When your fibreglass lining for chemical bunds need lining, it’s important to ensure you choose the right coating to protect against spillage and corrosion. If you don’t, your secondary containment could fail, causing expensive site damage and breaching Environment Agency pollution guidelines.
Whether your bund is concrete, brick or steel, a chemical bund liner should be installed to protect against chemicals and improve fluid tightness. A lining is also often the only way to achieve regulatory compliance if your primary containment structure is made of a particularly corrosive material.
Strength in Containment: Exploring the Advantages of Fibreglass Lining in Chemical Bund Applications
The type of bund lining you choose should be tailored to the types of chemicals your site handles and your environmental conditions. Fibreglass lining is an excellent choice for chemical resistance and can withstand a wide range of liquids. It also offers superior durability to other coatings such as epoxy, meaning it can be used in high-risk areas.
Fibreglass is a hard-wearing coating that bonds strongly to concrete. It is highly resilient against abrasion, impact, UV solar and vegetative growth and can be finished with a choice of pigments, additives (non-slip grit, flame retardants) and topcoat resins. However, working with concrete can be dangerous and precautions should always be taken to reduce risk of injury or illness. Specialist masks should be worn to protect against the inhalation of chemicals, and thick gloves can be provided to offer short-term protection for users.