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Those clients that turn to Tuffa ( requiring a solution for the storage of fuels, petrol, diesel, biofuels, lubricants or waste oils may opt for either a plastic or steel oil tank, in accordance with the intended application. But what are the headline differences between a plastic tank and a steel tank from Tuffa, and what are the more advanced and specialised features that dictate their suitability in particular contexts?

Tuffa’s plastic and steel fuel tanks were always likely to share certain characteristics, with both being available in various colours, both consisting of a bunded construction to ward off the possibility of overfilling and leakage, and both able to be factory fitted with Tuffa’s bespoke fire protection. Beyond that, each have their particular strengths, with plastic Tuffa tanks being known for their light weight, durability and competitive pricing. They are easy to transport, while their covered bund protects against the collection of rainwater and debris.

A plastic bunded fuel tank from Tuffa is also fully lockable, and can be interlinked with other tanks, should larger capacities be required. The plastic tank’s UV stabilisation and corrosion resistance gives the buyer assurance that it will continue to serve them with aplomb for a long time to come, while customers may also be interested to know of the tank’s manufacture from recyclable virgin material.

Such qualities can be compared to those of Tuffa’s steel tanks, which can be manufactured to any dimensions, in line with the requirements of the customer. These tanks are manufactured solely from high quality steel, their design versatility ensuring their suitability for almost any site requirement. Compliance with the regulations is ensured by a minimum 110 per cent bund capacity, while the tanks are also fitted with only premium ancillary equipment, and can be specified in various steel finishes. Regular maintenance should ensure a serviceable life of more than 30 years for a Tuffa steel tank.

Different decisions are made on which material a tank should be manufactured from on the basis of the given application and circumstances, with Tuffa’s available plastic oil tanks including bunded heating oil tanks, bunded diesel tanks, multi compartment tanks, fire protected tanks, waste oil tanks, single skin tanks and biodiesel tanks. Meanwhile, those shopping for steel tanks with Tuffa can specify any of an extensive selection of oil tanks, diesel tanks, multi compartment tanks, fire protected tanks, petrol tanks and bespoke tanks.

From single skin plastic tanks that represent an economical solution for the storage of home heating oil and that are fitted with a sealed inspection hatch for easy access, to the most advanced bespoke steel tanks for which capacity, dimensions, plate thickness and all manner of the most specialised features can all be specified, Tuffa ( offers the complete range of plastic and steel tanks. Contact the Uttoxeter firm now for more information on how the most exacting requirements can be catered for in both plastic and steel fuel tanks.