Case Study: Oil Resistant GRP Bund Lining for an Upmarket Snacks Manufacturer

The client

One of our clients makes upmarket potato snacks from high quality ingredients – and it needs to use lots of oil to make its products on a large enough scale.

The problem – a leaking bund

The only problem was that the company had a leaking bund, which would have caused major problems if sunflower oil or rapeseed oil had emptied into it.

So they came to us and asked whether we could help get their bund oil-tight once again – they only wanted to worry about making great snacks.

The solution – a fibreglass lining

The clients' bund is 9 metres by 8 metres, and over a metre high.

A long lasting solution was needed, so we recommended a GRP bund lining.

GRP (fibreglass) is strong, flexible and has a much longer lifespan than other coatings or linings – a good 20+ years.

Extra quick bund repair

We lined the bund in under a week and caused no disruption to the company's normal activities.

And now the work's done, they're free to concentrate on making their snacks – and won't have to worry about that problem bund for at least a couple of decades.

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We offer a high quality bund lining service to produce a simple, long term cost effective solution to your spill containment, protection and corrosion problems.

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The tank bund is 9 metres by 8 metres, and over a metre high.

1. The tank bund is 9 metres by 8 metres, and over a metre high.

Rapeseed oil had leaked into the bund. Special caustic cleaners were used, then grit blasting in preparation for matting.

2. Rapeseed oil had leaked into the bund. Special caustic cleaners were used, then grit blasting in preparation for matting.

After, tank bund with completed GRP lined areas.

3. After, tank bund with completed GRP lined areas.

Before, brick wall bund area containing 3 rapeseed oil storage tanks.

4. Before, brick wall bund area containing 3 rapeseed oil storage tanks.

After, bund fitted with oil resistant GRP lining.

5. After, bund fitted with oil resistant GRP lining.

Before, prior to cleaning, bunded tank containment area.

6. Before, prior to cleaning, bunded tank containment area.

After, bund with completed GRP lining to wall and floor areas.

7. After, bund with completed GRP lining to wall and floor areas.

Before, brick walled bund area, containing 3 oil tanks.

8. Before, brick walled bund area, containing 3 oil tanks.

After, showing fibreglass lined and coated areas.

9. After, showing oil resistant fibreglass lined and coated areas.

Before, showing bund area with storage tanks.

10. Before, showing bund area with storage tanks.

After, showing completed GRP lined areas.

11. After, completed GRP lined areas.

Before, showing brick wall bund area, bund access and surrounding 3 tanks.

12. Before, showing brick wall bund area, bund access and surrounding 3 tanks.

After, completed GRP bund lined area.

13. After, completed GRP bund lined area.

Before, brick wall bund area with 3 tanks. Removal of debris after grit blasting, prior to fibreglass matting.

14. Before, brick wall bund area with 3 tanks. Removal of debris after grit blasting, prior to fibreglass matting.

After, completed GRP lined areas.

15. After, completed GRP lined areas.

GRP bund lining, a simple, long term, cost effective solution to spill containment, protection and corrosion problems.

16. GRP bund lining, a simple, long term cost effective solution to spill containment, protection and corrosion problems.

The GRP lining of the bund was completed in under a week and caused no disruption to the company's normal activities.

17. The GRP lining of the bund was completed in under a week and caused no disruption to the company's normal activities.

How we lined the leaking bund. From preparation to final completed spill containment GRP lining installation.

Special tank bund cleaningSpecial tank bund cleaning

Rapeseed oil had leaked into the bund. It's not easy to clean up, so we used special caustic cleaners to get rid of it. Then it was time to send in an operative with a pressure washer to get the bund clean and ready for gritblasting.

Tank bund preparationTank bund preparation

Next came the gritblasting itself. This is necessary to give the brick and concrete a keyed surface – this makes sure that the fibreglass bund lining adheres to the surface properly, giving it maximum strength and adhesion.

Applying the GRP bund liningApplying the GRP bund lining

With a prepared surface to work with, it was time to apply the lining to the bund. First came a resin primer, followed by a chopped strand glass fibre matting, impregnated with resin.

A perfect tank bund finishA perfect tank bund finish

With the re-inforced resin in place, the last job was to use orbital sanders to remove any irregularities, before covering with a further coat followed by a top coat to make sure every surface in the bund was oil tight.

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