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O.L.E C2020 Tank Gauge With High/Low level Alarms
O.L.E C2020 Tank Gauge With High/Low level Alarms
O.L.E C2020 Tank Gauge with High/Low level Alarms Product Features: Suitable for use with Oil, diesel, biodiesel up to B100, AdBlue & antifreeze Accuracy +/- of tanks capacity Suits tank 0.6m to 3m high. Electronic displays with backlight. Weatherproof to IP55 Gives continuous readouts in litres & shows a % bar. 230v Includes 4-20ma output. Can connect to a BMS (Building...
£623.32 ex VAT
(£747.98 inc VAT)
O.L.E T5020 Tank Gauge
O.L.E T5020 Tank Gauge
O.L.E T5020 Tank Gauge Product Features: Accuracy +/- 0.25% of tank capacity Suitable for oil, diesel, biodiesel up to B100, AdBlue & antifreeze Suits tank 0.3m to 3m Electronic display with backlight Weatherproof to IP55 Gives continuous readouts in litres & shows a % bar. 230v Includes 4-20mA outputs & Modbus RS485 to connect to a BMS system. Tank probes are...
£1,062.22 ex VAT
(£1,274.66 inc VAT)

Permabond A131 Pipe Thread Sealant
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Permabond A131 Pipe Thread Sealant
Permabond A131 Pipe Thread Sealant Key Features: A high-performance pipe thread sealant. Suitable with diesel, biodiesel up to B30, oil, petrol, air & water Supplied in tube with nozzle applicator. Easy to apply, prevents unnecessary wastage. Water washable before setting makes it very clean to use. Fast acting will withstand 50 psi (3 bar) after 1 hour. 200ml tube size 1...
£71.67 ex VAT
(£86.00 inc VAT)
Hytek ATEX Certified Compact Tank Bund Alarm For AdBlue
Hytek ATEX Certified Compact Tank Bund Alarm For AdBlue
Hytek ATEX Certified Compact Tank Bund Alarm For Plastic Tanks/Open Bunds Unlike most compact alarms on the market today it’s a constant monitoring alarm & not a “push to test” type. Suitable with heating adblue/DEF and water. Battery operated (Battery supplied, type PP3 x1). Weatherproof to IP55. Compact design for use in confined spaces, 90mm square. High power...
£97.00 ex VAT
(£116.40 inc VAT)

Hytek Battery Tank Alarm - ATEX CertifiedHytek Battery Tank Alarm - ATEX Certified
Hytek Battery Tank Alarm - ATEX Certified
Hytek ATEX Certified Battery Operated Tank Alarm The Hytek tank alarm can be used wherever a high, low or bund level alarm is required in either vertical or horizontal tanks. Float activated switches detect alarm conditions, a maximum of 3 float switches can be installed, monitoring high, low or bund levels. The tank alarm is suitable for many liquids including diesel, gas oil, oils. Easy installation...
from £238.00 ex VAT
(£285.60 inc VAT)
Manual Diesel Nozzle (With latch)
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Manual Diesel Nozzle (With latch)
Manual Diesel Nozzle (With Latch) The Hytek Manual Diesel Nozzle (with latch) has been specially designed to provide an economic nozzle for hand pump applications. This robust nozzle has been designed to prevent excess maintenance or replacement costs caused by general wear and tear. The nozzle has a sturdy cast aluminium body that comes equipped with a 1" F BSPP swivel as standard, keeping...
£27.58 ex VAT
(£33.10 inc VAT)

Nozzle HangerNozzle Hanger
Nozzle Hanger
Nozzle Hanger: The Fleetman nozzle hanger is the perfect accompaniment for ZVA nozzles. Made from durable cast aluminium, the hanger is robust in design and extremely functional in situations where an integrated hook has not been possible. The hanger can help keep an operation tidy and clear of trip hazards, allowing for a safer work area. The integrated switch prevents misuse by operatives,...
from £186.28 ex VAT
(£223.54 inc VAT)
Tanker Delivery Nozzle
Tanker Delivery Nozzle
Tanker Delivery Nozzle The tanker delivery nozzle is ideally designed for fuel tanker delivery hoses and come complete with a 2" lugged nut outlet for easy use. Its design also incorporates a removal spout for fitting into the tank fill point. The heavy-duty, cast aluminium body is capable of sustaining flow rates of up to 415lpm (litres per minute) and is ideal for heating oil, diesel and...
£445.56 ex VAT
(£534.67 inc VAT)

Drum/IBC Valve Coupler - Self Venting - Micromatic
Drum/IBC Valve Coupler - Self Venting - Micromatic
Drum/IBC Valve Coupler - Self Venting - Micromatic Product Features: Suitable with AdBlue® & agri chemicals, herbicides, insecticides & fungicides. For closed liquid transfer from drums/IBC. Self-venting to keep the drum/IBC free from contaminants. Fits onto existing valve extractor already fitted on drum/IBC. 1” F BSPP outlet connection. 304 stainless steel c/w EPDM...
£204.13 ex VAT
(£244.96 inc VAT)
Statically Bonded Safety Break Hose Assembly 1"
Statically Bonded Safety Break Hose Assembly 1"
Statically Bonded Safety Break Hose Assembly 1" Break away hose assembly 1" (Pigtails) are used in conjunction with breakaway valve. The 'pigtail' will be fixed to the outlet of the pump and then the breakaway valve, on the oppose side of the spout you will then connect your delivery hose. The use for the 'pigtails' is to make sure if someone accidentally drives away...
£58.19 ex VAT
(£69.83 inc VAT)

1" Suction Hose Per Metre
1" Suction Hose Per Metre
1" Suction Hose Per Metre Product Feature: Suitable with for use with Diesel and biodiesel blends up to b30 Flexible PVC with rigid spiral embedded compound. Supplied per metre or on a 30m coil. **Please Note: If you require anymore than 1 meter, please select quantity amount e.g. Quantity 5 will be 5 meters**
£10.75 ex VAT
(£12.90 inc VAT)
Optional Particle & Water Filter Kit For Fuel Storage Tank Re-Circulation Kits
Optional Particle & Water Filter Kit For Fuel Storage Tank Re-Circulation Kits
Optional Particle & Water Filter Kit For Fuel Storage Tank Re-Circulation Kits 10 micron particle/ water filter c/w fittings & filter wrench.
£79.15 ex VAT
(£94.98 inc VAT)

Diesel Pre-Filter Fuel Conditioner
Diesel Pre-Filter Fuel Conditioner
Fuel Conditioner This PureFuel inline fuel conditioner requires no power and little maintenance. Fuel conditioners provide a safe and natural way of fighting microbial contamination, helping to keep fuel in top condition. Specification 1" BSP inline female threads Max flow: 85L/min 5100L/hr Max pressure: 6.9 bar Weight: 1.2kgs Dimensions: 129mm dia. body x 53mm thick Fixing...
£241.00 ex VAT
(£289.20 inc VAT)
Tank Water Finding Paste
Tank Water Finding Paste
Tank Water Finding Paste for Diesel, Gas oil, Kerosene, Petrol & Heating Oil Detects the presence of water in tanks, smear onto the dipstick & leave in fuel, paste turns from dark brown to red on contact with water 90g tube
from £13.00 ex VAT
(£15.60 inc VAT)

Angle Check Valve For Diesel - 1½” F BSPT
Angle Check Valve For Diesel - 1½” F BSPT
Angle Check Valve for Diesel - 1½” F BSPT Key Features: 1½” F BSPT inlet and outlet. Fitted in pump suction lines to prevent line drainage/ loss of prime. Angle check valve (ACV) - Suitable for diesel 1 Year warranty
£97.54 ex VAT
(£117.05 inc VAT)
Anti-Syphon Valve – Diesel – ATEX
Anti-Syphon Valve – Diesel – ATEX
Anti-Syphon Valve – Diesel – ATEX Atex approved anti-syphon valve for use with diesel and bio diesel up to B30. The valve has a high flow rate of up to 200lpm (litres per minute), for use with above-ground tanks. 11/2” F BSPT flanged ports and a maximum pressure of 49psi (3.4 bar). Key Features: Suitable with diesel and biodiesel up to B30 High flow rate, up to 200lpm Protects...
£517.06 ex VAT
(£620.47 inc VAT)

Heldite Jointing Compound
Heldite Jointing Compound
Heldite Jointing Compound Key Information: Choose between 250ml or 500ml General purpose jointing & thread sealant compound. Recommended for diesel, biodiesel up to B10, oils, coolants, water, steam & kerosene. NOT suitable with ethanol. Fully waterproof & MOD approved. Screw top tins with brush applicator. Master carton box quantity 60. 500ml tins without brush...
from £19.18 ex VAT
(£23.02 inc VAT)
Loxeal 18-10 Liquid Teflon Pipe Thread Sealant - 250ml
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Loxeal 18-10 Liquid Teflon Pipe Thread Sealant - 250ml
Loxeal 18-10 Liquid Teflon Pipe Thread Sealant - 250ml Key Features: Anaerobic adhesive for sealing of metal thread pipe joints. Suitable with gas, LP gas, compressed air, petrol, oil, industrial fluids, CFC, potable water & several chemicals. Low friction coefficient makes joint assembly easy. Ideal to replace PTFE tape. Temp range -55°C to +150°C. Easy to disassemble...
£41.46 ex VAT
(£49.75 inc VAT)

PTFE Sealing Tape (Pack of 10)
PTFE Sealing Tape (Pack of 10)
PTFE Sealing Tape Key Features PTFE Sealing Tape 12mm wide tape with a thickness of 0.075mm Supplied in 12-meter-long white plastic spools with cover. Pack of 10 rolls Suitable for AdBlue®, B100, Diesel, Heating Oil, Kerosene, Oil, Petrol 1 year warranty **Please note these are only sold in pack of 10 and not singularly**
£8.80 ex VAT
(£10.56 inc VAT)
Terostat PU92 Fuel Resistant Adhesive/Mastic
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Terostat PU92 Fuel Resistant Adhesive/Mastic
Terostat PU92 Fuel Resistant Adhesive/Mastic Key Features: Flexible adhesive for bonding or gap filling. - Resistant to diesel, oils, petrol & water. Tack free in 40 to 60 minutes. Supplied in 300ml standard mastic cartridges. Not to be used as a thread sealant 1 Year warranty
£31.65 ex VAT
(£37.98 inc VAT)

Fuel Tank Fill Point Cabinet - Dual Fill
Fuel Tank Fill Point Cabinet - Dual Fill
Dual Fill Fuel Tank Fill Point Cabinet The Dual Fill Fuel Point Cabinet secures two 2" fill points within the one cabinet, complete with Non Return Valves, lever ball valves and caps and chains. Two, 2” fill point assemblies all housed in one cabinet. Wall mounting steel cabinet. Integral drip tray with sight gauge. (Drip tray holds 13.6L). Non?return valve to prevent...
£1,372.00 ex VAT
(£1,646.40 inc VAT)
Site/ Engineer Hand Pump
Site/ Engineer Hand Pump
Site/ Engineer Hand Pump Product Feature: Suitable with diesel, biodiesel up to B30 or Water. Cast aluminium body with nitrile diaphragms. Pumps dirty & contaminated liquids with up to 10mm solids. Supplied with foot plate & removable operating handle. Self-Priming. 120lpm (Litres per minute) 1 1/2" inlet/ outlet Max Pump head 6m Max Lift 4m
£502.78 ex VAT
(£603.34 inc VAT)

Deck/Bulkhead Diaphragm Pump
Deck/Bulkhead Diaphragm Pump
Deck/Bulkhead Diaphragm Pump Designed as a bilge pump for surface mounting on the deck/bulkhead. Body & ports can be positioned 96 different ways. Specification Suitable with clean or dirty diesel, water & oils to SAE 90. Pumps dirty & contaminated liquids with solids up to 12.5mm (with 1” hose tails) or 18mm (with 1½ ” hose tails). Polypropylene body...
£57.00 ex VAT
(£68.40 inc VAT)
Ryton Rotary Hand Pump - Food Stuffs
Ryton Rotary Hand Pump - Food Stuffs
Ryton Rotary Hand Pump Rotary Ryton Hand pump . Suitable for liquid foodstuffs, juice, milk, wine, cooking oils, vinegar and liquid additives. Ryton PPS & 304 stainless steel construction. Supplied: Suitable for use with liquid foodstuffs, juice, milk, wine, cooking oils, water, vinegar & liquid additives (NOT Certified Food Grade) Ryton PPS & 304 stainless steel construction 3...

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£231.00 ex VAT
(£277.20 inc VAT)

Liquid Extraction Pump - 2.7 Litre Capacity
Liquid Extraction Pump - 2.7 Litre Capacity
Liquid Extraction Pump Novel device that both sucks & stores extracted liquids. Suitable for water Wetted materials are polypropylene, nylon, aluminium and nitrile. Removes: Oil from vehicles, lawn mowers, motorbikes, hydraulic reservoirs without draining, simply insert the suction pipes in the dipstick hole. Water from bunded fuel tank cabinets, fish tanks, bilges & otherwise inaccessible...
£45.00 ex VAT
(£54.00 inc VAT)
Liquid Extraction Pump - 6 Litre Capacity
Liquid Extraction Pump - 6 Litre Capacity
Liquid Extraction Pump Novel device that both sucks & stores extracted liquids. Suitable for diesel, water & oils. Wetted materials are polypropylene, nylon, aluminium and nitrile. Removes: Oil from vehicles, lawn mowers, motorbikes, hydraulic reservoirs without draining, simply insert the suction pipes in the dipstick hole. Water from bunded fuel tank cabinets, fish tanks, bilges &...
£68.00 ex VAT
(£81.60 inc VAT)

Transfer Pump Kit - 230V
Transfer Pump Kit - 230V
Transfer Pump Kit - 230V Product Feature: Suitable for 230v Max Flow Rate: 20lpm (SAE 30 @ 20°c) Suitable with diesel or biodiesel up to B100 & clean oils up to SAE 90. This kit fits directly into a 2” BSPP socket, for use on 205L drums & tanks up to 1.5m deep. Comes complete with pump, 4m x ¾” outlet hose, manual nozzle, nozzle holster, drum/tank connector,...
£604.79 ex VAT
(£725.75 inc VAT)
Transfer Pump Kit - 230V 50L/Min
Transfer Pump Kit - 230V 50L/Min
Oil Transfer Pump Kit - 230V 50L/Min Key Features: Suitable with diesel, Bio-diesel up to B100 & clean oils up to SAE 90. Designed to fit directly into a 2" BSPP socket. For use with 205l drums or tanks up to 1.5m deep. Pump kit comprises of: Pump, 4m ¾” outlet hose, manual nozzle, nozzle holster, drum/tank connector, suction hose & foot valve, junction box...
£702.87 ex VAT
(£843.44 inc VAT)

230V Diesel Pump Complete Kit
230V Diesel Pump Complete Kit
230V Pump complete dispensing kit for diesel/gas/oil Self-priming, direct drive vane pumping diesel fuel transfer pump C/w switch and 2 m long mains cable 6 m long dispensing hose Auto shut off nozzle 2 m long heavy-duty suction hose Brass foot valve and strainer Incorporated bypass valve Flow rate: 56ltr Per Min On/off switch 1” F BSP inlet/outlet ports Protection...

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£240.00 ex VAT
(£288.00 inc VAT)
230V Compact Half Cabinet Diesel Pump
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230V Compact Half Cabinet Diesel Pump
230V Compact Diesel Pump with Flow Meter Ideal to install onto static diesel/gasoil storage tanks choose 45L/min speed version to fill vehicles with small fuel tanks (tractors, vans, cars, machinery) and the high speed 75L/min version to fill vehicles with larger fuel tanks (plant equipment, earth movers combines, trucks/coaches etc) Ideal for the agriculture, plant and haulage market. Choose...

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from £365.74 ex VAT
(£438.89 inc VAT)

230V Diesel Pump
230V Diesel Pump
230v Diesel Pump This cast iron, rotary vane pump comes complete with both pump head and motor, an integrated bypass valve and internal filter. Self-priming, direct drive vane pumping diesel fuel transfer pump Includes switch and 2m long mains cable Incorporated bypass valve Flow rate: 56ltr Per Min On/off switch 1” F BSP inlet/outlet ports Protection grade: IP55

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from £140.00 ex VAT
(£168.00 inc VAT)
12V Fill-Rite 1200 Pump, 57L/Min Switch 5m Cable (ATEX)
12V Fill-Rite 1200 Pump, 57L/Min Switch 5m Cable (ATEX)
12V Fill-Rite 1200 Pump, 57L/Min Switch 5m Cable (ATEX) Product Feature: Suitable with petrol, diesel, biodiesel up to B30 & kerosene. C/w switch, bypass valve & 5m long battery cable. Max Flow Rate: 57lpm 2″ M BSPP drum/tank adaptor. Inlet: 1" F BSPT Outlet Size: 3/4" F BSPP Voltage: 12v Run time: 30 min. ATEX Certified 2 Year Warranty
£529.04 ex VAT
(£634.85 inc VAT)

Transfer Pump Kit - 110V
Transfer Pump Kit - 110V
Transfer Pump Kit - 230V Product Feature: Suitable for 230v Max Flow Rate: 20lpm (SAE 30 @ 20°c) Suitable with diesel or biodiesel up to B100 & clean oils up to SAE 90. This kit fits directly into a 2” BSPP socket, for use on 205L drums & tanks up to 1.5m deep. Comes complete with pump, 4m x ¾” outlet hose, manual nozzle, nozzle holster, drum/tank connector,...
£667.51 ex VAT
(£801.01 inc VAT)

Diesel

The Fuel Tank Shop is one of the largest online retails & wholesalers of diesel dispensing tanks in the UK and we are immensely proud of this status and strive each day to be bigger and better

We offer a huge range of diesel dispensing tanks across many versions, from static diesel tanks, bowsers for skid, site tow or road towing, small diesel trollies and containerized portable diesel tanks

Most come with electric pumping equipment which is many cases can be requested for a different electrical supply and we can also advise on longer delivery hoses, flow meters, fuel management systems to name but a few numerous options that are available

 

Diesel FAQs

Are plastic diesel tanks better than steel diesel tanks?

Longevity and security are among the main reasons to select steel over plastic. That is not to say that a plastic tank will not last or hold up to opportunists trying to get at your valuable commodity however, but good points to consider. Also, steel are more resistant to outside forces. Read our complete guide of steel vs plastic tanks here.

Can I store diesel in a transportable tank ?

A transportable diesel tank should be stored in a secondary containment area if it contains fuel as in most cases these are single skin.

These tanks are primarily designed for transporting fuel to a place of work to be completely discharged of fuel

What type of plastic is used for diesel tanks?

At Fuel Tank Shop, our diesel storage tanks are commonly manufactured from high-density polyethylene (HDPE) or cross-linked polyethylene (XLPE) due to their excellent chemical resistance and durability. These types of plastics are specifically chosen for their ability to withstand the corrosive nature of diesel fuel and provide a reliable storage solution. High-density polyethylene is known for its strength, impact resistance, and flexibility, making it a suitable material for manufacturing diesel tanks that can endure various conditions. Cross-linked polyethylene, on the other hand, offers enhanced resistance to temperature extremes and improved structural stability. This makes XLPE an excellent choice for diesel tanks exposed to fluctuating environmental conditions, ensuring they remain robust and reliable over time. Both HDPE and XLPE contribute to the overall longevity of the diesel tank by preventing degradation and maintaining their structural integrity.

These plastic materials are often moulded using rotational moulding or blow moulding techniques. Rotational moulding creates a one-piece tank without seams or joints, minimising the risk of leaks and ensuring a solid, durable container for diesel storage. The plastic used for diesel tanks is formulated with additives to provide protection against ultraviolet (UV) radiation, which is crucial, especially for outdoor tanks, as it prevents the material from becoming brittle and degrading when exposed to sunlight.

Do plastic diesel tanks deteriorate over time?

Yes, plastic diesel tanks can experience deterioration over time, but the extent of this degradation depends on various factors such as the quality of the tank’s material, environmental conditions, and maintenance practices. Polyethylene, commonly used in plastic diesel tanks, is known for its durability and resistance to corrosion. However, exposure to certain environmental elements, such as prolonged sunlight or extreme temperatures, can contribute to the gradual breakdown of the plastic.

UV radiation is one of the primary culprits for the deterioration of plastic tanks. Over time, sunlight can cause the material to become brittle and lose its structural integrity. To mitigate this, many of our plastic diesel tanks are manufactured with UV-resistant additives to prolong their lifespan. Regular inspection and application of UV protectants, if necessary, can further safeguard the tank against these environmental effects.

Environmental conditions, such as fluctuations in temperature and exposure to harsh chemicals, can also impact the longevity of plastic diesel tanks. Extreme temperature variations may lead to expansion and contraction, potentially causing stress on the tank walls. Additionally, contact with certain chemicals or fuels other than diesel may accelerate the deterioration process. Choosing a tank designed for compatibility with diesel fuel and adhering to proper usage guidelines can help mitigate these risks.

Routine maintenance plays a crucial role in preventing and addressing deterioration. Regular inspections for signs of cracks, leaks, or changes in the tank's structural integrity are essential. It's important to follow manufacturer recommendations for maintenance of our diesel tanks and address any issues promptly, such as applying sealants or replacing damaged components.

How long does diesel last in a transfer tank?

The answer to this question depends on several factors, including the quality of the diesel, the environment the tank is stored in, and the type of transfer tank being used. Generally speaking, diesel fuel stored in a transfer tank will last between six and twelve months. However, this time frame can vary depending on the factors listed previously. For example, if the diesel is of high quality and stored in an environment that is not prone to extreme climate changes, then the diesel may last up to twelve months. However, if the diesel is of lower quality and stored in a harsh environment, then it may only last for six months. Additionally, if the tank is not properly sealed, then the diesel may not last as long, as air can contaminate the fuel and cause it to deteriorate more quickly.

When it comes to selecting the right type of transfer tank for your diesel storage needs, we have several options available. Each type of tank will have its own pros and cons, and the best option for you will depend on your unique needs and budget. If you’d like any help choosing the right diesel transfer tank, contact our friendly team who will be happy to help.

How long can diesel be stored in a steel tank?

Storing diesel in a steel tank offers durability and longevity, but the duration for which diesel can be stored depends on several factors. Generally, diesel can be stored in a well-maintained steel tank for an extended period, often up to 12 months or more, without significant degradation. However, the key to preserving the fuel quality lies in proper storage conditions, preventive measures, and regular maintenance of the tank.

One critical factor affecting diesel storage in a steel tank is the prevention of water contamination. Moisture can promote microbial growth and lead to fuel degradation. Well-designed steel tanks often incorporate features to minimise water ingress, such as effective sealing and proper tank positioning to avoid condensation. Periodic inspections for water accumulation and the use of water-absorbing filters contribute to maintaining fuel quality over time. Implementing protective coatings on the tank interior and exterior, such as epoxy or specialised anti-corrosion treatments, helps mitigate the impact of corrosive elements. Regular inspections to detect and address any signs of corrosion are essential for ensuring the structural integrity of the tank and preserving the quality of the stored diesel. Lower temperatures help slow down oxidation and microbial growth, contributing to the preservation of fuel quality. Adequate ventilation and insulation of the storage area can assist in maintaining a consistent temperature within the steel tank, reducing the risk of temperature-related degradation.

To maximise the duration for which diesel can be stored in a steel tank, it's crucial to adhere to recommended storage guidelines, conduct routine inspections, and implement preventive measures. By maintaining proper storage conditions, you can extend the storage life of diesel in a steel tank and ensure a reliable and consistent fuel supply when needed.

Can I have a flow meter on my diesel tank if fitted with a hand pump or if gravity fed ?

No. Unfortunately the pressure required to enable the flow meter to read accurately is not at a tolerance that the flow meter can record

Why can't I have an automatic shut off nozzle on my diesel tank if fitted with a hand pump or if gravity fed ?

Unfortunately the automatic nozzle requires a pressure of the fuel being pumped to operate the shut off mechanism.

A hand pump or gravity fed tank would not have the necessary pressure to enable this

What is the new legislation for the change of rules for red diesel ?

The red diesel rebate has been a hot topic amongst many industries over the last year. However, after careful consideration earlier this year, the Chancellor and the government have decided to proceed with abolishing the use of red diesel from the 1st April 2022 in a number of sectors, to help reduce the impact that fossil fuels have on the planet. Specifically, their aim is to reduce commercial use of red diesel, especially in the plant and construction sectors, and to encourage the use of other fuels such as white diesel or alternative greener options. So how some industries will be affected and what do they need to know to prepare for the new legislation?

Restrictions on the use of red diesel come into force on 1st April 2022 for a range of industries including plant, construction, leisure, mining, quarrying, road maintenance and logistics. This means that there are less than 5 months to get ready to make sure that you comply with the new regulations from April. So here are a few things that you need to know:

  • From 1 April 2022, Registered Dealers in Controlled Oils will need to flush their tanks and supply lines when switching a fuel tank from red to white diesel, so there is no trace of the rebated fuel.
  • End users that are losing their red diesel entitlement will need to make sure that they run down their existing stocks and do not purchase red diesel from 1 April 2022.
  • The government has recognized that some users such as data centres are holding large amounts of red diesel but may only use it for a few hours a year in case of emergency. So it has been decided that HMRC will investigate and decide if the user can provide enough evidence that they have not built up their stocks or taken red diesel after the rules changed.
  • As the price of red diesel is a lot lower compared to the average price of white diesel, users will see an increase in how much they spend on fuel
  • As white diesel is so much more expensive and also widely used by the public, it needs to be considered that a rise in fuel thefts may occur once the switch has been made, meaning those storing fuel on-site need to consider protecting their fuel, as well as controlling and monitoring its use amongst staff

Transport/Fleet and Plant Hire

These industries will no longer be able to fuel their vehicles on-site using red diesel, they must make the switch over to an alternative fuel. This will involve running down or removing red diesel from vehicles, machinery and/or fuel storage tanks. There’s a possibility that they will be able to sell back any excess stock of red diesel to fuel suppliers which will help towards funding the cost of replacing the fuel.

The cost of refuelling vehicles and machinery, or filling up storage tanks, will see an increase due to the difference in price between red diesel and alternative fuels such as white diesel. This will happen regardless of whether refuelling at a public petrol station or on-site using their own storage and dispensing equipment. One of the most important things that these industries need to consider is securing their site, any fuel storage tanks, and the vehicles or machinery such as diesel-powered chiller units on trucks, forklift trucks and mobile generators, to protect against theft, as well as unauthorized fuel dispensing

2. Engineers

As more industries will switch over from red diesel to alternative fuels, engineers will see an increase in jobs relating to fuel security and fuel management systems being required on-site or at business premises. This may require extra labour to implement these changes (depending on the size of the team), and extra training on products and installation (depending on the type of equipment being installed). Furthermore, it’s likely that you’ll also see an increase in call out jobs to assist with breakdowns, maintenance and further installs or changes to equipment.

 

 3. Fuel Suppliers

The increase in demand for white diesel and other alternative fuels that are more expensive might result in more customers contacting fuel suppliers about fuel security options and to find more information on how they can manage the fuel usage on their site. We believe that as industries are starting to switch over fuel suppliers may see a surge in enquiries for fuel management systems, gauging, fuel monitoring and security solutions. So, our technical and sales team will be on hand to support fuel suppliers offering expert product selection advice and helping their customers to find the right products that match their applications and requirements

With thanks to our supplier Centre Tank Services Limited

 

How secure are the diesel dispensing tanks ?

All the diesel dispensing tanks that we sell are bunded which is a term that literally means a `tank within a tank'. This is designed to keep the fuel safe in the very rare event should the inner tank split. The cabinet doors can be locked either with a key or in some instances the tank is supplied with a metal post which the customer can secure with their own padlock

Advanced diesel dispensing tanks can sometimes be offered or come with fuel management systems which would only allow authorized people with key fobs to dispense fuel

Can we install a diesel dispensing tank ?

No. We are not able to install a diesel dispensing tank but there are companies out there that are able to install, service & decommission old tanks. Please contact us for details

Does diesel react with galvanised steel?

Yes, diesel fuel can react with galvanised steel under certain conditions, posing potential issues with fuel quality and storage equipment. Galvanised steel is coated with a layer of zinc to protect it from corrosion, but diesel fuel, particularly ultra-low sulphur diesel (ULSD), contains compounds that can react with the zinc coating. Over time, this reaction may result in the formation of sediments or precipitates in the fuel, potentially leading to filter clogging and fuel system problems.

The reaction between diesel and galvanised steel is more likely to occur in the presence of water or moisture. If water is introduced into the fuel tank, it can accelerate the corrosion of the zinc coating, releasing zinc ions into the diesel fuel. These ions can then react with other components in the fuel, forming insoluble compounds that can contribute to filter plugging and compromise the efficiency of the fuel system.

To minimise the risk of diesel reacting with galvanised steel, it is advisable to prevent water ingress into the fuel storage system. Regularly inspect the tank for signs of water accumulation, ensure proper tank sealing, and consider installing water-absorbing filters to remove any moisture from the fuel. Additionally, using fuel additives designed to stabilise and improve the quality of stored diesel can help mitigate potential reactions with the galvanised steel. It's essential to follow best practices for fuel storage and maintenance, including routine inspections, to identify and address any signs of corrosion or degradation in the storage tank.

Do you sell gravity feed kits for the delivery of diesel fuel?

No, as an environmentally responsible supplier we do not supply these kits, due to the high risk of accidental damage / discharge associated with their use. Additionally, at many installations today their continued use is illegal. If you require a tank to store diesel fuel for vehicular use, we would advise you consider a Harlequin Fuel Station, or Fuel Point For BioDiesel applications, Harlequin BioFuel Stations are recommended for BioDiesel blends of up to B100. Alternatively, for connection to remote pedestal type dispensing units, Harlequin's BioBund range is ideal. Please note that all BioDiesel tanks supplied by Tanks.ie are suitable only for use with BioDiesel produced in accordance with European Standards.

What are the power requirements for mains powered diesel dispensing tanks ?

A single phase (domestic 240v mains) power supply is required and always recommended being connected to a Residual Current Device (RCD) fitted at the connection point to the power supply. All mains electrical installations must only be undertaken by a qualified electrician and must be inspected and tested regularly in accordance with statutory requirements. Alternatively an electrician can wire up to a standard 3 pin plug and would not affect warranty.

What liquids are diesel dispensing tanks suitable for storing and dispensing?

Diesel (D) to British Standard BS2869. Additionally, the diesel dispensing tanks we sell are also suitable for the storage and dispensing of Bio-Diesel with a bio-element of up to 5% concentration.

Can I store and dispense Kerosene (C1/C2) from a diesel dispensing tank ?

No. The pumps and ancillary equipment fitted to these products are suitable only for use with Diesel. Dispensing a non-approved fuel from this equipment could result in serious injury or death.

Are the flow meters fitted (if fitted as standard or as an upgrade) to diesel dispensing tanks suitable for the resale of fuel?

No. Any equipment that is required to be sold would require a Weights & Measures certificate. All the diesel dispensing tanks we sell do not have certified equipment

Are batteries supplied as standard with 12v equipped pumps on the diesel dispensing tanks ?

No. The 12v pumps would come supplied with battery cables and crocodile clips to connect to a battery outside of the tank. We are unable to provide batteries.

Are diesel dispensing tanks suitable for dispensing 'Adblue'?

No. These tanks would not have the correct type of pump and AdBlue solution requires stainless steel connectors which are not used in diesel tanks

Does the tank require any assembly after delivery ?

No. The diesel dispensing tanks that we sell, excluding the CEMO UNI & MULTI tank range, are assembled at the factory. Once delivered, the customer simply positions the tank, connects to the electrical supply and fill with diesel and the tank is ready to use