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Tuffa FireStop - More Information

An innovative tank with Fire Protection to comply with Building Regulations

The FireStop is also the only system on the market that fits integrally onto our plastic tanks and it can also be factory fitted to a steel tank. It uses a simple method that requires no brickwork, barriers or firewalls to be erected on site making sure there are no delays in installing the tank or added site costs.

An estimated 60% of tanks installed are non compliant with building regulations, so our fire protected storage tanks are the ideal solution.

Tuffa UK Limited, is dedicated to providing our customers with a vast range of fire protected storage tanks. Following much investment and continual Research & Development, we are extremely proud of our certifications in fire protected storage tanks.

Our fire protected tanks are much easier for installers, as the assessment has approved the product to comply with building regulations. When a tank replacement is undertaken and the new installation requires fire protection measures, by fitting the Firestop bunded tank it allows the tank to remain in the same position. This means a tank relocation is not required to a position potentially unacceptable, and the physical restraints encountered by the installing engineer are relaxed. This is more often than not, more acceptable to the customer too.

Tuffa Firestop, the oil storage tank with fitted fire barrier has received national LABC (Local Authority Building Control) system approval on its Fire Protected tanks for both domestic and non domestic applications.

Tuffa fire protected tanks can be specified to obtain a satisfactory degree of safety in the advent of a spreading fire as required by Building Regulations. At Tuffa UK, we achieve this requirement by protecting the fuel contents using the appropriate methodology as described in BS5410; Tuffa UK does not achieve this by just a single means, but via the double approach of providing an actual physical fire barrier and, by the complete enclosure of our tank in a non-combustible fire resistance construction.

The Tuffa FireStop is designed with a 'fire barrier' to protect oil tanks where fire protection is necessary. The fire barrier is constructed from high quality fire retardant material, with the following achievements:

  • Independently tested to BS476: Part 22: 1987
  • Independently tested to BS476 (Warrington Fire Research Centre)
  • Meets Section J 5.4 of Building Regulations, Table 5.1 for Fire Protection for Oil Storage Tanks
  • LABC (Local Authority Building Control) system approval
  • UK Patent GB2415460B
  • APHC Certification Ltd. a CLG endorsed competent person scheme, provides building regulations self-certification accreditation for installers for the complete range of domestic Tuffa oil storage tanks

The FireStop Fire Protected Tank range:

  • Will benefit the end user, for Domestic and Commercial Applications
  • Will ensure compliance with Local Authority Building Control Services and thus the Building Regulations.
  • Will safeguard environmental protection, as the tanks are Bunded
  • Provide an easy, efficient means of installation
  • Will allow the tank to be fitted in a convenient location
  • Is Cost efficient as it requires no brickwork, barriers or firewalls to be erected on site making sure there are no delays in installing the tank or added site costs.
  • Are Bunded and the Fire Retardant material is factory fitted integrally
  • Is available in both Plastic and Steel Fire Protected Oil Tanks

Tuffa FireStop Fire Protected Oil Tanks

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