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Tank Installers Kit
Tank Installers Kit
Tank Installers Kit/Oil Tank Pump Out Kit This kit is ideal for an OFTEC engineer to pump one oil tank into another. Supplied complete with: FMT Vane Transfer Pump (choice of voltages fitted with Cam Couplings) 5m 1" Hose (fitting with couplings) 10m 1" Hose (fitted with cam couplings and Y-Strainer/filter) Dust Caps x2 (for Hoses) Please note: These pumps are...
from £270.00 ex VAT
(£324.00 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 gauge, providing users with an instant measurement of tank contents. The Gem oil tank gauge fits bottom outlet steel and plastic tanks, and has...

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from £57.00 ex VAT
(£68.40 inc VAT)

Watchman SENSiT Domestic Oil tank Monitor/ GaugeWatchman SENSiT Domestic Oil tank Monitor/ Gauge
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Watchman SENSiT Domestic Oil tank Monitor/ Gauge
Smart WiFi tank level monitoring System. Monitor your oil tank contents 'at a glance' from your phone.

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£116.99 ex VAT
(£140.39 inc VAT)
Watchman SonicWatchman Sonic
Watchman Sonic
Monitor your oil tank contents 'at a glance' from your home.

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£74.99 ex VAT
(£89.99 inc VAT)

Watchman Universal RX
Watchman Universal RX
Watchman Universal RX The UniWatchman RX is a handy universal receiver for heating oil and waste oil measurement. It's compatible with all existing Sensor Systems gauges and industry standard 4-20Ma sensors. Can be configured to monitor tanks with offset created by a bund or a manhole. The device enables a user to activate an external alarm if a rapid drop is detected. Powered by a 9-12 V...
£220.00 ex VAT
(£264.00 inc VAT)
Apollo Standard
Apollo Standard
Monitor your oil tank contents 'at a glance' from your home.

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£65.00 ex VAT
(£78.00 inc VAT)

Float Type Clock Contents GaugeFloat Type Clock Contents Gauge
Float Type Clock Contents Gauge
Float Type Clock Gauge A simple, low cost oil tank float gauge for measuring the contents of your oil or diesel tank. 1ft 6', 2ft, 2ft 6', 3ft, 3ft 6', 4ft, 5ft, 6ft & 8ft length versions available. Suitable for diesel, red diesel, gas oil, kerosene and water. Float Operated Mounts directly onto the tank via a 1½' BSP tank socket Ideal for steel oil tanks with...

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£20.00 ex VAT
(£24.00 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, 1.5"...
from £68.50 ex VAT
(£82.20 inc VAT)

Piusi Ocio Fuel Tank Level GaugePiusi Ocio Fuel Tank Level Gauge
Piusi Ocio Fuel Tank Level Gauge
Piusi Ocio Fuel Tank Gauge The Piusi Ocio Fuel Tank Gauge is a continuous reading, digital tank level monitoring device for use on tanks up to 4 metres high. The Piusi fuel tank level gauge detects the static pressure generated by the fluid height using a flexible capillary which is inserted into the tank. Once calibrated using the tank measurements, these fuel tank gauges illustrate the level reading...

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from £356.00 ex VAT
(£427.20 inc VAT)
Adjustable Clock Gauge
Adjustable Clock Gauge
MTF2000 Adjustable Float Type Clock Gauge A simple, low cost oil tank float gauge for measuring the contents of your oil tank or kerosene tank. Fully adjustable from 3ft (904mm) to 6ft 7 inches (2000mm). Specification: No power needed Easy to read Adjustable to suit tank type (904mm to 2000mm) Top mount via 1 1/2" or 2" BSP

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£53.00 ex VAT
(£63.60 inc VAT)

Plastic Combi Fuel Tank Vent Cap
Plastic Combi Fuel Tank Vent Cap
Plastic Combi Fuel Tank Vent Cap The Plastic Tank Vent Cap is designed to fit over a 2” male thread on the top of an above ground fuel storage tank or drum to provide ventilation. These fuel tank vent caps are primarily used on heating oil tanks, and come with an additional 1 ½” female top thread that allows them to be used in conjunction with a float gauge. There is no internal...

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£14.50 ex VAT
(£17.40 inc VAT)
Oil 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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from £41.00 ex VAT
(£49.20 inc VAT)

Afriso Tank Gauge - Battery PoweredAfriso Tank Gauge - Battery Powered
Afriso Tank Gauge - Battery Powered
Afriso Tank Gauge - Battery Powered Suitable with diesel, biodiesel, oils, water & AdBlue. Readout can be sited up to 20m away from tank. Hydrostatic gauge. Universal tank adaptor 1”, 1½” & 2” M BSPP. Integral wall mounting holes. Digital display shows litres, cm & %. Suits tanks from 0?4m diesel (water/AdBlue® 3.5m). Max tank volume 99,999L. Accuracy...

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£268.00 ex VAT
(£321.60 inc VAT)
Oil Tank Sight Level Gauge PVC Tubing
Oil Tank Sight Level Gauge PVC Tubing
Oil Tank Sight Level guage PVC Tubing This sight gauge PVC tubing is supplied in your required lengths (per foot). This can be used for retrofitting oil tank sight gauges, or if the current sight gauge tube is weathered and needs replacing. 9.6mm ID/ 15mm OD

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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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£6.75 ex VAT
(£8.10 inc VAT)
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)

Apollo Steel Tank Adaptor
Apollo Steel Tank Adaptor
Apollo Steel Tank Adaptor Adaptor with 2 different size threads (1 1/2" and 2"). Allows the Apollo Electronic Contents Gauges to be fitted to most steel tanks.

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£9.50 ex VAT
(£11.40 inc VAT)
Unitel Fuel Tank Level Gauge (Percentage)
Unitel Fuel Tank Level Gauge (Percentage)
Unitel Hydrostatic Fuel Tank Gauge The Unitel Hydrostatic Fuel Tank Gauge from Afriso is a pneumatic tank level indicator designed for use primarily on fuel oil and diesel tanks. It has a spring loaded plunger that you pull and release until the needle settles on the contents left within the storage tank, which is then displayed clearly as a percentage on its large mechanical face. This fuel tank...

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£88.00 ex VAT
(£105.60 inc VAT)

GSM Tank Level Text Alerter
GSM Tank Level Text Alerter
GSM Tank Level Text Alerter The GSM Text Alerter is a remote fuel tank level monitoring device suitable for fuel and oil tanks. This simple to install unit allows the user to set up four trigger inputs, which upon activation sends a customised text message to up to eight mobile phones. This oil tank monitor is designed to alert the user to a low fuel condition, or alert of a high level should they...
£470.00 ex VAT
(£564.00 inc VAT)
Apollo XT Electronic Fuel Tank Contents Gauge (Underground Tank)
Apollo XT Electronic Fuel Tank Contents Gauge (Underground Tank)
Apollo XT Electronic Fuel Tank Contents Gauge (Underground Tank) The Apollo XT Electronic Fuel Tank Contents Gauge allows you to measure the level of fuel in your tank from the warmth, comfort and convenience of your home. It also allows the tank contents readings to be taken at the tank. Designed for use with oil tanks installed underground or positioned above safe working height (not Balmoral...
£160.00 ex VAT
(£192.00 inc VAT)

Bottom Outlet Kit
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Bottom Outlet Kit
Bottom Outlet Kit (Oil Tank Fitting Kit) This kit includes practically everything you need to connect your heating oil tank to the supply pipe. Includes the following: Isolation ball valve 52 micron disposable nylon filter element 10mm copper compression fitting outlet 1" male BSPT tank fitting adaptor Roll of PTFE tape

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£22.00 £15.63 ex VAT
(£18.76 inc VAT)
Brass Gate Valve
Brass Gate Valve
Brass Gate Valve The Brass Gate Valve is a standard gate valve, which can be used for a variety of applications, including on some of our Gravity Hose Kits. These economy gate valves are designed for starting/shutting off flow, In a range of sizes including 1/2', 3/4', 1”, 1 1/2', 2', 2 1/2', 3', and 4' all with F x F BSP inlets/oultets. The gate valves are used...
from £14.00 ex VAT
(£16.80 inc VAT)

GOK Pressure Regulating Valve
GOK Pressure Regulating Valve
GOK Pressure Regulating Valve The GOK Pressure Regulating Valve is designed for use on single appliance gravity feed systems, primarily oil heating, with a liquid head range between 2metres and 30metres. These pressure regulating valves have a fixed outlet pressure of 100 mbar for flow rates up to 20litres per hour. 10mm Compression Ports Inlet pressure of 0.5 to 6 bar Outlet pressure...
£34.00 ex VAT
(£40.80 inc VAT)
Locking Angle Brass Gate Valve
Locking Angle Brass Gate Valve
Locking Angle Brass Gate Valve The Locking Angle Brass Gate Valve is used primarily on the bottom outlet of a gravity fed diesel storage tank. These gate valves are designed to come out at 90º to take away the pressure on the hose, and to maximize the flow rate through the delivery hose without restriction. The locking lever on these gate valves allows it to be padlocked when not in use. This...

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£24.00 ex VAT
(£28.80 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
£29.00 ex VAT
(£34.80 inc VAT)
Ultra Compact Oil Tank Filter KitUltra Compact Oil Tank Filter Kit
Ultra Compact Oil Tank Filter Kit
Ultra Compact Oil Tank Filter Kit The Ultra Compact Oil Tank Filter Kit is designed for bottom outlet domestic heating oil tanks to remove debris with instant isolation and no pollution risk. The kit is comprised of the Ultra Compact isolation valve, 40µ cleanable alloy bowl filter and all of the fittings required for installation. On other oil tank filter assemblies, an isolation valve...

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£29.00 ex VAT
(£34.80 inc VAT)

Ultra Compact Oil Tank Isolation Vlave
Ultra Compact Oil Tank Isolation Vlave
Ultra Compact Oil Tank Isolation Valve The Ultra Compact Isolation Valve is designed for bottom outlet domestic heating oil tanks to remove debris with instant isolation and no pollution risk. On other oil tank filter assemblies, an isolation valve is not the first component screwed into the tank which means that if the filter valve needs replacing then the tank needs to be drained. By having...
£14.50 ex VAT
(£17.40 inc VAT)
Yellow Handle Lever Ball Valve
Yellow Handle Lever Ball Valve
Yellow Handle Lever Ball Valve These Italian manufactured Yellow Handle Lever Ball Valves are nickel-plated full bore brass ball valves and are available in a range of sizes. Designed for starting/shutting off flow, these lever ball valves are popular within gas, water & fuel applications. They have a steel handle, FP o-ring and PTFE seals and are available with a range of pressure ratings depending...
from £12.00 ex VAT
(£14.40 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 Backnut (to lock the filter in the correct orientation once the adaptor has been tightened) 3 x 3/8"...

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£33.80 ex VAT
(£40.56 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

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£9.00 ex VAT
(£10.80 inc VAT)

Replacement Filter for Bottom Outlet Kit (2 Outlets) or Tankmaster Sight Gauge
Replacement Filter for Bottom Outlet Kit (2 Outlets) or Tankmaster Sight Gauge
Replacement Filter for Bottom Outlet Kit - 2 Outlets Including: Filter 'O' Ring Washers Bolt

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£4.50 ex VAT
(£5.40 inc VAT)
Contoil VZO 15/25 Mechanical Oil Meter
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Contoil VZO 15/25 Mechanical Oil Meter
Contoil VZO 15/25 Mechanical Oil Meter This industry recognised Contoil VZO 15/25 Mechanical Oil Meter is a mechanical display meter for accurately measuring fuel oil consumption. These versions of the Contoil oil flow meter range are designed for use with marine and industrial applications to measure fuel consumption for the likes of boilers, engines and generators. These mechanical display meters...
from £925.00 ex VAT
(£1,110.00 inc VAT)

Oil Tally Domestic Heating Oil Meter
Oil Tally Domestic Heating Oil Meter
Oil Tally Domestic Heating Oil Meter The Oil Tally domestic heating oil meter is designed to count the amount of fuel oil/kerosene that has been used, primarily in domestic applications. This oil meter is very flexible thanks to its rotating face and ability to be installed in a horizontal, vertical or inclined position. These fuel flow meters come as standard with 10mm compression fittings. Specification: Heating...

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£215.00 ex VAT
(£258.00 inc VAT)
HZ3 Domestic Heating Oil Flow Meter
HZ3 Domestic Heating Oil Flow Meter
HZ3 Domestic Heating Oil Flow Meter The HZ3 domestic heating oil meter is used to measure the quantity of EL fuel oil being used at great accuracy, even at small quantities. This heating oil meter is robust and durable, and allows you to simply read off your oil consumption from the meter display. 0.18-30ltrs Per Hour. Ideal for domestic use, the HZ3 flow meters are suitable for mounting on...
£335.00 ex VAT
(£402.00 inc VAT)

HZ5 Domestic Heating Oil Flow Meter
HZ5 Domestic Heating Oil Flow Meter
HZ5 Domestic Heating Oil Flow Meter The HZ5 mechanical flow meter measures the quantity of oil used. This oil flow meter is robust and durable, and thanks to it's clear display, the amount of oil consumed can easily be read off the meter. Flow rate: 0.7-40 litres per hour. Ideal for domestic use, the HZ5 flow meters are suitable for mounting on all makes of burner, and can be retrofitted...
£202.00 ex VAT
(£242.40 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)

Thermostatic Fire Valve - Capillary 1/2'
Thermostatic Fire Valve - Capillary 1/2'
Fire Valve - FEL TFV Thermostatic, Capillary 1/2" The FEL Valve's 'TFV' was the first capillary operated fire valve to incorporate an integral shut off facility as part of the reset mechanism. Various capillary lengths available. 72 degree and 95 degree. All TFV fire valves are suitable for use with Class C and D fuels as well as LPG, and provide automatic shut off in the event...

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(£80.40 inc VAT)
Thermostatic Fire Valve - Capillary 10mm (3/8')
Thermostatic Fire Valve - Capillary 10mm (3/8')
Fire Valve - FEL TFV Thermostatic, Capillary 10mm (3/8") The FEL Valve's 'TFV' was the first capillary operated fire valve to incorporate an integral shut off facility as part of the reset mechanism and is also supplied with 10mm tube nuts and olives as standard on the 3/8" body size, allowing time saving and economical installation. Various capillary lengths available. 72...

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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.
£5.00 ex VAT
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2 Inch Aluminium Fuel Tank Vent Cowl
2 Inch Aluminium Fuel Tank Vent Cowl
2 Inch Aluminium Oil Tank Vent Cowl The Aluminium Fuel Tank Vent Cowl is designed to fit over the male thread on the top of an above ground storage tank to provide ventilation. These vent cowls come three lugs for direct fitting, one with an Allan key screw fitting to help secure the cowl to the male thread of the tank. Aluminium Oil Tank Vent Cowl Features: Constructed from aluminium 3...

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£15.00 ex VAT
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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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£45.00 ex VAT
(£54.00 inc VAT)
SpinSecure Oil Tank Fill Point Lock
SpinSecure Oil Tank Fill Point Lock
SpinSecure Oil Tank Fill Point Lock Spinsecure TankLock is a fuel tank locking device that will fit to a standard 2' fill point inlet on an oil tank to secure its contents. Its clever design utilises Spin Secure technology in that when the cap is locked it spins freely and is almost impossible to remove. Most existing locking caps are supplied in two pieces and are often secured in place...

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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 liquids are the Apollo remote electronic gauges used to monitor?

Kerosene (C1/C2), Agricultural Fuel Oil (A2), Diesel (D) and Water.

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.