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Aquasentry

- Bund Water Control Unit

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How do you maintain your bunded areas? If you had a major leak within your bunded area , is there capacity within the bund to contain the contents? Every year there are over 5,000 pollution incidents involving oil and fuels, the effects can be devastating for both the natural environment and the source of the leak. Two of the most common causes for these disasters are insufficient storage and bunded areas.

A bund is a secondary containment area that is constructed around oil (or chemical) storage facilities to prevent leaks and spills polluting watercourses. Bunds need to be watertight to be effective and therefore bunded areas will collect rainwater, which becomes polluted by the normal day-to-day drips from the storage facility. The polluted rainwater must be removed in an environmentally safe manner so that the bund retains its full capacity to contain a major spill and avoid an oil pollution incident.

Aquasentry’s Bund Water Control Unit acts as a de-watering system for areas where there may be a build up of rain water mixed with oil residues. It works by detecting the difference between oil & water and pumping away the water into the surface water drainage system or a soak away. It removes water from sumps at a rate of 145 litres/min, enabling a discharge rate of <5mg of oil per litre (5 parts per million), making the Bund Water Control Unit safe and effective to use.

The unit uses conductivity probes to determine the nature of the liquid within the sump and automatically activates the pump to remove the water.  Once the water has been removed and only oil remains the pump will cease.  This allows for economical and effective waste removal and will have the added benefit of reducing your disposal costs whilst protecting the bund from disintegration.

The unit works 365 days a year, 24 hours a day to keep your bunded area in good condition, dry and free from oil contamination.

The units are situated in a range of applications from sub stations to oil bunds to underground lift shafts and are available to be used within zoned areas.

The Bund Water Control Unit ensures that your bunds retain 110% capacity as stated within PPG 2. Aquasentry’s Bund Water Control Unit is a cost effective de-watering solution providing you best practice for the environmental management of your bunded areas.

  • Automated bund dewatering

  • Alarm activation

  • Automatic monitoring

  • Retain bund capacity

  • Notification of potential pollution incident

  • For remote locations

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