Portable bunds are often used in remote and environmentally sensitive areas where a spill could cause grave harm to personnel, to the environment and/or to the cultural sensitivities of indigenous peoples.
Spill Station Australia developed the portable Quickbund portable bunding range for the Australian Army in 1984 and the range now encompasses ten stock sizes from 1000 litres to 25000 litres. Quickbunds can be custom made to specifications.
The importance of using the correct material in bund construction is vital for the effective control of potentially damaging chemical spills and the benefits far outweigh the small extra outlay for the initial purchase. XR-5 is the material used in all Spill Station Quickbunds and comes with an impressive history.
XR-5 was developed for the oil industry and the US military and has been proven in these sectors over the last 30 + years. XR-5 is constructed from a tough woven material coated with 5 layers of a patented polymer to provide long-term resistance to most chemicals and hydrocarbons.
Australia’s Military have proven the value of bunds constructed from XR-5 over the past 15 years in harsh Australian conditions as well as in Timor, Iran, Afghanistan and the Pacific region.