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Oil Tank Sight Gauge - Atkinson TankmasterOil Tank Sight Gauge - Atkinson Tankmaster
Oil Tank Sight Gauge - Atkinson Tankmaster
Oil Tank Sight Gauge - Atkinson Tankmaster Valve 4-in-1 Sight Gauge Basic visual sight gauge for single skin oil tanks with an integral oil filter, shut off valve & fire valve. Choice of sight gauge sizes to suit most tanks (4ft 6" to 10ft). Manual 4-in-1 level gauge for single skin tanks: 1 - Control valve to turn on/off oil supply 2 - Pull to read valve/sight tube allows inspection...

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£52.00 ex VAT
(£62.40 inc VAT)
Tigerloop De-Aerator External Fitting Kit
Tigerloop De-Aerator External Fitting Kit
TigerLoop Fitting Kit Includes all fittings to install a Tigerloop in your oil line Two steel (1 meter each) braided flexi oil lines, isolation valve, compression fittings, nuts, olives and pipe inserts

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£35.00 ex VAT
(£42.00 inc VAT)

Replacement Filter for Bottom Outlet Kit
Replacement Filter for Bottom Outlet Kit
Replacement Filter for Bottom Outlet Kit Including: Filter 'O' Ring Washers Bolt Please click here for an easy 'how to' video on changing the filters for the AFV-1003

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£9.50 ex VAT
(£11.40 inc VAT)
2 Inch BSP Inlet Fill Point for Oil Tank
2 Inch BSP Inlet Fill Point for Oil Tank
2" BSP threaded Tank Inlet/Fill Point This is suitable for use with all plastic tanks that can be accessed from the inside through a 'hatch'. This requires a 2" hole to be cut in the top of the tank and the unit passed up through from the inside and the locking nut to be attached from the outside to hold this in place. Comes completes with 'O' Ring; Locking Nut; Polypropylene...

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£35.00 ex VAT
(£42.00 inc VAT)

2 Inch Lockable Filler Cap for Oil Tank2 Inch Lockable Filler Cap for Oil Tank
2 Inch Lockable Filler Cap for Oil Tank
2 Inch Lockable Filler Cap for Oil Tank Locking cap for an oil storage tank fill point. The bottom threaded ring goes over the 2" threaded outlet on your tank and is then secured by the brass shear screw. The top cap then lines up with the elbow locking tab and is secured further by a padlock (not supplied). Strong aluminium construction cap with a hardened steel locking elbow and a brass...

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£47.75 ex VAT
(£57.30 inc VAT)
GOK Oil Priming Pump
GOK Oil Priming Pump
Oil Suction Pump / Priming Pump A Hand Priming Pump for the priming of any oil line, or GOK GS2000 De-Aerators. Designed for use with top entry tanks - new or old heating systems which are not self priming. Each pump is supplied with a suction hose for connection to de-aerators or an oil filter. It also has a flexible discharge hose for draining the excess oil into a collection basin. Complete...

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£97.50 ex VAT
(£117.00 inc VAT)

Tigerloop De-Aerator Indoor/BIO Fitting Kit
Tigerloop De-Aerator Indoor/BIO Fitting Kit
Tigerloop De-Aerator Indoor/BIO Fitting Kit Includes all fittings to install a Tigerloop in your oil line Two steel braided flexi oil lines, isolation valve, compression fittings, nuts, olives and pipe inserts
£35.00 ex VAT
(£42.00 inc VAT)
Bottom Outlet Kit - 3 WayBottom Outlet Kit - 3 Way
Bottom Outlet Kit - 3 Way
Bottom Outlet Kit with 3 Outlets (Tank Fitting Kit) Bottom outlet fitting kit to allow 3 separate oil connections or the flexibility to connect at a right angle to the tank. Supplied complete with: Isolation Valve 52 Micron Nylon Filter Element 1" BSP Male Tank-Fitting Adaptor Back nut (to lock the filter in the correct orientation once the adaptor has been tightened) 3 x 3/8"...

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£43.00 ex VAT
(£51.60 inc VAT)

Float Type Clock Contents Gauge 4ft
Float Type Clock Contents Gauge 4ft
Float Type Clock Contents Gauge 4ft Simple, float operated gauges suitable for both oil and diesel/fuel tanks. These sorts of gauges do exactly as the name suggests and have a float that goes up and down with the oil level. The float is connected to the gauge that sits on the top of the tank with a string. The string is wound around the mechanism in the gauge that will turn the dial depending...

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£26.50 ex VAT
(£31.80 inc VAT)
Remote Offset Fill PointRemote Offset Fill Point
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Remote Offset Fill Point
Remote Offset Fill Point For use when direct access to the tank is not possible Hose tail or threaded versions available - image shows hose tail, but it is more common to use a 2" threaded connection. 2" BSP Connection Comprises a non-return valve, ball valve, mounting bracket, elbow, polypropylene cap with chain and appropriate 2" connector.
from £135.00 ex VAT
(£162.00 inc VAT)

Tigerloop De-Aerator Fitting Kit for Combi Bio
Tigerloop De-Aerator Fitting Kit for Combi Bio
TigerLoop Fitting Kit Includes all fittings to install a Tigerloop in your oil line Two steel (1 meter each) braided flexi oil lines, isolation valve, compression fittings, nuts, olives and pipe inserts
£33.00 ex VAT
(£39.60 inc VAT)
Anti-Siphon Valve - Adjustable
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Anti-Siphon Valve - Adjustable
Adjustable Anti-Siphon Valve This anti-siphon valve is designed for use on oil tanks for domestic oil-fired central heating systems, this valve will prevent the flow of fuel when there is no positive vacuum applied to the downstream side. This prevents theft of fuel by cutting the pipe and also prevents pollution if the pipe downstream of the valve ruptures Specification: Adjustable between...
£103.00 ex VAT
(£123.60 inc VAT)

Replacement Filter for TL61101-C
Replacement Filter for TL61101-C
Replacement Filter for TL61101-C Designed to work seamlessly with the Tigerloop Combi 3 De-Aerator, this replacement filter plays a crucial role in removing impurities and ensuring clean fuel delivery to your heating system. Features: Advanced filtrations technology to effective capture and remove contaminants from the fuel Durable construction for long-lasting performance and reliability Easy...
£4.78 ex VAT
(£5.74 inc VAT)
Thermostatic Fire Valve Support Bracket
Thermostatic Fire Valve Support Bracket
Support bracket for the Thermostatic Fire Valve A Simple, yet robust and secure means of mounting any FEL Capillary Fire Valve Body to any surface. Complete with Phail Clip (FV30-032) for holding sensor in place (not shown) and Mounting Bolt.
£7.00 ex VAT
(£8.40 inc VAT)

Replacement Filter for TL7000
Replacement Filter for TL7000
Replacement Filter for TL7000 Tigerloop Combi Bio Filter Insert (Nickel Mesh) Designed specifically for use with the Tigerloop Combi Bio Filter, this insert features a high-quality nickel mesh that effectively captures and removes impurities from your fuel, ensuring optimal performance and longevity. Features Premium nickel mesh construction for superior filtration and durability Designed...
£7.22 ex VAT
(£8.66 inc VAT)

Heating Oil FAQs

Can you screen an oil tank?

Although Oil tanks are not the most attractive things to have in your garden, we always recommend seeking the advice of your local OFTEC registered liquid fuel tank installer as to the best place to position and how to screen your tank, if needed. The regulations for oil tank installation vary according to which region of the UK or Ireland you live in and there are also other environmental factors that need to be taken into account.  For more information, please check out - OFTEC

Some ways customers have screened their tanks are below, however please check with your local OFTEC installer first.

Walls

One of the most common ways to hide an oil tank is to build a false wall around it. Whether you use bricks, stone or fencing, make sure you leave space to get in and around the tank for maintenance and replacement.

Landscaping

Probably the most effective and aesthetic ways to hide an oil tank is to surround it with shrubs, trees, or potted plants that can help to camouflage the tank from view. Make sure you the plants are properly maintained, as they can become a fire hazard if not cared for properly.

 

Whatever option you choose, your tank will be out of sight – but it should not remain out of mind! Remember to keep on top of oil levels and have your tank regularly inspected by a qualified engineer to prevent any potential problems.

 

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.