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A low level water retention test in progress to test the bund floor and floor/wall joint.  A visual inspection was carried out on the walls above the water test level.

This transformer bund failed a visual inspection as the bund wall was broken through to accommodate new power cables.

Bund & Pipeline Testing

Environmental Efficiency undertakes bund testing strictly in accordance with the EPA Guidance document 'Storage and Transfer of Materials for Scheduled Activities'.   This guidance divides bunds into three containment classes and this class dictates the method of testing to be carried out.    If the containment class of the bunds on site are unknown, Environmental Efficiency can determine the class from the nature and volumes of the substances stored in the tanks.

The allowable bund test methods include hydrostatic tests to BS8007 and CIRIA163, and visual inspections.

Where the bund cannot be filled with water to capacity for practical or safety reasons, the EPA allows a visual inspection by a Chartered Engineer and Environmental Efficiency can  undertake this.

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Environmental Efficiency has achieved ISO 14001, the international standard for Environmental Management Systems.

We are members of RoSPA, the international organisation for promoting workplace safety.

Bob Sutcliffe, Technical Director of Environmental Efficiency, is a Chartered Engineer and has a Confined Space Certificate.  The EPA states that bund visual inspections can only be performed by Chartered Engineers.