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Who do the oil storage regulations affect?
If you store more than 200 litres of oil above ground (in one or more containers) at an industrial, commercial or institutional site, then these regulations will affect you. They cover factories, shops, offices, hotels, schools, public sector buildings and hospitals. The regulations apply only in England.
Which types of oil are covered?
All types of oil, with the exception of waste oil, are covered by these regulations, including petrol, diesel, vegetable, synthetic and mineral oil. Waste oil storage is covered by the Waste Management Licensing Regulations. It is important to note that in the case of flammable liquids, such as petrol, additional health and safety requirements may also apply.
What are the standards?
Tanks, drums or other containers must be strong enough to hold the oil without leaking or bursting.
If possible, the oil container must be positioned away from any vehicle traffic to avoid damage from collision.
A bund or drip tray must be provided to catch any oil leaks from the container or its ancillary pipework and equipment.
The bund must be sufficient to contain 110% of the maximum contents of the oil container.
Where more than one container is stored, the bund should be capable of storing 110% of the largest tank or 25% of the total storage capacity, whichever is the greater.
The bund base and walls must be impermeable to water and oil and checked regularly for leaks.
Any valve, filter, sight gauge, vent pipe or other ancillary equipment must be kept within the bund when not in use.
No drainage valve may be fitted to the bund for the purpose of draining out rainwater.
Above-ground pipework should be properly supported.
Underground pipework should be protected from physical damage and have adequate leakage detection. If mechanical joints must be used, they should be readily accessible for inspection.
A number of other detailed requirements are included in the regulations, such as the positioning of sight gauges, fill points, vent pipes and other ancillary equipment.
The regulations do not apply to:
- Waste oil
- Premises used wholly or mainly as a single private dwelling where less than 3500 litres are stored
- Premises used for refining oil or its onward distribution
- Any oil stored in a building or wholly underground
- Farms - the storage of agricultural fuel oil on farms is subject to the Control of Pollution, Silage, Slurry and agricultural Fuel Oil Regulations 1991, which set comparable standards.
Bunded Fuel Tanks
Used to store heating oil, diesel, kerosene and some chemicals. these bunded tanks contain 110% capacity bunds of the inner tank volume.
All bunded storage tanks are OFTEC certified and comply with the latest Environment Agency regulations. All bunded tanks are manufactured from high grade polyethylene and are supplied with moulded in fittings.
All bunded tanks are available with either:
All bunded tanks come with
‘B1' type bunds Also come with
- 1” female bsp outlet.
Bunded Fuel Station Tanks
The fuel delivery range of fuel storage and dispensing units is designed to accommodate the needs of the commercial company with its own transport and the farm industry where fuel is stored on-site.
The new regulations insist that fuels dispensing units are now bunded. The range of delivery units meet and exceed these regulations offering the perfect solution.
The units come with versatility in mind and can have a choice of four different pumps.
Fuel Delivery Units
Waste Oil Tanks
An Excellent and low cost way to store your waste oil in small to medium size applications