Primary Containment | AIChE

Primary Containment

A tank, vessel, pipe, transport vessel or equipment intended to serve as the primary container for, or used for the transfer of, a material. Primary containers may be designed with secondary containment systems to contain or control a release from the primary containment. Secondary containment systems include, but are not limited to, tank dikes, curbing around process equipment, drainage collection systems into segregated oily drain systems, the outer wall of double-walled tanks, etc.

Go to Process Safety Glossary

Download the app: iTunes | Google