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Why choose a bunded fuel tank?

Steel Bunded Fuel Tank

If you are considering storing fuel on either a domestic or commercial property then you will need to be aware of the current legal restrictions that are in situ. To be compliant with the Oil Storage Regulations 2001 any storage of fuel that exceeds 200 litres will have to be kept in a bunded fuel tank, while for domestic properties the limit is 3,500. The “bund”, or secondary containment system also has to adhere to strict guidelines, for instance, the capacity of the bund must not be less than 110% of the outer containers capacity. This essentially means that any fuel that is leaked from the primary container will be safely stored within the “bund”.

Apart from the obvious issues surrounding compliance with regulations there are two main reasons why selecting a bunded fuel tank would be the wisest course of action for storing fuel. Firstly, it minimises the amount of waste that is likely to occur from fuel being dispensed, and secondly, it reduces greatly the potential for fuel spillage which can have undesirable effects upon the environment and can ultimately lead to a criminal prosecution.

At Yellowshield, we have a large range of both steel and plastic bunded fuel tanks and a team of industry experienced professionals ready to offer any advice you may seek. We can offer bespoke designs on all of our tanks with a comprehensive range of accessories available to allow you to customise a tank to your requirements.

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