How is the capacity of a spill bund calculated? How do I work out the height (depth) of a bund for my requirements?
There is a simple formula for calculating the volume capacity and height that a spill control bund needs to be:“The capacity of a bund must be at least 110% of the volume of the largest container in storage.”
- Identify the volume of the largest container to be stored within the bund. E.g. 207L (44 Gallon) drum etc.
- Add 10% to this volume of the largest container, e.g. 207L + 10% = 228L.
- Measure the length x width in cm of the area where the bund is to be located. E.g. 200cm x 300cm = 60,000cm2.
- There are 1000 cubic cm in 1 litre. So for 228L, the CC’s are 228,000. Divide this volume by the area (60,000cm2) to get the minimum height of the bund which is 3.8cm.
- This means that for a bund 2m x 3m used to store a largest container of 207L, a suitable bunding product to use would be the Area Safe Extruded Rubber Hump Bund which is 4cm high x 5m long.
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