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350 Litre Bunded Oil Tank - Harlequin 350HQi
350 Litre Bunded Oil Tank - Harlequin 350HQi
350HQi 350 Litre Harlequin Bunded Oil Tank 350 litre (approx. 77 gallons) bunded kerosene storage tank. NB: Most fuel companies minimum delivery is 500 litres. This quality bunded heating oil tank is suitable for both domestic and commercial fuel oil storage. Supplied complete with: 2" Fill Point 4" Inspection Point Vent 33mm Drilled and Plugged Gauge Hole 1"...

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£888.00 ex VAT
(£1,065.60 inc VAT)
450 Litre Steel Bunded Oil Tank450 Litre Steel Bunded Oil Tank
450 Litre Steel Bunded Oil Tank
Supplied complete with Clock Type Contents Gauge, Bund Gauge & Gate Valve

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£1,814.00 ex VAT
(£2,176.80 inc VAT)

650 Litre Slimline Bunded Oil Tank - Atlas 650BSA650 Litre Slimline Bunded Oil Tank - Atlas 650BSA
Gauge & Outlet Kit Included
48 Hour Delivery (Circle)
650 Litre Slimline Bunded Oil Tank - Atlas 650BSA
Supplied complete with Watchman Sonic & Bottom Outlet Fitting Kit

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£1,409.00 ex VAT
(£1,690.80 inc VAT)
650 Litre Slimline Bunded Oil Tank - Carbery 650RB
650 Litre Slimline Bunded Oil Tank - Carbery 650RB
Supplied with Integral Contents Dipstick

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£988.93 ex VAT
(£1,186.72 inc VAT)

650 Litre Slimline Bunded Oil Tank - Deso SL650BT650 Litre Slimline Bunded Oil Tank - Deso SL650BT
24/48 Hour Delivery
650 Litre Slimline Bunded Oil Tank - Deso SL650BT
SL650BT: 650 Litre Slimline Bunded Heating Oil Tank 650 litre (approx. 143 gallons) bunded kerosene storage tank. This quality bunded heating oil tank is suitable for both domestic and commercial fuel oil storage. Supplied complete with: Overfill Prevention Valve 4" Inspection Screw Lid 2" Vent 1" BSP Bottom Outlet (or Top Outlet Connection) Lockable Manhole Cover OFCERT...

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£1,329.00 ex VAT
(£1,594.80 inc VAT)
650 Litre Slimline Bunded Oil Tank - Harlequin 650HQi
650 Litre Slimline Bunded Oil Tank - Harlequin 650HQi
650HQi 650 Litre Harlequin Bunded Oil Tank 650 litre (approx. 143 gallons) bunded kerosene storage tank. This quality bunded heating oil tank is suitable for both domestic and commercial fuel oil storage. Supplied complete with: 2" Fill Point 4" Inspection Point Contents Dipstick (Not available on 350 litre or models over 3500 litres) Vent 33mm Drilled and Plugged Gauge...

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£1,235.00 ex VAT
(£1,482.00 inc VAT)

650 Litre Slimline Bunded Oil Tank - Harlequin 650ITE650 Litre Slimline Bunded Oil Tank - Harlequin 650ITE
Gauge & Outlet Kit Included
650 Litre Slimline Bunded Oil Tank - Harlequin 650ITE
Supplied complete with Apollo Standard & Bottom Outlet Fitting Kit (or Top Outlet)

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from £1,309.00 ex VAT
(£1,570.80 inc VAT)
FAQs

Do I need a bunded tank, and how do I know?

All non-domestic oil storage tanks over 200 litres need to be bunded.

For domestic premises you need to carry out an oil storage risk assessment (this can be obtained from OFTEC - form TI/133D). In brief a Bund is required in domestic situations if...

    • You are storing over 2500 litres.
    • Your tank is near an open drain or loose fitting manhole.
    • Your tank is within 10m of controlled water such as a river, stream etc.
    • Your tank is located where any spillage could travel over hard ground to reach controlled water.
    • Your tank is located within 50m of a borehole, spring or well.
    • Your tank vent is not visible from the fill point. (Such as an extended fill point)
    • Your oil use is for a building other than a single family dwelling.
    • Any other unique hazards to your site.
    • Please refer to The OFTEC home guide to domestic oil storage

What is a Single Skin Tank?

A Single Skin Oil Tank consists of a single container in which fuel is stored. Unlike Bunded Oil Tanks and Bunded Fuel Tanks, Single Skin Oil Tanks incorporate no secondary containment whatsoever and in the event of a spill, a pollution incident will occur.

Single Skin Oil Tanks are not suitable for the storage of fuel at commercial, industrial or institutional premises; or at domestic installations with an installed capacity of over 2,500 litres - unless installed within a suitably bunded area. For all other installations, an Oil Tank Risk Assessment must be undertaken by a competent person prior to installation and in accordance with the requirements of OFTEC Technical Instruction Book 3.

In anticipation of future possible regulations, serious consideration should be given to fitting a Bunded Tank, even where a single skin tank may currently suffice.

What is a Bunded Tank?

A Bunded Oil Tank is simply a tank within a tank. The fuel is stored in the inner tank and the outer tank acts as a failsafe so that in the event of a spillage, excess fuel will collect in the bund. They are a requirement at commercial, industrial and institutional premises.  In some circumstances in domestic situations it is still possible to use a single skin tank (see below).

 

How close to a boundary can I place an oil storage tank?

If the oil tank has a nominal capacity of less than 3,500 litres, it should not be placed any closer than 760mm to a boundary. This assumes that there are no flue outlets or buildings between the tank and the boundary. Where these distances cannot be achieved, the protection measures noted in OFTEC Technical Instruction Book 3 and British Standard BS5410 must be provided by means of a 30-minute fire resistant wall which extends a minimum of 300mm above and beyond the ends of the oil tank. For oil tanks with a nominal capacity of 3,500 litres or greater please contact your local Building Control Officer or OFTEC.

How close to a flue outlet can I place an oil tank?

Oil tanks with a nominal capacity of less than 3,500 litres should not be placed within 1.8 metres of a flue outlet. Where these distances cannot be achieved, the protection measures noted in OFTEC Technical Instruction Book 3 and British Standard BS5410 must be provided by means of a 30-minute fire resistant wall which extends a minimum of 300mm above and beyond the ends of the tank. For oil tanks with a nominal capacity of 3,500 litres or greater please contact your local Building Control Officer or OFTEC.

How close to a building can I place an oil tank?

Oil tanks with a nominal capacity not exceeding 3,500 litres should not be fitted any closer than 1.8 metres to a non fire-rated (30-minute minimum fire resistance) wall or eaves. Where these clearances cannot be achieved, the measures noted in British Standard BS5410 and OFTEC Technical Instruction Book 3 must be provided i.e. the provision of a 30 minutes (minimum) fire resistant wall which extends at least 300mm above and beyond the ends of the oil tank. It will be necessary to protect exposed eaves forming part of a roof within 1.8 metres of the top of an oil tank to provide a minimum of 30 minutes fire resistance. Cladding can be applied to the eaves in order to prevent fire from spreading to the roof. For oil tanks with a capacity of 3,500 litres or greater, please contact your local Building Control Officer or OFTEC.

Can I place an oil tank inside a domestic garage or building?

Internal oil storage tanks should never be installed in a habitable area and if installed internally, should always be contained within an enclosed chamber. Detailed requirements exist for internal oil storage installations. For more information contact your local Building Control Officer or OFTEC.

From what materials are plastic oil tanks manufactured?

All oil tanks supplied by Fuel Tank Shop are manufactured from Medium Density Polyethylene (MDPE) - a material that displays excellent chemical and impact resistance properties, making it ideal for external fuel storage. Fittings vary according to tank type and supplier. However, in general, fill points are made from either coated mild or stainless steel, outlets from coated mild steel, and vent points are manufactured from plastic. All materials used in the manufacture of oil tanks supplied by Fuel Tank Shop are resistant to the potentially damaging long-term effects of fuel.

What are the base requirements for plastic oil tanks?

All oil tanks must be installed on a flat, level and fire resistant base capable of supporting the weight of the tank when fully laden. If concrete slabs are used they should be a minimum of 50mm thick. The base should extend at least 300mm beyond the widest points of the tank and fully support the base of the tank in its entirety. Piers or pillars are not suitable for this purpose and can cause irreparable damage to the tank.

Are plastic oil tanks designed to protect from the damaging effects of sunlight?

Yes. Every tank sold by Tanks.ie is manufactured from a material which incorporated UV inhibitors. These prevent UV rays from permeating the structure of the tank, thus preventing fuel degradation.

Are plastic oil tanks suitable for the storage of fuel for aviation use?

No.

Are plastic oil tanks fitted with sludge-valves / ball-cocks?

No. Openings (other than the tank outlet) are not permitted below the maximum level of fuel in the tank. This reduces the risk of accidental spillage. In the event that contaminants (e.g. water) need to be removed from the tank, they should be removed by an appropriately licensed contractor via the inspection aperture fitted to each tank.

I have discovered the presence of water in my oil. How do I get this removed?

Here at Fuel Tank Shop we offer a range of water soakers which can help remove water from your oil tank, however if these do not suit then, please contact your local fuel distributor who will be able to provide advice on how best to remove it.

Are plastic oil tanks suitable for use with oil fired cookers?

Yes.

On warm days there is a slight smell of oil from my oil tank. Why?

This is perfectly normal and is simply the fuel venting through the weatherproof vent fitted to the oil tank.

Are plastic Oil Recycling Banks / Waste Oil Tanks suitable for the disposal of petrol or any other highly flammable liquid? 

No. For advice on how to dispose of petrol and any other similarly dangerous liquids, please contact your local authority.

Do you supply dip-sticks?

No - not as separate items. However, dipsticks are supplied as standard on all Harlequin tanks with a capacity between 650 litres and 2700 litres as standard.

Are Single Skin Oil Tanks or standard Bunded Tanks suitable for storing 'Adblue'?

No.