Chemical resistant lining project recently completed for a major petroleum supplier in Southampton.
Our client required a long term solution to help protect their sites brick built drainage gully and catchment bunds from sulphuric acid spill overs.
The Importance of Chemical Resistant Linings for Chemical Bunds
Chemical bunds play a crucial role in safeguarding the environment, human health, and industrial infrastructure by preventing hazardous chemical spills and leaks.
One vital component that enhances the effectiveness of these containment systems is the use of chemical resistant linings.
In this blog post, we will delve into the significance of employing chemical-resistant linings for chemical bunds and how they contribute to a safe and sustainable working environment.
Preventing Chemical Leaks:
Chemical bunds are designed to capture and contain potential leaks and spills from storage tanks, drums, or pipelines.
When these bunds are lined with a chemical-resistant material, it forms a robust barrier against chemical penetration, reducing the risk of leakage into the surrounding environment.
This prevents soil and groundwater contamination, minimizing the potential for lasting ecological damage.
Protection Against Corrosion:
Chemical substances can be highly corrosive to conventional materials, causing them to degrade rapidly over time. By using chemical-resistant linings, the bund’s structural integrity is preserved, ensuring long-term durability even in the face of harsh chemical exposure.
This resistance to corrosion extends the life span of the chemical bund, leading to cost savings and reduced maintenance efforts.
Mitigating Health and Safety Risks:
A properly lined chemical bund acts as an essential safety measure, protecting workers, nearby communities, and first responders from exposure to dangerous chemicals.
Chemical-resistant linings prevent accidental contact with hazardous substances, reducing the potential for injuries, health complications, and emergencies.
Compliance with Regulatory Standards:
Many industries that deal with hazardous chemicals are subject to strict regulatory requirements.
Using chemical-resistant linings in bunds is often mandatory to comply with environmental and safety regulations.
By adhering to these standards, companies can avoid legal consequences, fines, and reputational damage.
Versatility and Customization:
Chemical resistant linings come in various formulations, each tailored to withstand specific types of chemicals and environmental conditions.
This versatility allows businesses to select the most suitable lining material for their particular needs, ensuring optimal protection against the chemicals stored or processed on-site.
In conclusion, chemical bunds lined with chemical-resistant materials are a critical safeguard for industries handling hazardous substances.
They act as an effective barrier against leaks, protect against corrosion, mitigate health risks, and ensure compliance with regulatory standards. By investing in high-quality chemical resistant linings, companies demonstrate their commitment to safety, environmental protection, and sustainable practices.
Prioritising the use of chemical resistant linings is not only a sound business decision but also an ethical responsibility to safeguard our planet and its inhabitants from the potential dangers of chemical spills and leaks.
Our Chemical Resistant Lining Solution
The majority of the concrete mortar In between the brick work had disintegrated due to the high concentration of sulphuric acid they had been exposed to over the years.
Therefore it was imperative that our client utilised an effective chemical resistant lining system to help protect the gully and the bund for the foreseeable future.
Our operatives initially prepared the brick-built bund and gully which included carrying out minor concrete repairs.
With the repairs completed, our chemical resistant lining system was applied to all surfaces.
The lining application was then left to cure, prior to placing the system back into operation.
Should you require help with a similar chemical resistant lining project please don’t hesitate to contact our team.