Oil Tanks - FAQ
What is a bunded oil tank?
A bunded tank uses a "tank within a tank" design. The inner tank is used to store the oil which is then enclosed in a secondary container which acts as the bund. The bund will protect your oil in the event of the inner tank splitting and has the ability to hold 110% of the inner tank's contents. They are considered to be the safest way to store heating oil and have become the industry standard with OFTEC installers.
How are your tanks manufactured and what materials are used in their construction?
Our tanks are manufactured in the UK using a process called rotational moulding. This process is a tried and tested construction method which creates consistently strong and durable tanks. The tanks are manufactured using Medium Density Polyethylene (MDPE) which has excellent chemical and impact resistance properties, making it ideal for external fuel storage. Each tank has a high-quality steel inlet and outlet installed to provide years of trouble-free use.
When installed, how is the tank filled with oil?
Each tank is supplied with a 2” BSP Atkinson fill point. This is an industry standard inlet size which all oil suppliers will be able to use to fill your tank. When your oil supplier arrives at your location, they will simply connect their fill pipe to this inlet and dispense the oil into your tank. It provides a safe and secure fill point for your tank.
How can I check and monitor the amount of oil in the tank?
We can supply our tanks with a fill level gauge to allow you to check and monitor the amount of oil in the tank. We offer x2 options; a mechanical clock gauge and an electronic gauge.
The clock gauge is a simple and reliable fill level device which uses a float connected to a level display to indicate the amount of oil left in the tank.
The electronic gauge uses a tank mounted transmitter which relays the level data to a remote receiver. The benefits of this are that you can check the level of your tank remotely from the comfort of your home.