If your business manages, uses, dispenses or stores liquids, chemicals or hazardous substances then it is very likely that you will benefit from bunded pallet storage.
Bunded storage is used to minimise the risk of potential spills to employees and the environment around you while hazardous substances are in storage.
Bunding systems capture and contain hazardous liquids and chemicals so that they are safer and easier to manage and clean up, should they escape from their drum or IBC.
Containit Solutions have an extensive range of bunding and spill containment solutions available, including long span bunded shelving, IBC bunding, battery storage and handling cages, drum bunding, outdoor dangerous goods stores, spill kits, and more.
However, if you are not sure if you need bunded storage, then consider the type of facility you are dealing with and the type of bunded storage you will need.
The Type of Facility
If your workplace or facility stores, transfers, processes or dispenses any chemicals or substances that are toxic, hazardous or harmful to people or the environment, then you should have bunded pallet storage to help manage these materials safely.
Even when simply destroying or dispensing chemicals or substances, it’s not always possible to do so continuously. In this case, you will rely upon storage systems to hold your drum or IBC containers between jobs.
Chemicals like pesticides, petroleum, oil, diesel and acid are obvious candidates for bunded storage systems, but seemingly harmless substances like milk also need careful and extensive bunding systems to contain spills.
Because of its high biological content and solubility, milk can be as damaging as oil.
Milk processing plants, wineries, and food processing facilities, should use bunded storage, as should any other facility that deals with and stores liquids other than water.
The Type of Bunded Storage
There’s a difference between long span bunded pallet racking and free-standing IBC bunding and drum bunding equipment.
It’s also important to know that different substances aren’t compatible for being stored together, so you should only use one system for one substance, and not put all your hazardous materials together in one storage system.
Containit Solutions frequently recommend more than one bund solution to adequately cover all risks.
However, if you’re particularly interested in bunded pallet racking, then it’s important to know when and where they should be used.
Like ordinary pallet racking, bunded pallet racking is a form of open-air storage that provides you with lots of vertical space.
Bunded pallets are suitable for small containers, such as 20L drum, 205L drums etc. Drums of oil are one item that might be stored on bunded pallets.
Bunded pallets capture liquid in the sump and as a result, the capacity of the sump is very important. The sump should be more than capable of holding the greater of 110% of the largest container or 25% of the aggregate total being stored on the pallet. This can be easily established by checking your inventory details and speaking to the experts at Containit.
Bunded pallets not only store your dangerous substances but they are also compatible with forklifts and fully portable (when unloaded) should your company move sites.
To learn more about bunded pallet storage or any other bunding solution, contact Containit today.