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Plastic Oil Tanks

Plastic Oil Storage Tanks

We have a wide range of plastic oil tanks including single skin, bunded and those with fire protection. Our smaller plastic oil tanks range from 1,350 litres to 2,500 litres in capacity, and they offer complete integrally fitted fire protection. Our bunded plastic oil tanks go up to 15,000 litres in capacity. At the moment, we are also developing a new plastic oil tank with a lower capacity of around 1,000 litres. This is slimline and ideal for domestic use, or use by small businesses. All of our plastic oil tanks are durable, corrosion resistant and UV stablised. This makes them ideal for storing oils and liquids. They are also affordable compared to our steel range, which is ideal if you are on a budget. We create all of our plastic oil tanks in a way that’s rotational moulded in one piece. This boosts the strength of the tank.

Plastic Oil Tanks v. Steel Heating Oil Tanks

There are benefits to both plastic oil tanks and steel heating oil tanks, which means that you can’t go wrong with either. Though steel heating oil tanks have a life expectancy of over 30 years and they can be manufactured with specific dimensions in mind, plastic oil tanks are a lot more affordable. If you want to replace an existing tank with a tank of the same size, steel is a good option. However, plastic oil tanks are lighter and easier to move. They are equally durable, though plastic oil tanks do have a slightly reduced lifespace of 20 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 our single skin plastic tanks come with a two year guarantee when registered. You will also receive a one year guarantee on ancillary goods. To extend the lifespan of your plastic oil tank, carry out regular maintenance and checks.

Oil Tank Delivery

Our plastic tanks are built to order and they can be delivered to any site in the UK or elsewhere. You can also collect oil tanks from our factory in Uttoxeter. Currently, our plastic 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

In order to comply with Local Authority Building Control, all steel 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.