We recommend that a OFTEC risk assessment should be carried out by a suitable qualified engineer with OFTEC registration to establish what type of tank you require.
As a guideline if the following apply then a bunded oil tank is recommended:

  • Tank capacity in excess of 2500 litres
  • Tank location within 10metres of controlled water
  • location of tank is where a spillage could run into an open drain.
  • where supply is to a building other than a single-family dwelling
Titan Heating EcoSafe Bunded Oil Tanks are fitted with a double wall (tank within a tank). The inside tank stores the oil and the outer tank acts as the Bund which prevents oil from escaping. If there is a spill or leak from the inner tank contained in the outer tank so avoiding pollution to nearby environment.Half Section Bunded Oil Tank
The tank should be situated 1.8 metres from a dwelling and 760mm from a boundary wall or fence. If your oil tank needs closer than the recommended guide line then a 30 minute firewall is required. Your Local Authority Building Control can provide further advice. Titan oil tanks are only suitable for above-ground installations only.
All oil storage serving outlets other than single family dwellings are required to be bunded Environment Agency Regulations. Larger Titan oil tanks are recommended for commercial heating oil. Bunds can be built but we recommend integrally bunded tanks

Your Heating Oil Storage Tank must be completely supported on the correct surface to ensure safety and compliance with Otec regulations.

The Base for all plastic oil tanks must be:

  • Flat & Level
  • Non-combustible material
  • Extends 300mm around the footprint of the tank

If concrete slabs are used they should be a minimum of 50mm thick. Brick or Concrete Pillars can be used to raise the height of the tank but they must be supported by reinforced concrete lintels with Concrete Paving Slabs spanning the length, still allowing for the 300mm space around the footprint of the tank.

We recommend yearly inspection by an OFTEC registered engineer.

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