Construction of bunds for oil storage tanks (R163)

Anyone with an interest in oil storage tanks, from property owners, environmental regulators, local authorities, site operators, tank and bund designers to contractors, equipment suppliers and insurers, cannot afford to miss this comprehensive publication. Oil spillages cause about a quarter of all inland water pollution incidents in the UK with devastating effects. Many of these incidents result from oil storage tanks with inadequate or non-existent secondary protection. The pressure is on to stop these incidents happening, and secondary containment, or bunding, for oil storage tanks is one of the best ways of cutting the risks. This book gives the background to the problem and guides the user to the most appropriate bund capacity, shape, dimensions and structural design. It includes a series of model designs, a technical description of works and a non-technical guide to the designs. Key words: pollution prevention, site management.

ISBN: 978-0-86017-468-4

Author: P A Mason, H J Amies, G Sangarapillai et al

Number of pages: 72 (paperback)

Publisher: CIRIA

Date of Publication: January 1997