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Apollo Visual Bund Unit
Apollo Visual Bund Unit
Apollo Visual Bund Unit Apollo Visual Bund is a fuel tank level monitor and bund warning alarm, cleverly integrated into a single, convenient product, which comprises a tank mounted transmitter unit, spillage detector and a plug in receiver unit. Not suitable for underground tanks. Fits into 32mm hole/port on tank. NB: Delivery approx 7 working days (Royal Mail Recorded Delivery) The Apollo...
£88.50 ex VAT
(£106.20 inc VAT)
ATEX Approved Fuel Tank Alarm
ATEX Approved Fuel Tank Alarm
ATEX Approved Fuel Tank Alarm The ATEX Approved Fuel Tank Alarm system is designed for alerting the user of a high fluid level or that there is fluid within the bund, which may indicate a leak or rain water ingress. ATEX certified to Zone 1, this tank level alarm is suitable for tanks containing flammable liquids, provided that the probe used is suitable. This ATEX tank alarm is battery powered...
from £630.00 ex VAT
(£756.00 inc VAT)

Battery Multi Compartment Fuel Tank Alarm - Bund/Overfill/High Low LevelBattery Multi Compartment Fuel Tank Alarm - Bund/Overfill/High Low Level
Battery Multi Compartment Fuel Tank Alarm - Bund/Overfill/High Low Level
Battery Operated Multi-Compartment Fuel Tank Alarm Detects and warns of a tank overfill, a high/low liquid level and a bund leak. Suitable for diesel, biodiesel, light oils and water based liquids. Optional relays to allow connection to an existing alarm. The Battery Operated Multi-Compartment Fuel Tank Alarm has three functions; to detect and warn of a tank overfill, a high/low liquid level...
from £155.00 ex VAT
(£186.00 inc VAT)
Hytek 230V Tank Alarm - ATEX CertifiedHytek 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, gasoil, oils. Easy installation...
from £212.00 ex VAT
(£254.40 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 Platic 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 £68.00 ex VAT
(£81.60 inc VAT)
Hytek ATEX Certified Compact Tank Bund Alarm For AdBlueHytek 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...
£83.00 ex VAT
(£99.60 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, gasoil, oils. Easy installation...
from £190.00 ex VAT
(£228.00 inc VAT)
Mains Multi Compartment Fuel Tank Alarm - Bund/Overfill/High Low LevelMains Multi Compartment Fuel Tank Alarm - Bund/Overfill/High Low Level
Mains Multi Compartment Fuel Tank Alarm - Bund/Overfill/High Low Level
Mains Multi Compartment Fuel Tank Alarm - Bund/Overfill/High Low Level Mains Operated Multi-Compartment Fuel Tank Alarm - Detects and warns of a tank overfill, a high/low liquid level and a bund leak. Suitable for diesel, light oils and water based liquids. Optional relays to allow connection to an existing alarm. The Mains Operated Multi-Compartment Fuel Tank Alarm has three functions; to detect...
from £189.00 ex VAT
(£226.80 inc VAT)
FAQs
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 Tanks.ie 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 Tanks.ie 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.

Can I fit a sight-gauge to a single skin oil tank?

Technically, sight-gauges can still be fitted to a single skin oil tank - subject to prevailing statutory requirements. However, it should be noted that a sight-gauge is a potential leak point and as an environmentally responsible supplier we do not supply them and do not recommend them. Preference should instead be demonstrated to fitting an electronic oil tank contents gauge, which, unlike a sight gauge, is positioned above the maximum level of fuel in the tank, thereby dramatically reducing the likelihood of an environmental pollution incident. An Apollo type electronic oil tank gauging system is fitted as standard to all Harlequin Advance Single-Skin Oil tanks supplied by Tanks.ie - eliminating the requirement to fit a sight-gauge.

Can I fit a sight-gauge to a Bunded Tank?

No. Please note however that all Harlequin Bunded Tanks (except 350BND/ENV), Harlequin Polyrock Bunded Oil Tanks, Harlequin BioBund Bunded tanks, and Harlequin Fuel Stations are pre-supplied with an electronic oil tank contents gauge, which removes the requirement for a sight-gauge to be fitted.

There is a two-pin type socket fitted to my Harlequin oil tank. What is this for?

This permits an LRC enabled delivery driver to plug in his overfill prevention equipment and is not for consumer use.

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 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?

Please contact your local fuel distributor who will be able to provide advice on how best to remove it.

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 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.

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.

What are the advantages of a Tiger Loop?

The Tiger Loop is a de-aeration device which removes air from the fuel prior to combustion. The result is a cleaner, more-efficient burn, with reduced emissions and enhanced cold weather performance. Additionally, the Tiger Loop can permit the tank to be positioned lower than the burner and up to 30 metres away. Therefore when connected to a pressure jet burner, it is ideal for Top Outlet Bunded Tank installations and eliminates the need for an undesirable return line. Please note that Tiger Loops are unsuitable for use with installations incorporating a vaporising burner.

How do I prime a Tiger Loop?

The Tiger Loop is self priming.

Do You Supply Dipsticks?

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.

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.