Bunded Diesel Tanks

Using premium, quality equipment, our bunded diesel tanks are fitted with an overfill device and are lockable to aid security.

BUNDED DIESEL TANKS INFORMATION

Bunded diesel tanks have two layers – an inner tank and an outer tank (bund) which acts as a secondary containment (a tank within a tank). In the event of a leak from the main tank, the outer layer will contain all the oil which would otherwise risk contaminating the local area.

 

Integrally bunded tanks are the most popular kind of secondary containment. The alternative involves constructing a bund from masonry or concrete which is inconvenient, costly and makes a time-consuming installation. All of our diesel tanks are integrally bunded.

 

All of our bunded fuel tanks are fitted with submersible pumping units, consisting of a pump, flowmeter, a delivery hose and automatic shut-off nozzle, filtration and gauge.

 

Larger capacities also come complete with bund and overfill devices, and a lockable security cabinet containing any relevant equipment. We can produce a bespoke tank on request and our bunded diesel and fuel tank solutions come in capacities of 1,350 litres to 15,000 litres, or up to 100,000 litres with interlinking.

 

All of these tanks come complete and ready to use; all that is required is a hard, flat concrete base and your final electrical connection.

 

You can also check out An Expert Guide to Diesel Storage for information, advice and industry insights covering everything from the types of tanks, storage regulations, how to get the best price on fuel and preventing fuel theft.

 

WHAT SIZE DIESEL TANK DO I NEED?

We recommend buying the maximum capacity tank you can to reduce the chance of running out of fuel, minimise the frequency of tank refills and to enable you to purchase your diesel at the best possible price.

 

As a guide, we recommend the following capacities for different industries and company sizes:

DOMESTIC DIESEL STORAGE REGULATIONS

In England, oil stored in containers with a capacity under 3,501 litres used for domestic applications aren’t required to have a secondary containment unless they are sited in locations where oil spills can reach public water sources. This includes:

 

  • Where oil spills could run over hard ground and reach coastal waters, inland fresh waters or a drinking water source.

 

  • Where oil spills could run into an open drain or a loose manhole cover.

 

  • Where the tank vent pipes cannot be seen when the tank’s being filled, for example, because the delivery tanker is parked too far away.

 

  • Within 10 metres of coastal waters or inland fresh waters like lakes or streams.

 

  • Within 50 metres of a drinking water source, for example, wells, boreholes or springs.

 

 

While in these circumstances a bund isn’t compulsory, we still recommend bunding all tanks as good environmental practice. Additionally, when you install a single skin tank you face the risk of regulation updates making your tank no longer compliant.

 

COMMERCIAL DIESEL STORAGE REGULATIONS

Commercial oil storage regulations must be followed if your business (including marinas and public sector premises) stores oil in a tank with a capacity of 201 litres or higher, or if your domestic premises stores oil in a tank with a capacity over 3,500 litres.

 

Regulations state that all commercial diesel tanks must be bunded.

 

AGRICULTURAL DIESEL STORAGE REGULATIONS

Diesel stored for agricultural usage follows slightly different rules in England. Diesel storage containers with a capacity over 1,500 litres must be bunded. Additionally, no part of the oil storage installation – including yard drains, dry ditches and land drains – can be within 10 meters of inland or coastal waters.

 

DO I NEED A BUNDED OIL TANK?

GUARANTEE

Our tanks have a 10 year guarantee on the inner tank and bund, with all parts carrying a 12 month guarantee. We would recommend regular maintenance of your tank via our service maintenance package to extend the tank’s useful life.

 

DELIVERY

Tuffa Tanks are generally built to order. We can arrange delivery to sites across the UK, or tanks can be collected from our factory in Uttoxeter.

 

Stock tanks available with next day delivery – call us for current stock levels. Current build times are as follows:

 

Plastic tanksSmall standard tanks (up to 2500 litres): 7-10 days
Large standard tanks (over 2500 litres): 2-3 weeks
Steel tanksSmall standard tanks (up to 2300 litres): 4-6 weeks
Large standard tanks (over 2300 litres): 8-10 weeks

 

MANUFACTURING AND QUALITY STANDARDS

All diesel tanks should meet British Standards and trade association standards. At a minimum, tanks need to comply with BS EN ISO 9001, should be made of a material suitable for the oil stored with sufficient strength to ensure it won’t burst or leak with ordinary use and are expected to last at least 20 years with proper maintenance. Rotationally moulded polyethylene tanks must also meet BS EN 13341 standards and be CE marked to indicate conformity with health, safety and environmental protection standards. Steel tanks must meet BS 799 standards. Your manufacturer, supplier, or installer should advise you on whether a tank meets these standards.

 

For any enquiries contact our sales team on 01889 567700 or use the online enquiry form on the Contact page.