The legislation typically reads as follows: the bund must have sufficient capacity to contain 110% of the volume of the largest container; or 25% of the total volume stored on the bund, whichever is greater.
This means a 4 drum bund (sump capacity 230 litres) can be used to store up to 4 x 205 ltr drums (205 x 110% = 225.5 litres, 820 x 25% = 164.0 litres) or 46 x 20 litre drums (20 x 110% = 22.0 litres, 960 x 25% = 230 litres), but cannot be used to store a 1,000 ltr IBC (1000 x 110% = 1100.0 litres). If you would like to discuss your needs further, please contact us on +61 2 4827 0222, or email [email protected].
However storage requirements do vary depending on the product being stored – typically, flammable liquids, corrosive substances, oxidising agents and organic peroxides must be stored in compliant dangerous goods safety cabinets rather than on bunds.
Please note this advice is general in nature, and is based on Australian legislation. If you are unsure please check with a Dangerous Goods consultant.
SpillBoss Polyethylene Bunds are manufactured from UV-stabilised polyethylene, making them sturdy, long-lasting, and easy to clean, while having excellent chemical resistance. They are typically used for the indoor storage of liquids; if outdoor storage is required various types of covers are available for all-weather protection.
Polyethylene Drum and IBC Bunds are used to provide safe storage of liquids at the location they are used in a manufacturing or workshop process. Bunds are easily moved to new locations by both forklifts and pallet jacks while empty.
All liquid storage must comply with local, state and federal regulations. Typically, these regulations state that the bund must have sufficient capacity to contain 110% of the volume of the largest container; or 25% of the total volume stored on the bund, whichever is greater – for more details please check our FAQ.
Anyone storing, handling or using liquids during their work process is likely to need bunding to comply with regulations, including Workshops, Mining, Oil & Gas sites, Construction sites, Manufacturing Facilities, Waste Management companies, and Local, State and Federal Government organisations.