As the colder weather approaches, anyone using an oil tank on their property should be taking stock to check if the tank needs to be upgraded.
If the tank, of any kind, is in poor condition you will need to replace it with a new tank. However, even if your single skin fuel tank is in good shape, you may still find that you have to install a bunded oil tank anyway.
The Carbery range of bunded oil tanks offer a ‘tank within a tank’ – the inner tank holds the fuel, while the outer guards against a pollution incident in the event of a fuel spill.
In the UK and Ireland, bunded fuel tanks are a requirement at all commercial, industrial and institutional installations. They are also required for some domestic and agricultural installations.
For example, a bunded tank is required if your domestic or residential property is in Wales, holds more than 2,500 litres, is located within 10m of controlled water such as a river or stream, or in a position where a fuel spill could travel across hard ground to reach controlled water.
Other scenarios in which a bunded tank would be essential include: if your fuel tank is located near an open drain or loose fitting manhole, or within 50m of a borehole, spring or well, or if the oil is to be used by any building other than a single family dwelling.
All non-domestic oil tanks over 200 litres need to be bunded.
Confused? We can help – our expert team can talk you through any unique factors in play for your home or project and help you identify which tank you need to install. We offer 24 to 48-hour delivery, so your new tank could be up and running within just a few days.