Fuel Tanks - Our range explained

Fuel Storage tanks are essential components of any facility or operation that requires a steady supply of fuel. These thanks are designed to store various types of fuel, such as gasoline, diesel, or aviation fuel, in a safe and efficient manner.

One of the key considerations when it comes to fuel storage tanks is their size. Tank sizes can vary greatly depending on the specific requirements of the facility or operation, larger tanks are often used for industrial purposes or at fuel distribution centres, while smaller tanks are commonly found at gas stations or for residential use.

To ensure the safety and integrity of fuel storage tanks, they are often equipped with various features. These may include emergency venting systems, overfill protection devices, and leak detection systems. Emergency venting systems allow excess pressure to be safely released from the tank, preventing potential explosions. Overfill protection devices help prevent the tank from overfilling, which can lead to spills and environmental hazards. Leak detection systems are crucial in identifying any leks or cracks in the tank, allowing for prompt repairs and preventing fuel loss.

Oil Tanks

Oil tanks can either be single skinned or bunded (double skinned). This means that the tank either has one layer of plastic between the environment and the holding liquid (singe skin) or it has a tank within a tank - inner tank holds the liquid and the tank surrounding the inner tank, has enough capacity to capture any leaks or spillages - roughly 110% of the volume from the inner tank.

For domestic premises you need to carry out an oil storage risk assessment (this can be obtained from OFTEC - form TI/133D). In brief a Bund is required in domestic situations if...


  • You are storing over 2500 litres.
  • Your tank is near an open drain or loose fitting manhole.
  • Your tank is within 10m of controlled water such as a river, stream etc.
  • Your tank is located where any spillage could travel over hard ground to reach controlled water.
  • Your tank is located within 50m of a borehole, spring or well.
  • Your tank vent is not visible from the fill point. (Such as an extended fill point)
  • Your oil use is for a building other than a single family dwelling.
  • Any other unique hazards to your site.
  • Please refer to the Oftec information guide: https://www.oftec.co.uk/consumers/off-gas-grid-guides/home-guide-to-domestic-liquid-fuel-storage-up-to-3500-litres


Oil Tanks

Diesel Tanks
Diesel Tanks

Diesel Tanks, also known as diesel fuel storage tanks, are specifically designed to store diesel fuel for various applications. Diesel fuel is widely used in transportation, construction, agricultural and industrial sectors, making diesel tanks an essential component in these industries.

Similar to other fuel storage tanks, diesel tanks are available in various sizes to meet different fuel storage needs. They can range from small tanks for residential use or backup power generators to large tanks used in commercial or industrial settings. The size of the tank depends on factors such as the fuel consumption rate, storage capacity requirements, and available space.

Like the oil tanks, being a bunded tank this would be compliant with local environmental requirement for storing diesel on a commercial site and does not require any certification like you would for petroleum tanks.

HVO Tanks

HVO tanks, also known as Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil Tanks, are specifically designed to store and dispense HVO fuel. HVO is a renewable diesel fuel made from waste or vegetable oils through a hydrotreating process that removes impurities and improved fuel quality.

HVO tanks are similar to Diesel and Oil tanks in terms of their design and functionality. They are available in various sizes and materials, to meet different storage capacity requirements and environmental conditions. These tanks are specifically designed to store HVO fuel safely and efficiently.

HVO tanks are becoming increasingly popular due to the environmental benefits associated with HVO fuel. HVO is a renewable and low-carbon alternative to conventional diesel fuel, making it a more sustainable option for various applications. By using HVO tanks, industries can reduce their carbon footprint and contribute to a greener future.