Choosing the ideal bund pallet is not a question of intuition with all the varieties that the marketplaces have to offer. You must be aware of your needs or consult specialists. We shall outline the main categories of spill bunds in this post and their primary applications. You will receive professional guidance on selecting the ideal spill bund system for your company.
Bundling: What Is It?
An impenetrable physical retaining barrier called a spill bund, or simply bunding, is intended to contain spills of all kinds, even harmful ones, properly. Most people agree that bunding is a crucial component of systems for spill control (SCSs). The bundling principle is straightforward yet highly effective at averting disaster. The term “the bund” refers to the complete perimeter intended to serve as a spill control region.
Bunding, the barrier that serves as a dam to contain spills, can be constructed from various materials, including concrete, brick, stone, or synthetic materials. The materials employed must be able to withstand the fluid they bundle. Take chemical storage, for instance. The present trend is to use lightweight bunding built from a mix of materials or new-generation, synthetic solid materials. The synthetic bunding is mobile, simple to maintain, and easy for machines and staff to access and manipulate.
Whatever the form of bunding, its walls must be tall enough to contain the maximum potential spill while remaining low enough for workers to handle the barrels, drums, or containers, deal with the spill if it happens, or operate without restriction in general. The precise design will be determined by your company’s demands and the user’s needs, the fluid volume of the most significant spill that is most likely to occur, the type of access needed, and the size of the containers used to store the fluid.
What Kinds of Bundling Are There?
In addition to being categorized by material (concrete, brick, PVC, etc.), shape (ramp, hump, or square), mobility (portable or fixed), and flexibility (rigid/inflexible, or flexible bunds), bunding may also be categorized by mobility.
The application, which determines the overall design and the kind of spill bunding, is the first thing to consider when selecting the appropriate spill bund for your facility. These five basic spill bund kinds, which we offer to meet the majority of retail, warehouse, and industrial applications, are listed below.
Mobility is the main advantage of portable bunding, and it is perfect for short-term storage in outlying areas far from your primary facility. It is, therefore, often utilized in the mining, oil, gas, and other extraction sectors and several different field operations in the construction industry. Heavy-duty PVC makes portable bunds, and reinforced battens are added for improved stability and simple installation. They take up the least amount of storage space when not in use and are quick to install, drawdown, and fold away.
Ideal for: Mining, oil, and gas sectors; any temporary, mobile storage need.
Installation is simple
Pros: Large capacity, simple to store when not used, and less expensive than long-term construction bunds installed on-site.
Bundles of spill pallets
Bunded spill pallets, as their name implies, are solid, waterproof, and resistant pallets that will contain any possible spills from the drums put onto them. They essentially serve as containers for holding liquid-filled barrels and drums. Bunded palettes are flexible and well-liked bunding material with many applications, particularly in drum storage spaces.
Bunded palettes are small and light, making it easy to store and carry them while not in use. They may also be readily stacked or nestled. Bunded pallets, IBCs, and twin IBCs are all available in 2- or 4-drum combinations (Intermediate Bulk Container). They are frequently utilized for storing drums and gasoline.
Ideal for: Storage facilities such as warehouses
Constant containment pallet, forklift compatibility, cheap cost, and accessibility are advantages.
Rubber Floor Bunding
Rubber floor bunds are a traditional style of stationary bunding that may be used in various situations where heavy vehicles must enter the bund, for instance, in transfer zones, washrooms, warehouses, and storage zones. This bunding is also one of the most potent, built to resist constant use and abuse. Its rounded edges prevent trip hazards for your personnel and provide easy vehicle access and exit. Our Rubber Floor Bund is accessible immediately, has a distinctive shape, and can be customized to meet site needs anytime. Rubber floor bunding is typically sold in 5m lengths and takes little time to install.
Ideal for: Car wash bays, storage facilities, and warehouses.
Substantial, durable, neat-looking, and easy to install are its advantages.
Modular Floor Bunding
To transport the drums, for example, vehicles may drive over flexible bunds since they are built of firm yet flexible material. Without any painful bouncing or the need to get out and lower the wall to permit passage, the material bends beneath the vehicle’s wheels and immediately springs back into shape after it has passed. Flexible floor bunding is the best option for your facilities if you often move the liquid-containing drums with working vehicles and utilize forklifts or other gear in your operations. When more capacity is needed for the bund, it is also available in 75mm and 100mm.
It is just as good at containing spills as rubber floor bunding, but it assures a faster working pace in warehouses and factories since it doesn’t slow down moving vehicles. Flexible bunding might, however, have a shorter lifespan than its stiff rubber cousin.
Ideal for: High-traffic indoor businesses like warehouses.
Pros: permits effortless vehicle operation, entrance, and exit.
Emergency or Temporary Bundling
Leaks involving drums or equipment can be quickly and temporarily fixed using temporary bunding, and it is composed of PVC plastics and assembles quickly. Temporary bunds are also the least expensive bunding solution on the list, but as previously said, they are not recommended for long-term usage or storage. Instead, every company should securely keep impromptu bunds available to deal with unexpected spills. They function as a spill catcher.
Perfect for: Managing urgent spills in any business
Pros: Lightweight, fast to assemble, and reasonably priced
Companies provide a variety of high-tech, current, and reliable spill bund solutions. The innovative and well-considered designs guarantee optimal operational effectiveness and spill control capabilities while adhering to all technical guidelines and regulatory specifications.