|Document ID (ISN)||56895|
|Convention or series no.
Safety and Reliability Directorate
||The design of bunds
||United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority, Wigshaw Lane, Culcheth, Warrington WA3 4NE, United Kingdom, 1990. 74p. Illus. 82 ref. Price: GBP 6.00.
||This report examines various Codes of Practice, mainly from the UK and the US, on the bulk storage of liquid chemicals and industrial materials, and compares precautions taken to restrict the loss of such materials. The report discusses the philosophy of bunding and describes the principal design features of bunds such as material of construction, height, capacity and drainage of surface water. Factors which determine bund efficiency are assessed. The report concludes that as a result of the ad hoc manner in which bunding requirements have often been developed, there is no individual Code of Practice which relates specifically to bunding, and there are anomalies in current Codes on the storage of industrial materials.
||flammable liquids; United Kingdom; fire prevention; bund walls; major hazards; storage
||USA; safety by design; comment on directive; spills
||E - Books, reports, proceedings
|Country / State or Province||United Kingdom|
||Fire and explosions
|Broad subject area(s)
||Fires, explosions and major hazards
||Storage and warehousing