Spills or leaks of diesel, oil and other fuels are dangerous, can have a serious environmental impact and could even land you in court. It is therefore vital to store fuel safely in robust and secure oil or diesel fuel tanks, ensuring full regulatory compliance and guarding against the risk of pollution. Here we will look at how to make sure your diesel or oil is stored safely all through the year.
With so many different oil storage tanks available, it can be hard to decide which is the right one for you. There are many questions to answer, such as whether you need a bunded fuel tank, and whether a steel or plastic tank would be a better option. Here we will look at some key points.
Choosing between a steel or a plastic fuel tank can be a difficult decision as there are so many factors to bear in mind.
At RPM Fuels we pride ourselves on providing a top-quality service at competitive prices – whether you want a plastic diesel tank, a steel tank with separate compartments, or any of our comprehensive range of fuel storage products. Here is our guide to the advantages and disadvantages of both steel and plastic tanks.
Avoiding dangerous or damaging fuel spillages is essential for businesses customers in today’s increasingly environmentally-conscious world.
RPM Fuels stocks a range of products, such as spill pallets, cleaning kits and bunded trays. Here we look at the types of items which are available and identify those which could be best suited to your needs, while meeting all the relevant safety regulations.
Every year there are more than 3,000 major oil and fuel spills – an average of more than eight per day – and those are just the ones we know about. Many more aren’t reported to the authorities.
At RPM Fuels, we are a leading supplier of oil storage tanks throughout the UK. Here, we look at the rules and regulations which currently apply in this area, what happens when the rules aren’t followed – and how our quality, competitively-priced products can help reduce the risk of costly spillages.
Bunded fuel storage tanks are used to store hazardous substances, such as domestic heating oil. They differ from other oil storage tanks, such as ‘single skin tanks’ because they have a secondary containment tank or ‘outside skin’ (also known as bunding). This means that if any oil leaks from the main storage tank, the fuel will still be safely contained within the exterior wall, or barrier, to prevent it spilling out onto the ground.
Plastic tanks can be used at homes and businesses and have a range of functions, from storing fuel oil to drinking water, depending on the type of tank required. Here, at RPM Fuels and Tanks, we sell a variety of makes and models of liquid storage tanks, from Carbery to Harlequin and Titan. This article looks at four uses of plastic storage tanks: