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Product Guides

Here you will find a variety of comprehensive product guides that highlight key differences and factors which need to be considered when purchasing one of our water tanks or Intermediate Bulk Containers (IBCs). Our General Information guides also include helpful advice to ensure you get the most out of the products that we supply.

Within the categories below you can find an array of information on our products.

IBC Guides

Our IBCs are a cost-effective solution for the safe storage and transportation of liquids, fluids and chemicals. These guides provide answers to common questions about our IBCs, fittings and adaptors.

IBC uses & applications - What can an IBC be used for?

A look into the wide variety of bulk storage and transportation uses for liquids, granules and powders that IBCs (Intermediate Bulk Containers) provide.

Choosing the right IBC - New, Reconditioned or Rebottled?

Exploring the defining properties, features and common uses of New, Reconditioned and Rebottled IBCs, and the recommended IBC type for different industries.

A short guide to IBC fittings & adaptors

A guide to the uses and properties of the wide range of IBC fittings and accessories available to buy online from Direct Water Tanks, including Lids, Vents and Adaptors.

IBC pallets - What's the difference?

Helpful information on the differences between Wooden, Steel, Plastic and Combination IBC pallets, and how to make the right choice for your intended use and industry.

Rainwater Harvesting

This section covers the benefits of our rainwater harvesting systems, their design and installation.

General Information

These guides include helpful advice to ensure you get the most out of the products that we supply.

50,000 Litre Tank Installation - Case Study

In February 2014, we completed a full supply and installation service for a 50,000 litre coated galvanised steel tank in Dunblane, Scotland.

Oil Tank Installation - OFTEC Requirements

Ensure your oil tank installation complies with OFTEC guidelines around tank location, base and ground support, and fire separation distances by following this helpful guide.

Potable or Non-Potable - What's the difference?

Advice on the difference between Potable and Non-Potable water tanks, and how to ensure you purchase the right classification of tank for your intended use.

How to clean & maintain your water tank

A guide to our recommended process of cleaning and disinfecting your water tank, with the purpose of preventing the build-up of surface dirt and harmful bacteria.

Frequently Asked Questions

We have compiled a collection of the most often asked questions from customers.

Pumps

Useful information on our pumps that are suitable for a diverse range of applications including pumping water in or out of an IBC, potable water distribution, irrigation of crops and watering for livestock.

Recent Product Guides

What Type of Pump Do I Need?

An in-depth look at the different types of pumps that we supply. This guide includes information on their common applications and fluid compatibility to ensure you choose the most efficient pump for your needs.

IBC uses & applications - What can an IBC be used for?

A look into the wide variety of bulk storage and transportation uses for liquids, granules and powders that IBCs (Intermediate Bulk Containers) provide.

50,000 Litre Tank Installation - Case Study

In February 2014, we completed a full supply and installation service for a 50,000 litre coated galvanised steel tank in Dunblane, Scotland.

Oil Tanks - FAQ

“How can I fill the tank with oil?” “How are your tanks manufactured?” and your other frequently asked questions regarding our range of Bunded Oil Tanks.

Oil Tank Installation - OFTEC Requirements

Ensure your oil tank installation complies with OFTEC guidelines around tank location, base and ground support, and fire separation distances by following this helpful guide.

GRP Tanks - FAQ

Common questions about our GRP Tanks, including “What does GRP stand for?” and “Are GRP Tanks suitable for storing drinking water?”

Water Bowsers - FAQ

“What is a Water Bowser?” “What weight can I legally tow?” and other common questions around our range of towable Water Bowsers

Baffled Water Tanks - FAQ

Frequent questions regarding our Baffled Water Tanks, including “What is a Baffled Water Tank?” and “What size Baffled Water Tank should I choose?”

Underground Tanks - FAQ

“How deep can I bury my water tank?” “Can I drive over my tank once it is installed?” and your other Underground Tanks questions.

Potable or Non-Potable - What's the difference?

Advice on the difference between Potable and Non-Potable water tanks, and how to ensure you purchase the right classification of tank for your intended use.

Choosing the right IBC - New, Reconditioned or Rebottled?

Exploring the defining properties, features and common uses of New, Reconditioned and Rebottled IBCs, and the recommended IBC type for different industries.

A short guide to IBC fittings & adaptors

A guide to the uses and properties of the wide range of IBC fittings and accessories available to buy online from Direct Water Tanks, including Lids, Vents and Adaptors.