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Storage Tank & Bowser Guide

We have a Wide Range of tank sizes and styles available. The following guide is a short storage tank guide to some of the different containers and bowsers for storing fuel.

Single Skin Oil Tanks.deso-lp1230t.jpg

Single skin oil storage tanks are the simplest form of oil storage available. Usually they are made from a plastic called Medium Density Polyethylene (MDPE) and mild steel.

All the plastic oil storage we supply are manufactured to OFTEC standard OFS T100. Plastic single skin oil containers are rotationally moulded as one piece. They have a 1" bottom outlet, 2" fill point and inspection hatch.

Although steel storage is available in standard sizes an important advantage is the ability to manufacture to spec. Particularly useful where space is limited or larger tanks will not fit. Single Skins tend to be cost effective as they are cheaper than the bunded versions.

Single skin storage can be used at domestic installations with a bund after an oil storage risk assessment. There has to be an existing bund, either constructed around the storage or built into the structure that meets current regs. See pollution prevention guidelines for above ground oil storage PPG2.

Bunded Oil Tanks.sl1000bt.jpg

A Bunded Tank consists of an inner and outer wall. The inner is the primary fuel storage vessel. Whilst the outer acts as a fail safe containment system. Therefore, in the event of a spillage surplus fuel will be safely and securely contained within the outer wall. This saves you a potentially expensive pollution incident.


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Just like single skins, bunded tanks are available in plastic and mild steel. They are manufactured to  OFTEC standards, OFS T100 and OFS T200 respectively.

Bunded tanks can be used for domestic, commercial, industrial and agricultural premises. All could be connected to appliances such as: boilers, cookers, hot air blowers, grain dryers, generators or a lubricating oil system.

Diesel Tanks.deso-h2500cdd.jpg

Bunded Diesel Storage is used to deliver fuel to vehicles and plant machinery. it's general description used for a bunded container with an integrated pump, hose and automatic cut-off nozzle. They often incorporate some type of flow meter and can be fitted with fuel management systems.

The dispensing equipment is contained within the fuel cabinet. This offers protection against accidental spillage. A locking door protects the equipment from theft. Small tanks such as the Atlas 1300FDA, 2500FDA, Harlequin 1400FP/FS and 2500FP/FS have a fuelling cabinet within the main bund. Larger plastic and steel tanks may have a separate containment area from the main bund.

Available in plastic and steel, with a variety of pump options. Including: Hand pumps, 110v or 240v ac, 12v or 24v dc and battery powered.

Diesel Bowsers And Transportable Tanks.highway-tow-h10art.jpg

Fuel Bowsers are designed to transport fuel between sites or locations. Bowsers are similar to static tanks with a few main differences. The construction of a Bowser is generally stronger, the vent is usually self closing and the container may be baffled. Baffling reduces surge when moving.

Bowsers used on the public highway must be a U.N. approved IBC (Intermediate Bulk Container). The user must comply with ADR regulations for the transportation of fuel. When used to refuel vehicles, plants and static appliances. Pollution prevention guidelines PPG2 must be adhered to. This is why we supply bunded fuel bowsers and transportables for environmental protection.

Waste Oil Tanks.hq-900-litre-bunded-waste-oil-tank.jpg

A bunded waste oil container is similar to a standard bunded tank. They are however made with features designed specifically for waste oil use. There is a 'Tundish" funnel shaped lid with oil filter holder and a 2" evacuation point.

Available in plastic and steel. These containers can be used as independent storage. Where the user pours the waste oil directly into the tank. Or as part of a system where the storage is connected to a pumping point. Here another vessel holds the waste oil and connects to the pumping point when full.

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Water Tanks And Water Bowsers.

Water tanks and bowsers fall into two main categories, potable (for drinking) and non-potable water (non drinking). Water tanks and bowsers are single skin and are used for different purposes depending on the ancillaries used.