Bunded Oil Tanks

Are you looking for bunded oil tanks? You have come to the right page; we have a fine selection that is fully compliant with current OFTEC regulations and CE-marked to comply with European health, safety, and environmental protection standards. Bunded oil tanks (double skinned oil tanks) are the best option for the safe, secure and environmentally responsible storage of heating oil. All oil tanks should only be installed by a competent, OFTEC-registered, storage tank technician. 

Typical plastic bunded oil tank diagram

Bunded Oil Tanks Diagram

FAQs

A tank within a tank. The inner tank’s job is to store the heating oil, the outer tank’s job is to protect the inner tank and contain any leaks from the inner tank if it fails to protect the environment.

Domestically, this is dependent on where you live and the regulations in your area. You should check these regulations before making a purchase. However, we would always recommend a bunded tank regardless of your location and its regulations as it is one of the most responsible and safest ways to store your heating oil.  

Hands down, we always recommend a bunded tank as they are the safest and most responsible way to store your heating oil. Single skin tanks, as the name would suggest, only have one skin and if it were to fail for some reason the oil ends up on the ground contaminating the environment. This could lead to loss of your expensive heating oil, no heating and potential fines.  

The base should be strong enough to support the weight of the tank and its contents, bearing in mind that, aproximately, 1 litre of fuel = 1 kg. It should be constructed of non combustible material such as, concrete, paving stones, or stonework.

The tank must be supported across the entire base (no gaps or ridges).

The base should extend the tank by a minimum of 300mm on all sides.

Please visit the OFTEC website of the GOV website for more details.

The prices of a domestic heating oil tank that is bunded, on our website cost from as little as £929+VAT to £1580+VAT.

The answer to this question is very much dependent on what size property you have, how many people live in it and how much space you have available to site the tank (taking the OFTEC regulations into consideration). 

Other things to think about are, how much oil you would like to order at a time, how often do you like to have oil deliveries, do you want to have the option to stock up on oil when the price is low, etc.

All of the plastic tanks that we sell are manufactured using UV stabilised plastic. UV stabiliser is a chemical that is added to the plastic during the manufacturing process. This acts as a kind of sunscreen for the plastic, combating deterioration and significantly extending the tank’s service life. 

Plastic Bunded Oil Tanks

Generally, plastic oil tanks are made from a specialist medium-density polyethylene. MDPE has an excellent cracking, shock and drop resistance, which is ideal for the production of storage tanks.

To cope with sunlight, a UV resistant chemical is added to the plastic during the manufacturing process. This helps combat the deterioration of the tank.

For ultimate strength, most oil tanks are rotomolded. This process creates a tank in one piece rather than several pieces that have to be joined together which creates weak spots.

plastic bunded oil tanks manufacturing
plastic bunded oil tanks manufacturing

Plastic Bunded Oil Tanks

Generally, plastic oil tanks are made from a specialist medium-density polyethylene. MDPE has an excellent cracking, shock and drop resistance, which is ideal for the production of storage tanks.

To cope with sunlight, a UV resistant chemical is added to the plastic during the manufacturing process. This helps combat the deterioration of the tank.

For ultimate strength, most oil tanks are rotomolded. This process creates a tank in one piece rather than several pieces that have to be joined together which creates weak spots.

steel bunded oil tank manufacturing

Steel Bunded Oil Tanks

Typically, steel tanks are made from mild steel sheets that are welded together.

Becasue of the strength of the steel, they are more commonly used in larger commercial settings.

Quaility steel tanks will be powder or spray coated to help prevent the tank from rusting. 

Slimline Bunded Oil Tanks

Slimline tanks are exactly as the name suggests, slim. From as little as 610mm (2ft) wide they are superb for those hard to reach installation sites. Some are so slim they will even fit through the average doorway.

Other benefits of the slimline tanks include, easy maneuverability compared to the wider tanks and narrower foot prints enabeling tank installations in narrow installation sites. Always check with current installation regulations before ordering a tank.

Slimline Bunded Oil Tanks

Slimline tanks are exactly as the name suggests, slim. From as little as 610mm (2ft) wide they are superb for those hard to reach installation sites. Some are so slim they will even fit through the average doorway.

Other benefits of the slimline tanks include, easy maneverability compared to the wider tanks and narrower foot prints enabeling tank installations in narrow installation sites. Always check with current installation regulations before ordering a tank.

fire protected oil tank

Fire Rated Oil Tanks

Available in both plastic or steel Tuffa’s FirePro fire rated oil tanks are the soultion to installations where a conventional oil tank cannot be installed. They are equipped with an integrally fitted flame-retardant material, so no need for additional fire barriers. 

Thanks to Tuffa’s unique and innovative design, the FirePro tanks can be installed adjacent to or even inside buildings and boundaries. You can read their fire rated oil tanks guide here, or watch their informative video here

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