A COMAH tier 1 site approached adi WPC to help them develop a robust water pollution containment strategy.
We undertook a full flood mapping assessment which included using local area geography and flood modelling tools to create scenarios based on different spill, rainfall and flood events. From this, we created a clear picture of what would happen on-site in terms of water flow paths and pooling, so that we could identify key areas of risk.
From these key risk factors we were then able to come up with the best-combined pollution containment design to protect the entire site which included:
- Automated control
- Reduced number of toggle valves
- Use of strategic flood barriers for doorways
- Tertiary containment walls and kerbing
- Integration into site BMS
By adopting this approach we could design on the technical data and modelling, so that meant less valves and the use of non-intrusive of containment complementing the sites existing infrastructure, saving money.
The Royal Mint is the largest and most technically advanced minting facility in the world and make more than 3.3 billion coins and blanks a year for in excess of 30 countries at the site in Llantrisant, South Wales.