Oil Tank FAQ's

What is a Bunded Oil Tank?
A Bunded Oil Tank is a tank within a tank. The area surrounding the inner tank is called the bund. These types of oil storage tank are ideal for safely store domestic heating oil.

Why do I need a Bunded Oil Tank?
If you are storing oil within 10 meters a drain, water course or place of natural beauty, you will need a Bunded Oil Tank. Most insurance companies require you to have a bunded oil tank apposed to a single skin tank. Pending on your location the environmental agency may also ask you to install a Bunded Oil Tank.

How close can I have an oil tank to my house?
Any oil tank must be a minimum of 1800mm (1.8meters) away from any type of property.

Can just fit a pump and start dispensing from my oil tank?
No. If you need to dispense fuel in to cars, tractors etc, you will need a Fuel Dispenser, where all the fittings including the pump and hose are locked away.

What thickness of a concreate base would i need for a oil tank?
A minmium of 50mm (5cm) would be enough to hold a standard domestic oil tank. If you are ordering a large oil tank we would recommend at least a 150mm base.

What is Qual Oil Pipe?
This plastic oil pipe that you can use to feed from the oil tank to your oil fired boiler.

Which is the best value for money oil tanks?
All the Ecosure oil tanks are very competitve on prices and have better delivery service than the other oil tanks.

Can my local plumber install my oil tank?
Yes providing they are Oftec regiestered.

What oils/chemicals can I store in a bunded oil tank?
Here are the oil's and chemicals that can be stored in the oil tanks we suppply:

  • Oil for domestic heating boilers

  • Kerosene (C1/C2)

  • Agricultural Fuel Oil (A2)

  • Diesel

  • BioDiesel blends manufactured in accordance with the requirements of British Standard BS EN14214 / Irish Standard IS EN14214 not greater than B5 i.e. BioDiesel with a bio-element not exceeding 5% concentration



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