How to Choose Drum and IBC Storage

Drum & IBC Storage/Containment

If you store more than 200 Litres of oil/chemicals on site in containers, they MUST be stored in either a bunded area or on a drip tray/spill pallet.

Siting of Liquids
Always consider where you are storing your liquids, either inside a building or outside on site.
The table below shows some requirements you need to think about:

Drum Type Inside Outside Sheltered Outside
5, 25, 100L Drums Not Available
205 L drums

We provide a complete range of spill trays and bund pallets to cater for the compliant storage of all liquid containers from 5L through to multiple IBC’s. Moreover, we provide these solutions for storage both indoors and outdoors.

5, 25, 100 Litre Drums
We provide a large choice of spill trays for the safe storage for these size of drums in our 5L & 25L Drum Bunded Storage section. These products are not suitable for permanent outside uncovered applications due to the ingress of rainwater.

205 Litre Drums
We provide a large variety of compliant storage solutions for 205L drums.

Our spill pallet range caters for the storage of 1, 2, 3, 4 or 8 x 205L drums, with most coming with the option of a simple ‘raincover’ option. The ‘covered’ option comes complete with a steel framework to hold the cover over and above the drums. The ‘raincover’ option is a simple cover that uses the physical ‘form’ of the stored drums to hold the cover in place.

Horizontal Storage
Our Drumrack dispenser systems allow for 1, 2, 3 or 4 x 205L drums to be stored and tapped horizontally. These can only be used in an undercover environment.

Bunded Workfloors
Bunded workfloors allow low level storage of drums. You will find workfloors to store 2, 4, 6 or 8 x 205L drums. These are all for use indoors and are all accessible by the use of ramps. Ramps are available in long, short or wide formats.


IBC Spillpallets
Our range of IBC spillpallets come in a single or double IBC format. Double IBC spillpallets can only be used when the contents of the IBC’s will not react. All IBC spillpallets come with a simple ‘raincover’ option where the cover uses the physical ‘form’ of the stored IBC/IBC’s to hold the cover in place. There is a ‘covered’ option for both a single and double IBC spillpallet which comes complete with a steel framework to hold the cover over and above the IBC’s.

‘Covered’ or ‘Raincover’ – What should I choose?
The ‘covered’ option comes with a steel framework which supports the cover over and above the drums/IBC. Access is via a heavy duty Velcro closing system and is suitable for daily access. The cover is made of a robust heavy duty waterproof material.

The ‘raincover’ option uses the physical ‘form’ of the stored Drums/IBC’s to support the cover. It is secured by tying off the heavy duty elasticated cord threaded through the brass eyelets at the base of the raincover. This is not very versatile for daily usage. The cover itself is made of a much lighter weight waterproof material.