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Plastic Bunded Oil Tanks

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Bunded Oil Tanks For Sale

Bunded oil tanks are cost-effective solutions to oil storage for commercial, residential, and agricultural properties. They work to prevent oil wastage and contamination as the extra bunded layer provides protection from the weather, and the option to reuse fuel should the inner layer of the tank split. 

Take a look at the plastic bunded oil tanks we provide - featuring market leaders in fuel storage and dispensing tanks - all of which are compliant with OFTEC tank regulations.

Various Brands Of Plastic Bunded Oil Tanks

Purchasing a high-quality plastic bunded oil tank is an excellent investment. You can store oil for your central heating system and the production of hot water from your water heater, safely and effectively with one of our domestic oil storage tanks. Double skinned oil tanks are a great oil storage solution as they are both highly versatile and durable.

Tanks for Everything has considerable experience of providing plastic bunded heating oil tanks as a storage solution for businesses commercial management and domestic tanks in the UK. Our range of bunded oil tanks provides storage options for up to 10,000 litres of heating oil stored securely in one of our heating oil storage tanks. We know how important it is for a heating oil tank to be of high quality, which is why we only sell tanks that have been manufactured by the most reputable brands. The Harlequin 350 HQi is an entry-level bunded oil tank. For larger oil storage requirements, the DESO V5000BT can store up to 5,000 litres of oil.

Bunded Oil Tanks FAQ

Why choose a plastic oil tank?

Plastic heating tanks are a good choice as they are less prone to corrosion than some metal tanks. This is because they consist of an inner tank where the oil is stored and an outer tank, which exists to provide protection to the inner tank. Slimline bunded oil tanks are a sensible option if you are in an environmentally sensitive environment, or you are storing a large quantity of oil. Buying a bunded heating oil tank in the UK means that you have additional protection against leaks and also added security.

What is a "bunded" tank?

This is quite a common type of fuel storage tank, essentially, "bunded" refers to the second layer of plastic surrounding your tank. This means that should the outer layer of your tank crack for whatever reason, the inside will be protected by another layer.

Do I need a bunded oil tank? 

If you are storing over 2,500 litres the bunded oil tank will need to be approved as an OFTEC complaint if you are purchasing it for domestic purposes. This is because they can often contain hazardous liquids so the bunded oil tank must comply with relevant building regulations. 

Are plastic oil tanks protected against the damaging effects of sunlight? 

Plastic oil tanks stored outdoors will naturally be exposed to sunlight, which can degrade and weaken the tank. All of our bunded oil tanks for sale are UV stabilised to protect against the damaging effects of sunlight. This means they are suitable for use outdoors and will prevent fuel degradation when placed outside.

What size bunded oil tank do I need?

Domestic bunded oil tanks can range in capacity, from 650 litres to 10,000 litres in size, so choosing the correct sized tank for your requirements is dependent on several factors. To calculate the size of the tank you need, you will need to consider the following factors: the size of your property, its usage, the space available to you, and the location of your tank. For more information of the size of the tank you need, please click here.

What materials are plastic oil tanks made from? 

Each plastic oil tank is made from a strong, robust, diesel resistant polyethylene plastic. This makes it ideal for external fuel storage. Plastic bunded oil tanks are surrounded by a second skin of plastic. In an agricultural setting, bunds are generally used to protect and help collect run off and the principle is very similar. If the tank is damaged the outer skin can keep the contents safe and give you a small window of opportunity to replace the tank, allowing you to make an informed decision rather than a rushed decision on which tank to purchase next. 

Where should I place my bunded oil tank?

A bunded oil tank should be placed at least 760mm from a property boundary, unless that boundary is a substantial wall. It must also be positioned at least 1.8m from any windows, doors, boiler flues, eaves, and fascia - alongside any structures such as outbuildings and greenhouses. For further information on where to put your oil tank, please click here.

Can I fit a sight-gauge to a plastic bunded oil tank? 

Oftec regulations state that sight gauges are not suitable for fitting to bunded oil tanks. This is because it can compromise the integrity of the tank. The majority of our plastic bunded oil tanks are fitted with an electronic oil tank contents gauge already. This means there isn't a requirement for a sight-gauge to be fitted as there is already a means of measuring the oil level on a bunded tank. 

How can using a heating bunded oil tank help to save me money?

Using heating oil tanks can save you money as they allow you to use heating oil, which costs around 5.5p / kWh as opposed to electricity which is around 20.7p / kWh. You will also be able to shop around in order to find the best price per refill. In addition, systems that use heating oil tanks are around 15% more efficient than gas and 60% more efficient than electricity. This means you will use less heating oil in the long-term, making heating oil tanks cost effective to run.

How else can I make sure my oil tank is as safe as possible?

When it comes to installing and maintaining an oil tank, safety is paramount. You can prioritise your safety by opting for a bunded oil tank rather than a single skin one to avoid spillages, using fire-resistant tanks for hazardous materials, complying with regulations and choosing a registered installer to carry out any work. 

In addition, you should always consider fire and safety hazards in the area surrounding your bunded oil tank. If you are disguising your heated oil tank with plants and decorative barriers, or storing your tank in a shed or outhouse, you will need to avoid flammable materials, as well as making sure your oil tank can be accessed at all times. Learn more about safely disguising your oil tank

What is the difference between a bunded oil tank and a single skin oil tank? 

A bunded oil tank contains a second oil containment tank, whereas a single skin tank only has one. This means that a bunded oil tank will give extra protection against any leaks or spills which could contaminate the environment and become a fire hazard.

How are bunded oil tanks installed?

Heating oil and bunded oil tanks are installed in compliance with local Building Regulations and need to be carried out by an OFTEC registered installer with valid insurance and proper training.

How long do plastic oil tanks last?

A plastic oil tank usually has around a 10-15-year lifespan; however, you can occur issues along the way which can cause a hazardous leak or contamination within storage.

At Tanks For Everything, we are certified suppliers of bunded tanks - please contact us today to discuss delivery information.

Tuesday 5th July 2022
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