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Replacement Filter for GEM Oil Tank Gauge
Replacement Filter for GEM Oil Tank Gauge
Replacement Filter for Gem Oil Tank Gauge Including: Filter 'O' Ring Diameter: 37mm Height: 37mm

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£9.95 ex VAT
(£11.94 inc VAT)
Gem Oil Tank aluminium Sight GaugeGem Oil Tank aluminium Sight Gauge
Gem Oil Tank aluminium Sight Gauge
Gem Oil Tank Aluminium Sight Gauge The Gem tank level gauge is generally used as a heating oil tank gauge. It incorporates an oil filter and isolating valve in one easy to fit compact unit. These fuel tank gauges have a simple, pull to read valve fitted to the gauge, providing users with an instant measurement of tank contents. The Gem oil tank gauge fits bottom outlet steel and plastic tanks, and...

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£73.50 ex VAT
(£88.20 inc VAT)

Gasoila Jointing Compound Thread Sealant - 237ml
Gasoila Jointing Compound Thread Sealant - 237ml
Gasoila Jointing Compound Thread Sealant - 237ml Designed for ethanol blended petrol E10 ? E85 blends. Also suitable with kerosene, diesel, propane, butane, LPG, cutting oil, ammonia, aliphatic solvents, acids, steam, potable water & biodiesel up to B20. UL classified. Temperature range ?100°F to 800°F (?74°C to 318°C).
£66.95 ex VAT
(£80.34 inc VAT)
2 Inch Oil Tank Vent Cap
2 Inch Oil Tank Vent Cap
2'' Oil Tank Vent Cap A replacement vent cap is suitable for installation on to any Single Skin Oil Tank incorporating an external vent point. Please note, there is NO thread on this cap. The 2 screws supplied fix it to the tank. This vent cap is suitable for many single skin oil tanks, including Harlequin single skin oil tanks.

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£5.35 ex VAT
(£6.42 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)
Oil Tank Filter Valve Assembly with 1/4" Turn Valve
Oil Tank Filter Valve Assembly with 1/4" Turn Valve
Oil Tank Filter Valve Assembly with 1/4" Turn Valve This compact oil filter valve assembly offers an extra shut off valve, so you can isolate the outlet kit, which prevents the need to empty the tank when maintenance is due. Product Features: Oil filter & lever action isolation valve. Outlet 10mm compression. 50 Micron filter bowl. Inlet 1/2" F BSPP swivel, comes with...
£30.72 ex VAT
(£36.86 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)
Oil Line Warning Tape - 100m
Oil Line Warning Tape - 100m
Oil Line Warning Tape Plastic tape to place over underground oil pipework. The tape reads "Caution - Oil Pipe Below" 100 metre coil x 75mm wide
£19.00 ex VAT
(£22.80 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)
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)
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)

2" Overfill Prevention Valve For Steel Tanks
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2" Overfill Prevention Valve For Steel Tanks
2" Overfill Prevention Valve for Steel Tanks Product Features: Suitable with clean diesel, biodiesel B30 and heating oil Helps prevent above ground storage tanks being overfilled. Only 59mm of tank space lost. For a 2" fill pipe, fits into a 2" F BSPP fill socket. Heavy-duty gun metal body, float rises & stops delivery flow.
£385.00 ex VAT
(£462.00 inc VAT)
Push Button Sight Gauge ½" 6ft
Push Button Sight Gauge ½" 6ft
Push Button Sight Gauge ½" 6ft Key Features: Suitable with diesel, oils & heating oils Push button to read fuel level, release to close the sight valve ½” BSPP connections. All mate inlet, female outlet Aluminium back shields can be formed to match tank shape 1.8m (6ft) tube height. 1 year warranty
£34.63 ex VAT
(£41.56 inc VAT)

Loxeal 18-10 Liquid Teflon Pipe Thread Sealant - 250ml
New
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)
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)

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)
Leak Plugger Compound
Leak Plugger Compound
Leak Plugger Compound Product Features: Suitable with oils/ fuels For emergency use as a temporary repair on drums, leaking pipes, tanks, or fittings. A thick putty like compound. No mixing, apply to the hole or leak & smooth the edges to seal. Non-reusable. Provides a temporary repair only, for up to 24 hours max.
£14.40 ex VAT
(£17.28 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.