Our 1400 litre (307 gallons) bunded oil storage tank offers a cost-effective solution for domestic properties, commercial premises and agricultural environments. The bunded composition allows for the safe, secure...Full description
Our 1400 litre (307 gallons) bunded oil storage tank offers a cost-effective solution for domestic properties, commercial premises and agricultural environments. The bunded composition allows for the safe, secure and environmentally-conscious storage of heating oil.
A bunded tank design is essentially a tank within a tank. Fuel is contained within the inner tank, while the outer tank acts as a protective shell. This means that in the event of an oil spill, your heating oil will gather in the outer tank, preventing it from leaking into the surrounding area and therefore avoiding a costly environmental clean-up operation.
The bund holds a minimum 110% volume of the inner tank while the strong, protective layer provided by the bund makes the tank stronger for reliable oil storage as well as inhibiting the build-up of rainwater and debris.
Users will benefit from the float level gauge which denotes the fuel level along with a secondary measure of the fuel quantity in the clear inner tank. The lockable hinged flap lid affords easy access to the tank and provides an additional security element.
The tank comes with a ten year warranty and is manufactured in the UK from a premium grade of Medium Density Polyethylene (MDPE) which is recyclable, rust resistant and UV stabilised.
Watchman Sonic Electronic Remote Monitoring Contents Gauge
Quick and simple to install, this industry recognised remote oil level monitor continuously measures the amount of fuel in your oil storage tank and wirelessly transmits the reading to an indoors receiver meaning you don’t have to go out in the cold to establish your fuel level. When the level is below 10 per cent, the fuel dispensing pump symbol appears on the receiver as a reminder to order more oil.
All Bunded Oil Tanks are fully compliant with all applicable requirements contained within The Control of Pollution (Oil Storage) (England) Regulations 2001, The Water Environment (Oil Storage) (Scotland) Regulations 2006 and comparable requirements throughout the United Kingdom.
Unsuitable for the storage of fuel for supply to vehicles and / or plant equipment via gravity fed fuel delivery systems incorporating a flexible hose and trigger nozzle.
Please note that all Bunded Oil Tanks should only be installed by a suitably competent person e.g. an OFTEC Registered Oil Tank Installation Technician in accordance with supplied instructions and statutory requirements. To find your local OFTEC Registered Oil Tank Technician, please click here.
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.
What materials are used in their construction?
Tuffa tanks are manufactured in the UK from tough, UV stabilised and recyclable polyethylene. This has excellent chemical and impact resistance properties, making it ideal for external fuel storage.
When installed, how is the tank filled with oil?
Each Tuffa Bunded Oil Tank is supplied with a 2″ BSP Fill Connection with cap and chain. 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?
Tanks in this range come fitted with either a float level gauge or Watchman Sonic Electronic Gauge. All tanks supplied with a float level gauge can be upgraded to a Watchman Sonic gauge.
The float level gauge uses a float connected to a level display which indicates the fuel level along with a secondary measure of the fuel quantity in the clear inner tank.
The Watchman Sonic gauge uses a tank mounted transmitter which wirelessly transmits the reading to an indoors receiver meaning you don’t have to go out in the cold to establish your fuel level.