At the heart of any oil heating installation is an oil storage tank. When correctly installed and maintained, today’s oil tanks can provide many years of safe, secure and environmentally responsible fuel storage. Single skin oil tanks can be installed at a domestic property where a tank with secondary containment is not required; generally they are suitable for most installations at family homes in the UK, unless it’s situated in an area where there could be potential environmental damage. Single skin oil tanks come in a variety of shapes and sized and here at BHL we stock only the most reputable brands making it easier for you to find a tank you’ll trust. Modern oil storage tanks are made from plastic or steel, and the size and type that you require can be determined by your technician and be catered to your individual requirements. Single skin oil tanks are designed only to store kerosene central heating oil. Generally a single skin tank cannot legally be installed if the tank is in excess of 2500 litres or within 10m of controlled water, because BHL wouldn’t want any environmental damage.
Big Bunded Brands:
BHL are renowned for our variety of brands. Our single skin 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 single skin 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. 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. 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 Single Skin Oil Tank for you?
Atlas single skin oil tanks are guaranteed for 2 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 two 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. Oil storage tank installations also need to comply with regional Building Regulations. Oil tanks like all heating products have an expected working life, typically of 20 years. If used beyond this time the risk of a costly tank failure increases.
Inspect your tank regularly for corrosion, damage, interference or for signs of a leak. 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. Your oil tank should be inspected annually as part of your heating system’s regular service visit. Cutting back branched and removing any obstacles will help to prevent your tank from getting damaged. To minimise the risk of pollution from an oil spill, some installations must have a secondary containment, see our bunded oil tank category for further information. In some situations the oil 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 and within a 60 minute fire rate chamber. An oil tank will need a service visit, during which the oil engineer should check your oil storage tanks and oil supply pipes. If an oil storage tank is not adequately supported, the tank itself can be weakened leading to the eventual failure and escape of stored fuel. During the life of an installation an oil storage tank base will need to provide continual structural support, even though ground conditions may alter from season to season and year to year. The service engineer should inspect the tank for water contamination, clean or replace the oil filter and visually check accessible fittings got oil leaks.