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Document ID (ISN)56895
CIS number 91-1997
ISBN(s) 0-85-356338-1
Year 1990
Convention or series no. SRD/HSE/R 500
Author(s) Barnes D.S.
Safety and Reliability Directorate
Title The design of bunds
Bibliographic information United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority, Wigshaw Lane, Culcheth, Warrington WA3 4NE, United Kingdom, 1990. 74p. Illus. 82 ref. Price: GBP 6.00.
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) flammable liquids; United Kingdom; fire prevention; bund walls; major hazards; storage
Descriptors (secondary) USA; safety by design; comment on directive; spills
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Fire and explosions
Broad subject area(s) Fires, explosions and major hazards
Browse category(ies) Storage and warehousing
Major hazards