Bray (Co. Wicklow) Tel: 01 276 1428 

Lisburn (Co. Antrim) Tel: 028 9262 6733

Birmingham  Tel: 0121 673 1804

info@enviro-consult.com


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

Bund Inspection and Testing

Why do I need Bund Integrity Testing?
Bund Integrity Testing is needed so that you act in accordance with EPA and Local Authorities. All bunds must pass an Integrity Test at least every 3 years.

The general recommendation is that bunds should be hydrostatically tested after construction and before tanks and other equipment are placed inside.  Environmental Efficiency can provide this service.


Once in service, bunds should be periodically tested.  This can be by either Visual Assessment or Hydrostatic Testing.  The UK COMAH Policy group states that hydrostatic testing on in-service bunds is not best practice due to dangers in tank stability and also because water can be forced under the base of the tank which will lead to corrosion problems.  Environmental Efficiency can undertake Visual Assessments


For Irish EPA regulated sites, periodic hydrostatic testing is required for Class 1 (high risk) and Class 2 (medium risk) bunds.  Where bunds cannot be filled with water to capacity for practical or safety reasons, the EPA allows a visual inspection by a Chartered Engineer.


Environmental Efficiency undertakes hydrostatic and visual inspections through the UK and Ireland.  Where necessary Environmental Efficiency can fill bunds with water and dispose of afterwards.

 

For further information on our services please phone one of the following numbers or use the contact form

  • Birmingham 0121 673 1804
  • Ireland (Bray) 01 276 1428
  • Northern Ireland 028 9262 6733

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

Bob Sutcliffe is a founder member and a director of EMPI, the national organisation for energy professionals.

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

Environmental Efficiency acknowledges the support of Wicklow LEO, the NDP and the EU in part funding our business expansion project.

Environmental Efficiency acknowledges the support of Wicklow LEO, the NDP and the EU in part funding our business expansion project.