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Remote Warning Device - 230V
Remote Warning Device - 230V
Remote Warning Device - 230V Key Features: Ideal to connect to the relay version of our tank alarm, or wherever you need a remote warning device. Weatherproof enclosure. High visibility, flashing xenon beacon. High power alarm sounder, 90dB at 1m. Mute button. Easy wall mounting bracket. 3 channels allow for connection to multiple alarms. 1 year warrenty .
£298.00 ex VAT
(£357.60 inc VAT)
Hytek 230V Tank Alarm - ATEX Certified
Hytek 230V Tank Alarm - ATEX Certified
Hytek ATEX Certified 230V 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 £305.66 ex VAT
(£366.79 inc VAT)

Hytek ATEX Certified Compact High Level AlarmHytek ATEX Certified Compact High Level Alarm
Hytek ATEX Certified Compact High Level Alarm
Hytek ATEX Certified Compact Tank High Level Alarm Due to the reclassification of diesel, which is now classed as a flammable liquid under the CLP Regulations, the Hytek tank alarms have been ATEX certified for use with diesel. Choose plastic or steel tank options. Plastic Tank option comes with High level alarm kit, flat plate/gasket Steel Tank option comes with High level alarm kit,...
from £90.72 ex VAT
(£108.86 inc VAT)
Hytek ATEX Certified Compact Tank Bund AlarmHytek ATEX Certified Compact Tank Bund Alarm
Hytek ATEX Certified Compact Tank Bund Alarm
Hytek ATEX Certified Compact Tank Bund Alarm Due to the reclassification of diesel, which is now classed as a flammable liquid under the CLP Regulations, the Hytek tank alarms have been ATEX certified for use with diesel. Choose from Plastic or steel tank options Plastic Tank Option comes with Bund alarm kit, flat plate/gasket Steel tank option comes with Bund alarm kit, 1.5" F BSPP...

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from £84.40 ex VAT
(£101.28 inc VAT)

Syphon Pump - Battery Operated
Syphon Pump - Battery Operated
Syphon Pump - Battery Operated Unique battery operated syphon pump suitable for pumping most liquids including acids, alkalines, antifreeze, de-greaser, distilled water, diesel/gas oil, light oils and solvents (not petrol). Please note that this product is not suitable for use with AdBlue solution Requires 2 x D Batteries (not supplied) Flow rate 5 Litres/Min Suction tube: 375mm (15") Discharge...

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£19.50 ex VAT
(£23.40 inc VAT)
K2 Diesel Semi Rotary Hand Pump Kit
K2 Diesel Semi Rotary Hand Pump Kit
K2 Diesel Hand Pump Kit - Semi Rotary 1'' Hand pump kit which fits directly into a 2'' socket, for use on 205 litre drums and tanks up to 1.5 metres deep. Suitable for diesel, light oils and water. Kit comprises: 1'' BSP Double acting semi-rotary hand pump Manual nozzle Tank/pump connector 4m x 3/4' outlet hose Nozzle holster Suction hose and foot...
£257.00 ex VAT
(£308.40 inc VAT)

12V Submersible pump kit
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12V Submersible pump kit
12V submersible pump kit for water & diesel/gasoil (used a lot in the leisure industry ie camping, motor homes, caravans and boats as ideal to empty and fill water containers) Also ideal for any maintenance vans/tool boxes as a good general purpose pump Specification Suitable for diesel, Biodiesel B30 and Water up to 80 degrees Celsius 12V centrifugal submersible Pump 2m outlet...

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£36.00 ex VAT
(£43.20 inc VAT)
230v Diesel Pump Kit In Security with Integrated Drip Tray
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230v Diesel Pump Kit In Security with Integrated Drip Tray
230v Diesel Pump Kit in Security with Integrated Drip Tray 230V mounted and secured diesel pump. Self-priming vane pump unit. Removable drip tray integrated into the design for easy cleaning and added safety. The nozzle can be locked into the cabinet for extra security. Key Features: Mounted in a steel security cabinet to help prevent unauthorised use. Removable drip tray fitted underneath. Designed...
from £922.81 ex VAT
(£1,107.37 inc VAT)

Diesel Wall Mounted Pump Kit 230v
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Diesel Wall Mounted Pump Kit 230v
Diesel Wall Mounted Pump Kit 230v Product Features: Suitable for dispensing diesel & biodiesel up to B30. Suitable for new or existing above ground fuel storage tanks. Idea for refuelling cars, vans, light trucks, agricultural machinery, plant, forklift trucks & refrigerated units on trailers. Designed to accept top or bottom entry pipework. Self-Priming vane pump unit. Lockable...
from £505.90 ex VAT
(£607.08 inc VAT)
230v IBC Diesel Pump Kit
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230v IBC Diesel Pump Kit
230v IBC Diesel Pump Kit Product Features: Suitable with diesel or biodiesel up to B30 Self-priming vane pump, bypass valve and integral filter Rated to IP55 Comes supplied with: 2m long mains cable & 3pin plug. Automatic nozzle Flow meter 4m 1" delivery hose 1.5mt suction hose IBC top seal Built in nozzle hanger for nozzle storage.

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£524.88 ex VAT
(£629.86 inc VAT)

20 Litre Test Measure Can - Stainless Steel20 Litre Test Measure Can - Stainless Steel
20 Litre Test Measure Can - Stainless Steel
20 Litre Test Measure Can - Stainless Steel Product Features: New & improved petroleum resistant scale makes it easier to read. 20L capacity fuel test measure cans. provides a calibration measure for testing the accuracy of fuel dispensing equipment. Stainless steel construction. Suitable for use with proving can, biodiesel, petrol & AdBlue 304 Stainless steel construction...
£499.07 ex VAT
(£598.88 inc VAT)
Diesel Flow Meter - 1 Inch
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Diesel Flow Meter - 1 Inch
1" Diesel Flow Meter- Diesel Version The Hytek mechanical flow meter is reliable, inexpensive, easy to install and simple to callibrate in the workplace. Suitable for gravity and electric pump systems. 4 digit subtotals, 7 digit totals. Robust nutating disc flow meter shows up to 9999 litres Specification: Flow rate range 20-76 l/min Only suitable with diesel or biodiesel up...

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£126.00 £84.00 ex VAT
(£100.80 inc VAT)

Digital Turbine Flow Meter
Digital Turbine Flow Meter
Digital Turbine Flow Meter For Diesel Electronic display with 5 digit register & 8 digit totaliser. - Flow range 10-100 litres per minute. - 1” BSP female inlet/outlet ports. - Max. pressure 145psi (10 bar). - Accuracy +/- 1%. - Ideal to fit inline with the delivery hose or pipework. - Powered by 1 x 3V CR2 battery (supplied) - Front face can...
£125.40 ex VAT
(£150.48 inc VAT)
Manual Diesel Nozzle (No Latch)
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Manual Diesel Nozzle (No Latch)
Manual Diesel Nozzle (No Latch) The Hytek engineered manual nozzle has been designed to be a cost-effective and affordable option to other leading brands, without sacrificing features and usability. This nozzle has been carefully designed with a cast aluminium body to increase its robustness and to prevent wear and tear, making it a useful nozzle in even the most demanding of environments. These...
£28.50 £19.99 ex VAT
(£23.99 inc VAT)

Professional Automatic Diesel Nozzle
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Professional Automatic Diesel Nozzle
Professional Automatic Diesel Nozzle The Hytek engineered professional automatic nozzle is manufactured to the highest industry standard, providing you with an affordable alternative to some major brands without having to sacrifice usability or environmental responsibility. The professional automatic diesel nozzle is a fully certified ATEX product, it meets the highest standard of operation....
£186.00 £99.99 ex VAT
(£119.99 inc VAT)
Professional Automatic Diesel Nozzle - High Speed
Professional Automatic Diesel Nozzle - High Speed
Professional Automatic Diesel Nozzle - High Speed The Professional Automatic Diesel Nozzle - high speed is a automatic nozzle designed for refuelling larger vehicles, agricultural and plant machinery. The nozzle is suitable for use with diesel and biodiesel up to B300. The automatic nozzle has a flow rate of up to 140lpm (litres per minute), making the fuelling of larger vehicles efficient....
£229.00 ex VAT
(£274.80 inc VAT)

Ultra High Speed Automatic Nozzle
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Ultra High Speed Automatic Nozzle
Ultra-High Speed Automatic Nozzle The High-Speed Automatic Nozzle is designed for the refuelling very large vehicles & heavy plant equipment using diesel, and biodiesel up to B100, at a maximum flow rate of 250lpm (litres per minute). These automatic nozzles can be used with gravity feed tanks or electric pumps and will automatically shut off when the fuel tank is filled completely. Product...
£531.00 ex VAT
(£637.20 inc VAT)
Breakaway Valve 1'
Breakaway Valve 1'
Breakaway Valve 1" Product Features: Designed to break and seal in the event of a vehicle driving off with the nozzle still in the tank. Valves on each half of the coupling closes, preventing leaks. Suitable for diesel & biodiesel up to B100. Breaks when force is applied in a straight line. Use in conjunction with the short 'pigtail' hoses. Improved 1" version...
£95.86 ex VAT
(£115.03 inc VAT)

Breakaway Valve 3/4'
Breakaway Valve 3/4'
Breakaway Valve 1" Product Features: Designed to break and seal in the event of a vehicle driving off with the nozzle still in the tank. Valves on each half of the coupling closes, preventing leaks. Suitable for diesel & biodiesel up to B100. Breaks when force is applied in a straight line. Use in conjunction with the short 'pigtail' hoses. Atex Certified.
£30.64 ex VAT
(£36.77 inc VAT)
Soft Wall Delivery hose
Soft Wall Delivery hose
Soft Wall Delivery hose Product Features: Hose length available in 3, 4 & 6 meters. 1" hose ends. Hose bore 25mm Suitable with Diesel or Biodiesel up to B100 Ends held in place with stainless steel machine bands Not electrically bonded. Nylon reinforcing Improved design making it suitable for all diesel & diesel additives. 1 Year warrenty
from £51.00 ex VAT
(£61.20 inc VAT)

3/4' Soft Wall Delivery Hose - 60m Coil
3/4' Soft Wall Delivery Hose - 60m Coil
3/4" Soft Wall Delivery Hose - 60m Coil Product Features: 3/4" Soft Wall Delivery Hose 60m coil Hose Bore: 19mm. Suitable for Diesel and biodiesel up to B100 1 year warranty
£375.43 ex VAT
(£450.52 inc VAT)
1' Soft Wall Delivery Hose - 50m Coil
1' Soft Wall Delivery Hose - 50m Coil
1" Soft Wall Delivery Hose - 50m Coil Product Features: 1" Soft Wall Delivery Hose 50m coil Hose Bore: 25mm. Suitable for Diesel and biodiesel up to B100 1 year warranty
£362.17 ex VAT
(£434.60 inc VAT)

Statically Bonded Safety Break Hose Assembly 3/4'
Statically Bonded Safety Break Hose Assembly 3/4'
Statically Bonded Safety Break Hose Assembly 3/4" Break away hose assembly 3/4" (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...
£46.00 ex VAT
(£55.20 inc VAT)
Diesel Gravity Hose Kits
Diesel Gravity Hose Kits
Diesel Gravity Hose Kits The Hytek Engineered diesel gravity hose kit is affordable option to use with a gravity fed system. This kit comes complete with 3-meter, 4-meter or 6-meter hoses (depending on size requires), locking angle brass gate valve, manual dispensing nozzle and PTFE tape. The diesel gravity hose kit is suitable with diesel and bio diesel up to B30. Product Features: Gravity...

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from £75.51 ex VAT
(£90.61 inc VAT)

3/4 Inch Hose Reel
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3/4 Inch Hose Reel
Hose Reel For Diesel 3/4" Product Features: Suitable for diesel or biodiesel up to B30. EN1360 textile braided hard wearing hose assembly (Includes 2m inlet hose male fixed - swivel female/ male ends. Can be used with pumps up to 70lpm (20% flow restriction).
£1,490.70 from £879.00 ex VAT
(£1,054.80 inc VAT)
Hose Reel Bare 3/4'
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Hose Reel Bare 3/4'
Hose Reel Bare 3/4" Product Features: Self-retracting, steel construction, powder coated finish. Suitable with diesel or biodiesel up to B30. Stiffened rubs & flanged ends for longer life. Suitable for 12m of 3/4" hose or 8m of 1" hose 1 Year Warranty.
£703.99 £662.00 ex VAT
(£794.40 inc VAT)

8m Hose assembly for Hose Reel - 3/4' F BSPP Swivel/ 3/4' M BSPP
8m Hose assembly for Hose Reel - 3/4' F BSPP Swivel/ 3/4' M BSPP
8m Hose assembly for Hose Reel - 3/4" F BSPP Swivel/ 3/4" M BSPP Product Feature Tested & approved to EN1360. Statically bonded, Textile braided. Quality Long life hose assemblies. Chrome plated machine swaged ends. One end swivelling female, one end fixed male. Both BSP Parallel 8m hose length 3/4" F BSPP/ 3/4" M BSPP 1 Year Warranty
£170.80 ex VAT
(£204.96 inc VAT)
1 Inch Hose Reel
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1 Inch Hose Reel
Hose Reel 1" Product Features: Suitable for diesel or biodiesel up to B30. EN1360 textile braided hard wearing hose assembly (Includes 2m inlet hose male fixed - swivel female/ male ends. Can be used with pumps up to 90lpm (20% flow restriction).
£889.94 from £709.99 ex VAT
(£851.99 inc VAT)

1 Inch Bare Hose Reel
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1 Inch Bare Hose Reel
1 Inch Bare Hose Reel Product Features: Self-retracting, steel construction, powder coated finish. Suitable with diesel or biodiesel up to B30. Stiffened rubs & flanged ends for longer life. Suitable for 14m of 1 inch hose or 20m of 3/4" hose. 1 Year Warranty.
£974.47 £810.00 ex VAT
(£972.00 inc VAT)
8m Hose assembly for Hose Reel - 1' F BSPP Swivel/ 1' M BSPP
8m Hose assembly for Hose Reel - 1' F BSPP Swivel/ 1' M BSPP
8m Hose assembly for Hose Reel - 1" F BSPP Swivel/ 1" M BSPP Product Feature Tested & approved to EN1360. Statically bonded, Textile braided. Quality Long life hose assemblies. Chrome plated machine swaged ends. One end swivelling female, one end fixed male. Both BSP Parallel 8m hose length 1" F BSPP/ 1" M BSPP
£279.43 ex VAT
(£335.32 inc VAT)

14m Hose assembly for Hose Reel - 1' F BSPP Swivel/ 1' M BSPP
14m Hose assembly for Hose Reel - 1' F BSPP Swivel/ 1' M BSPP
14 m Hose assembly for Hose Reel - 1" F BSPP Swivel/ 1" M BSP P Product Feature Tested & approved to EN1360. Statically bonded, Textile braided. Quality Long life hose assemblies. Chrome plated machine swaged ends. One end swivelling female, one end fixed male. Both BSP Parallel 14 m hose length 1" F BSPP/ 1" M BSP P
£690.00 ex VAT
(£828.00 inc VAT)
Fuel Storage Tank Fuel Conditioner/Re-Circulation Kit - Advanced
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Fuel Storage Tank Fuel Conditioner/Re-Circulation Kit - Advanced
Fuel Storage Tank Fuel Conditioner/Re-Circulation Kit - Advanced Better fuel filtration is becoming more important due to modern engines & critical power situations ie transport bulk fuel storage tanks & generator bulk fuel storage tanks. Product Features: When the pump flow rate drops below a pre-set limit (indicating a clogged filter) the flow switch closes & a warning light...
£2,815.67 ex VAT
(£3,378.80 inc VAT)

Double Poppet Under Pump Shear Valve - ATEX CertifiedDouble Poppet Under Pump Shear Valve - ATEX Certified
Double Poppet Under Pump Shear Valve - ATEX Certified
Double Poppet Under Pump Shear Valve - ATEX Certified Key Features: A double poppet shear valve for use on pressure systems. Shears in the event of accident damage to the dispenser. Mounts underneath the fuel dispenser. In the event of a shear both halves close to prevent leakage. Has a fusible link which shuts the valve in the event of a fire. 1½” F BSPT inlet/outlet...
£188.23 ex VAT
(£225.88 inc VAT)
K0 Diesel Semi Rotary Hand Pump - 1/2 Inch
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K0 Diesel Semi Rotary Hand Pump - 1/2 Inch
K0 Diesel Hand Pump - Semi Rotary 1/2'' 1/2'' F BSP semi-rotary hand pump. Suitable for diesel. The Semi Rotary Hand Fuel Pump is a popular choice for the manual transfer of diesel due to it being reliable, yet cost effective. K0 Semi Rotary Hand Pump Manual Semi Rotary Diesel Hand Pump 1/2' F BSP Flanged Inlet and Outlet Rotary vane type design Cast iron...
£88.00 £65.00 ex VAT
(£78.00 inc VAT)

K1 Diesel Semi Rotary Hand Pump - 3/4 Inch
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K1 Diesel Semi Rotary Hand Pump - 3/4 Inch
K1 Diesel Hand Pump - Semi Rotary 3/4'' 3/4'' F BSP semi-rotary hand pump. Suitable for diesel. The Semi Rotary Hand Fuel Pump is a popular choice for the manual transfer of diesel due to it being reliable, yet cost effective. K1 Semi Rotary Hand Pump Manual Semi Rotary Diesel Hand Pump Cast Iron Construction 3/4' F BSP Flanged Inlet and Outlet Backplate Lugs 300ml...
£88.00 ex VAT
(£105.60 inc VAT)
K2 Diesel Semi Rotary Hand Pump
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K2 Diesel Semi Rotary Hand Pump
K2 Diesel Semi Rotary Hand Pump Product Features: For use with Diesel and Biodiesel Semi Rotary, double acting Cast Iron Body with Brass Internals Flanged Inline Threaded Ports HD Wooden/cast spindle handle with large wall thickness 400ml per revolution 2-year Warranty

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£91.00 ex VAT
(£109.20 inc VAT)

Fuel Lever Transfer Pump
Fuel Lever Transfer Pump
Diesel Hand Pump - Lever Transfer Pump Transfer pump designed for fast movement of lubricants, oils and diesel. Complete with 2" drum connector. Comes supplied with a telescopic metal downtube Diesel Hand Pump Features: Flow Rate - 20 lpm 2" Male BSP 450 - 900mm pipe Suitable for diesel, biodiesel up to B30 or oils up to SAE 90 Telescopic suction pipe

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£22.99 ex VAT
(£27.59 inc VAT)
B100 transfer Pump 230V
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B100 transfer Pump 230V
B100 transfer Pump 230V Product Features: Max flow rate: 80lpm or 100lpm (depending on option chosen) 230v Pump Suitable with diesel and biodiesel up to B100. Direct drive, self-priming, vane pumping units. Comes with switch, 2m long mains cable, filter & bypass. Weatherproof to IP55 for outdoor use. 2-year Warranty **Please note when pumping B100 Biodiesel at low temperatures...
from £247.49 ex VAT
(£296.99 inc VAT)

Hytek Battery Transfer PumpHytek Battery Transfer Pump
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Hytek Battery Transfer Pump
Hytek Battery Transfer Pump Product Feature: 12v/ 24v options available Suitable for diesel or biodiesel up to B30 Ideal for mounting into plant equipment, excavators etc. Direct drive vane pumping unit with bypass valve. Foot mounting plate. Weatherproof to IP54 for outdoor use. Comes supplied with: switch, carry handle, 4m long battery cable and croc clips.
£168.00 ex VAT
(£201.60 inc VAT)
Hytek Cased Battery Transfer Pump
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Hytek Cased Battery Transfer Pump
Hytek Battery Transfer Pump Product Feature: 12v/ 24v options available Suitable for diesel or biodiesel up to B30 Sturdy steel case comes with switch & carry handle. Direct drive vane pumping unit with bypass valve. Comes supplied with: 4m long battery cable and croc clips.
£172.00 ex VAT
(£206.40 inc VAT)

High Speed Battery 12 Volt Fuel Pump
High Speed Battery 12 Volt Fuel Pump
High Speed Battery 12 Volt Fuel Pump Product Feature: Faster flow rate than most battery pumps. (62L/min). Suitable with diesel or biodiesel up to B30. Ideal for mounting into plant equipment, excavators etc. Direct drive vane pumping unit with bypass valve. Inlet/ Outlet: 1" F BSPP Maximum Run time 15 mins. 12v pump Foot mounting plate. Weatherproof to IP54 for outdoor...
£280.00 ex VAT
(£336.00 inc VAT)
Hytek Battery Transfer Pump - Dual Voltage
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Hytek Battery Transfer Pump - Dual Voltage
Hytek Battery Transfer Pump - Dual Voltage Product Feature: Pumps at 35L/min on 12V & 70L/min on 24V. Suitable with diesel or biodiesel up to B30. Ideal for mounting into plant equipment, excavators etc. Inlet/ Outlet - 1" F BSPP Direct drive vane pumping unit with bypass valve. Foot mounting plate. Weatherproof to IP54 for outdoor use. C/w switch, carry handle, 4m long...
£221.10 ex VAT
(£265.32 inc VAT)

Battery Pump Kit- Economy - Bare - 40L/Min - 12V
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Battery Pump Kit- Economy - Bare - 40L/Min - 12V
Battery Pump Kit- Economy - Bare - 40L/Min - 12V The Battery Pump Kit is a mobile refuelling pump solution making them ideal to fill vehicles with diesel or biodiesel up to B30 for drums, bowsers or tanks where no power is available. Ideal for agriculture and plant use for filling tractors and machinery. This kit comes complete with a 4m long battery cable and crocodile clips, manual nozzle, 6m...
£151.51 ex VAT
(£181.81 inc VAT)
Portable Battery Pump Kits 40 lpm
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Portable Battery Pump Kits 40 lpm
Portable Battery Diesel/Gasoil Dispensing Pump Kits This battery pump kit is fully portable making them ideal to fill vehicles with diesel/gasoil from drums, bowsers or tanks where no power is available or just as a back up in case of any mains power issues. Ideal for the agriculture and plant markets to fill tractors, loaders, machinery etc. Specification Suitable for diesel, Biodiesel...

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£169.00 ex VAT
(£202.80 inc VAT)

Battery Transfer Pump Kit - Dual Voltage
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Battery Transfer Pump Kit - Dual Voltage
Battery Transfer Pump Kit - Dual Voltage Specification: Pumps at 35lpm on 12v & 70lpm on 24v Suitable for diesel or biodiesel up to B30 Carry handle & fppt mounting plate. On/ off awitch & bypass valve 4m long battery cable & crocodile clips. 6m suction/ delivery hose Suction foot balve & strainer must be fitter or warranty void IP54 rating.

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£193.32 ex VAT
(£231.98 inc VAT)
Portable Battery Pump Kits 50 lpm
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Portable Battery Pump Kits 50 lpm
Portable Battery Diesel/Gasoil Dispensing Pump Kits 50 Litres/Minute This battery pump kit is fully portable making them ideal to fill vehicles with diesel/gasoil from drums, bowsers or tanks where no power is available or just as a back up in case of any mains power issues. Ideal for the agriculture and plant markets to fill tractors, loaders, machinery etc. Specification Suitable for...

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£178.00 ex VAT
(£213.60 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