Why We Use Steel for Oil Tanks

In our industry, it is imperative that we design and manufacture high-quality tanks that can stand the test of time, as well as stand up to a multitude of intrinsic and extrinsic forces that have potential to cause damage. One of the few metals out there that can withstand these pressures and live to tell the tale is steel. We use steel alloy for a broad range of our products, including steel oil tanks.

Get to Know: Steel

  • Steel is one of the most common metals in the world
  • Steel is quite soft as a metal, but as an alloy, it can take on properties of the other element to become strong, durable and resistant to corrosion
  • Alloy steel is very strong and relatively low cost to produce
  • The most common steel composition is made from iron ore, with added carbon
  • Steel is very easy to recycle
  • There are many types of steel, including carbon steel, stainless steel, corrosion resistant, galvanised, electroplated, alloy and tool steel

As you can tell, when it comes to materials to use when manufacturing our tanks, steel was an obvious choice because of the properties it holds, the cost and the flexibility. Specifically, we use mild steel.

Other benefits include:

  • Steel oil tanks are much more secure than plastic as they are less easily vandalised
  • Easily formed to create bespoke designs and styles
  • It is highly durable and long lasting
  • Stands strong and sturdy against external forces such as the weather, and remains corrosion proof against the stored contents

About Our Steel Tanks

Here at Tuffa Tanks, all of our steel oil tanks are manufactured in accordance with a number of regulations and guidelines, including BS EN/10 025, BS799 Part 5, and all Oil Storage Regulations. Alongside this, we can create bespoke tanks as per your request, should this be necessary.

All of our tanks are bunded for added peace of mind and safety at all times. Bunded tanks are essential towards keeping your land and premises free of oil and fuel spills in case of an accident. In addition to this, we can supply our tanks in a range of colours and thicknesses, as well as offering a wide range of capacity options for the benefit of fire protection.

Whatever you require a steel oil tank for, you know that when it comes to high-quality products, Tuffa Tanks are a name you can trust.

Please do browse our full range, and contact us should you require any further information. We look forward to hearing from you soon.

 

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