Bunding - Regulations - Holding Capacity

Holding Capacity

Almost all regulations require a holding capacity of 110% of the capacity of the maximum capacity of the biggest tank within the bund or 25% of the total capacity of all the tanks within the bund whichever is the greatest. In addition further guidelines in some countries (e.g. the UK) recommend additional measures such as providing sufficient "freeboard" or height of wall above the maximum holding capacity to accommodate dynamic factors such as surge in situations of major tank failure or storm driven waves in larger bunds. As a rule (and unless specific local laws prevail) most operators work to the 110% capacity guide.

Read more about this topic:  Bunding, Regulations

Other articles related to "holding capacity":

Sand-based Athletic Fields - Construction
... Peat moss is used because it increases water and nutrient holding capacity and decreases bulk density ... This ratio will allow a water holding capacity of 15 to 26% and increase nutrient holding capacity greatly ...

Famous quotes containing the words capacity and/or holding:

    There is also something excellent in every audience,—the capacity of virtue. They are ready to be beatified.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)

    What a large volume of adventures may be grasped within this little span of life by him who interests his heart in every thing, and who, having eyes to see, what time and chance are perpetually holding out to him as he journeyeth on his way, misses nothing he can fairly lay his hands on.
    Laurence Sterne (1713–1768)