An oil tank is used for storing oil such as a very large oil storage container at a refinery; a large oil storage area on an oil tanker; or a smaller container for the storage of heating oil to a property. A bund is a secondary containment system designed to prevent fuel lost from the tank escaping into the environment. Plastic Bunded Oil Tanks consist of a single skin inner tank within an outer tank, meaning that if the inner tank is damaged or overfilled then any spillage is controlled, having only a minimal effect on the environment, because BHL love the environment. Bunded oil tanks have become mandatory by law at many commercial, industrial and agricultural premises throughout the UK, it is also essential to use a bunded oil tank in any environmentally sensitive area including many residential dwellings. Modern oil tanks come in all shapes and sizes and can be made from plastic or steel, the size of the tank you need can depend on your individual requirements, however your technician should be able to assist you further in that department. Many fuel storage tanks require oil bunds to prevent pollution. To minimise the rise of pollution many tanks need a secondary containment, this can be achieved by purchasing a bunded oil tank. Under the Oil Storage Regulations, a qualifying tank should be contained within bunding totalling no less than 110% of the storage tanks full capacity. As a general overview, oil tanks can be made from a variety of materials and can consist of a variety of designs. Some tanks are made from plastic, some from steel. Furthermore, some tanks are single skin, whereas other are bunded, or double skinned tanks.
Big Bunded Brands:
BHL are renowned for our variety of brands. Our bunded oil tanks come from reputable suppliers such as Atlas and Titan. Atlas promises that when you buy one of their products, you are buying a strong, maintenance free tank that you can install and forget all about. Atlas believes you are buying the best. Titan is a world leader in the supply of high performance building products to the construction industry. As a global company with offices in over 80 locations they operate in sectors including domestic, commercial, agricultural, industrial, transportation and municipal. With one of the longest standing reputations in all areas of business, Titan have been creating sustainable, renewable and environmentally friendly solutions for domestic and large scale projects across the world, which is why BHL trust brands like Titan and Atlas.
Choosing a tank:
Atlas bunded oil tanks are strong and attractive not to mention at affordable prices here at BHL. They have a wide variety of designs and have been approved by experts. Atlas tanks are strong and light with built in handgrips ensuring installation is of ease. The tanks have a well proven and respected design to prevent any unwanted rain water entering. Titan are market leaders in fuel storage and their Ecosafe range offer an easy choice for home owners, contractors, developers and businesses. BHL suggest that it is always a good idea to have an oil spill kit with your tank as it helps you to easily deal with a spill or a leak, these can be found under our accessories category. If the tank is filled from a point where it can’t be seen during delivery, check it has an overfill prevention device or alarm. If there isn’t one it’s recommended you get one installed as oil price is ever growing just like us here at BHL, also some tanks may need this by law. Their oil storage tanks are manufactured to the very highest of standards that far exceed all current regulations and safety standards. Titan’s tanks are available as single skins or bunded and offer the most advances range of bunded tanks in the UK and Ireland. In some situations, the storage tank can be sited inside a building such as a garage or outhouse. Installations of this type require the tank to be self-contained within a 60 minute fire rated chamber. Your choices may be limited to manufacturer however they are not limited in tanks; take a look at our wide variety and decide. Is the eco tank for you? Is the Atlas Bunded Oil Tank for you?
Atlas bunded oil tanks and fuel depots are guaranteed for ten years, the warranty may be void if the tank has been installed incorrectly, misused, damaged or repaired without the approval of Atlas Tanks. Atlas tanks should be installed by a qualified OFTEC approved installer and the product must be fitted in accordance with OFTEC codes of practice. The installer should carry out a risk assessment before installing a tank. Titan tanks also come with a ten year guarantee. Building regulations require that a Risk Assessment is undertaken prior to installation, to determine whether or not a spill from a new or replacement domestic oil tank installation would pose a risk to nearby groundwater sources.
Inspect your tank regularly for corrosion, damage, interference or for signs of a leak. Your oil tank should be inspected annually as part of your heating system’s regular service visit. Storage tanks like all heating products have an expected working life, which is typically 20 years, and if used beyond this time, the risk of a costly tank failure increases. Check for bulges, deep scratches, cracks, discolouration or rust – remember if your tank is metal, it can rust from the inside out. Look for any oil that may be leaking from pipes, valves and seams, also BHL recommend you check regularly to make sure the lid is tightly closed to stop water getting in, make sure the tank is accessible for delivery driver, maintenance and repairs. Check the amount of oil in your tank regularly so you know how much oil you are using, you’ll then be able to better plan your deliveries, and ensure you don’t unexpectedly run out of oil. Sudden decreases in oil may indicate a leak in the tank. If an oil storage tank is not adequately supported, the tank itself can be weakened leading to the eventual failure and escape of the stored fuel. During the life of an installation and oil storage tank base will need to provide continual structural support, even though ground conditions may alter from season to season. Cutting back branched and removing any obstacles will help to prevent your tank from getting damaged. An oil tank will need a service visit, during which the oil engineer should check your oil storage tanks and oil supply pipes. The service engineer should inspect the tank for water contamination, clean or replace the oil filter and visually check accessible fittings got oil leaks. The location of your tank is also extremely important and should follow OFTEC requirements, such as being fitted 1.8m away from non-fire rated eaves of buildings etc.