Domestic Oil Tanks
We manufacture oil tanks in steel and plastic and either single skin or bunded. Our steel domestic oil tanks are available in capacities from 900-2,300. Our plastic domestic oil tanks come in capacities from 1,350 to 2,500 litres available with a bund or single skin. We also manufacture domestic tanks for storing rainwater and other liquids.
Domestic Oil Tanks Regulations
Oil Storage Regulations and Environmental Agency guidelines regarding domestic oil tank installations require oil tanks to be ‘bunded’ if they are in a close proximity to water sources, or are above a certain capacity depending upon the country. A bund is a secondary containment able to hold at least 110% of the tanks contents and are a failsafe in the event of a spill or oil leak. Our bunded tanks are ‘integrally bunded’ meaning they have a primary tank which carries the oil and a ‘bund’ which is a secondary tank covering the inner tank. Oil tanks must be bunded if they are in close proximity to water sources, or if they above a certain capacity depending upon the country they are installed in. For more information check out our Expert Guide to Heating Oil Tanks where you can also find tips on lowering the price you pay on kerosene and more.
Domestic Oil Tanks Installation Regulations
Additionally, domestic oil storage regulations specify where a conventional oil tank can be installed, briefly:
- At least 1.8m from a non-fire rated building or structure.
- At least 760mm from a non-fire rated boundary.
- At least 1.8m from non-fire rated eaves.
- Not within a close proximity to a balanced flue.
However, Tuffa Tanks manufactures a unique Fire Protected Oil Tank which is integrally fitted with a fire rated material. These tanks are fully compliant, meet Local Authority Building Control (LABC) standards and importantly enables you to locate your domestic oil tank as close as 300mm away from a building or boundary, and even within a garage or out-building. These are perfect for replacing oil incompliant tanks with a compliant tank in the same location, or for ‘hiding’ your oil tank within the garden. Find out more in our Expert Guide to Fire Rated Oil Tanks.
Domestic Heating Storage Oil Tank Manufacturing and Quality Standards
All domestic heating oil storage tanks should meet British Standards and trade association standards. At a minimum, tanks need to comply with BS EN ISO 9001. Rotationally moulded polyethylene (plastic) 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.