HVO Fuel Tanks

We manufacture HVO fuel tanks which are suitable for storing and dispensing HVO and HVO diesel blends. Our plastic bunded HVO tanks are cost-effective, extremely durable and available in capacities from 1,350 to 15,000 litres. Our steel bunded HVO tanks are strong, highly adaptable and available in capacities from 5,000 to 100,000 litres as standard.

HVO fuel tanks information

HVO (hydrotreated vegetable oil) is a fossil-free, second generation biofuel which derives entirely from waste products such as cooking oil and vegetable oil processing waste – unlike first generation which are made from fresh farm crops. The fuel is sustainable, confirmed by the ISCC (International Sustainability and Carbon Certificate) not to contribute to deforestation. Vitally, compared to regular diesel, HVO emits up to 90% fewer greenhouse gases. Our HVO fuel tanks are compatible with HVO and HVO/diesel blends.

 

HVO fuel tanks

We manufacture HVO fuel tanks for the storage and dispensing of hydrotreated vegetable oils. HVO storage fuel tanks are available for use with generators, existing dispensing equipment or for heating. Our dispensing tanks includes everything needed to store and dispense HVO directly into your vehicle or equipment – all that is required is a concrete base and electrical connection.

 

HVO fuel tanks

 

Plastic bunded tanks for HVO are available in capacities from 1,350 to 15,000 litres with a 30,000 litre tank made possible by interlinking. Our steel fuel dispensing tanks are manufactured in standard capacities from 5,000 to 100,000 litres, or as little as 900 litres for simple storage tanks.

 

Can HVO replace diesel or be used as a HVO diesel blend?

HVO is a drop-in alternative to diesel and is often referred to as HVO biodiesel. The chemical compositions are near-identical which means that HVO can directly replace diesel or be used as a HVO diesel blend without modifying your vehicle or equipment. The properties of HVO means it is often more beneficial than vehicles and machinery than diesel.

 

What are the benefits of HVO fuel?

There are many benefits of using HVO compared to regular diesel and other biodiesels, including:

– Reducing greenhouse gas emissions by nearly 90%

– Minimising your company’s carbon footprint and improving corporate social responsibility

– Compatible with existing machinery and supply chain

– Long shelf life of up to 10 years (compared to around 1 year for regular diesel) which makes HVO perfect for generators and UPS systems where storage is required long-term

– Excellent cold weather performance with a low cloud point of -32°C and freezing point of -40°C

– Reduced particulate production during combustion which can extend the useable life of engine oils

– As a vegetable oil, HVO is biodegradable and non-toxic so leaks and spills are less of a threat to the environment

 

Guarantee 

All of our bunded fuel 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

Although we hold some stock, Tuffa tanks are generally built to order and have the typical lead times*:

 

Plastic tanks      

 

Small standard tanks (up to 2500 litres): 2-3 weeks

Large standard tanks (over 2500 litres): 2-3 weeks

 

Steel tanks         

 

Small standard tanks (up to 2300 litres): 6-8 weeks

Large standard tanks (over 2300 litres): 8-10 weeks

Petrol tanks: 8-10 weeks

 

Manufacturing and quality standards

All diesel tanks should meet British Standards and trade association standards. Our HVO fuel tanks meet these strict standards too. 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 fuel tanks must meet BS 799 standards. Your manufacturer, supplier, or installer should advise you on whether a tank meets these standards.