Design of containment systems for the prevention of water pollution from industrial incidents (R164)

This title enables the user to find the most appropriate secondary containment system. As well as detailed technical advice on the planning, design and construction of the various system options, it contains guidance to help designers choose the appropriate type and capacity of system with reference to assessed risk.

This original CIRIA publication R164 Design of containment systems for the prevention of water pollution from industrial incidents (Mason et al, 1997) was written primarily for new construction. However, many of the principles have been applied to good effect on existing sites.

Design of containment systems for the prevention of water pollution from industrial incidents (R164) has now been superseded by Containment systems for the prevention of pollution: Secondary, tertiary and other measures for industrial and commercial premises (C736; 2014).

The new guide has been revised and updated to reflect changes in legislation, construction design and practice and lessons learned from recent incidents (particularly Buncefield), near misses and inspections. Analysis of this and other incidents identifies several causes, future occurrences of which can be avoided by following the guidance in this document.

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