Fire Protected Oil Tanks

Fire Protected Oil Storage Tanks

If you are looking for fire protected oil tanks, you have come to the right place. All of our fire protected oil tanks are bunded and fitted with a unique material. This material offers 30 to 60 minutes of fire protection and it’s fitted around the inner tank during the manufacturing process. Thanks to this material, our fire protected oil tanks are LABC certified. You will find fire protected oil tank installation to be quick, easy and there’s no need for any additional fire barriers.

All of our fire protected oil tanks offer at least 30 minutes of fire protection, which is what’s needed in order to place an oil tank within 1.8m of any building that isn’t fire rated. You will still comply with building regulations when using a fire protected oil tank. If you are placing the fire protected oil tank in an outbuilding or garage, 60 minutes of fire protection is what we recommend. This is helpful if you are working with limited space or if you want the tank to be hidden. In the unlikely event of a fire, our fire protected oil tanks offer a high level of protection. This gives you the chance to evacuate the building and deal with the fire before it comes into contact with fuel.

Our range of fire protected oil tanks come with a secondary containment/bund. They are available in plastic or steel, ranging from 900 litres to 90,000 litres. You can also choose from a range of smaller fire protected oil tanks, ranging from 1,350 to 2,500 litres. These are some of the only lightweight tanks offering fire protection. Each of our fire protected oil tanks is lightweight, affordable and durable. They are UV stabilised, corrosion resistant and recyclable. You can invest in a fire protected oil tank, knowing they have a lifespan of 20 years.

If you are replacing an existing fire protected oil tank, you can take advantage of our bespoke options. We can manufacture fire protected oil tanks to meet specific dimensions. If you choose a steel fire protected oil tank, you will benefit from a great investment as they have a lifespan of 30 years.

Choosing an Oil Tank Size

You can view all of our plastic oil tanks as a long term investment, as they are built to last. By buying a tank with a large capacity, you can save money on kerosene. Though the initial tank cost will be more, you can save money in the long run by bulk buying kerosene. The price of kerosene often changes, but a larger tank allows you to stock up when prices are low. You can take advantage of offers, deals and savings.

A large plastic oil tank also means you don’t need to refuel it as often, which can reduce the cost of deliveries. It also reduces the chances of you running out of fuel completely. Over the course of the tank’s lifespan, these savings really do add up. It’s a good idea to opt for the highest steel oil tank capacity within your budget and space.

Oil Tank Guarantee

All of our plastic oil tanks come with a 10 year guarantee when registered, and a one year guarantee on ancillary goods. You will also receive a three month guarantee on hoses and pipes. To extend the lifespan of your plastic oil tank, carry out regular maintenance and checks.

Fire Protected Oil Tank Delivery

Our tanks are built to order and they can be delivered to any site in the UK or elsewhere. You can also collect tanks from our factory in Uttoxeter. Currently, our oil tanks are available with next day delivery. Simply contact us to find out more about stock levels.

Small Standard Plastic Tanks (up to 2500 litres): 7 - 10 Days

Large Standard Plastic Tanks (over 2500 litres): 2 - 3 weeks

Small Standard Tanks (up to 2300 litres): 4 - 6 Weeks

Large Standard Tanks (over 2300 litres): 8 - 10 Weeks

In order to comply with Local Authority Building Control, all oil tanks must be signed off by a competent person. We recommend using members of the Association of Plumbing & Heating Contractors (APHC), they can install the tank and ensure it meets all regulations.

Requirements and Regulations for Storing Oil

There are a number of legal requirements in England for storing oil, dictated by the Control of Pollution Regulations (Oil Storage) (England) Regulations 2001.

● Oil tanks with a capacity larger than 3,500 litres must have a bund.

● Oil tanks located in an area where spills risk polluting groundwater must have a bund.

● All oil tanks must have a life expectancy of 20 years or more.

● All oil tanks must be made using a suitable material for storing oil.

● All ancillary equipment must be placed within the secondary containment system.

● When it’s not practical to observe the pipe or tank, automatic overfill prevention devices must be used.

Oil Tanks in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland

There’s a large focus on protecting the environment and this means that regulations in Wales are becoming increasingly strict. Any oil tank in Wales with a capacity of more than 200 litres must be bunded. In Scotland, any oil tank with a capacity of more than 2,500 litres must be bunded. In Northern Ireland, it’s the same secondary containment requirements as England and all tanks with a capacity of more than 3,500 liters must be bunded.

Oil Tank Building Regulations

Any oil tanks connected to combustion devices - such as central heating systems and ovens - must comply with strict building regulations. These dictate how far the oil tank must be from boundaries which are not fire rated. All oil tanks must be…

● At least 1.8m away from any non fire rated structure, such as buildings and windows.

● A least 0.76m away from non fire rated boundaries, such as a fence.

● At least 0.6m away from any screening, such as foliage or trellis.

● Placed on a hardcore base that’s at least 50mm thick.

All of our fire protected oil tanks are bunded, which means that they comply with oil tank regulations for storage. Our entire fire protected oil tank range is LABC certified, which means tanks can be lawfully placed within close proximity to buildings and in some areas that would be restricted otherwise.