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Oil Drum Storage.

Post by stephen1974 » Tue Jul 30, 2019 1:07 pm

When is it ok not to provide bunding?

The regs say...


3.—
(1) Oil shall be stored in a container which is of sufficient strength and structuralintegrity to ensure that it is unlikely to burst or leak in its ordinary use.

(2) The container must be situated within a secondary containment system which satisfiesthe following requirements—(a) subject to paragraph (5), it must have a capacity of not less than 110% of thecontainer’s storage capacity or, if there is more than one container within the system,of not less than 110% of the largest container’s storage capacity or 25% of theiraggregate storage capacity, whichever is the greater;


However, if you look at mass storage facilities, you wont see any bunding. Examples...

https://thumbs.dreamstime.com/z/warehou ... 541717.jpg
https://thumbs.dreamstime.com/b/oil-dru ... 939395.jpg

One is indoors, the other outdoors. (Photos may be from outside the EU but im sure they are representative)

My assumption would be that inside there wouldn't be much likelihood of polluting the environment, but what about outside? I know they are only drums so a leak from one wouldn't do too much damge but lets say billy is showing off on his forklift and takes out a stack of them, you could have 2000 litres or more spilling out.
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Re: Oil Drum Storage.

Post by bernicarey » Tue Jul 30, 2019 2:47 pm

Depends where the drums are:
https://www.gov.uk/guidance/storing-oil ... containers
Places like refineries have their own bunding, containment and spillage mitigation procedures.
Equally, underground tanks don't have bunding.
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Re: Oil Drum Storage.

Post by stephen1974 » Tue Jul 30, 2019 3:46 pm

Someones in for an expensive recommendation :)

I can only assume those photos must be in regards to distribution sites.

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