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What to consider if I need a new tank

Selecting a tank

  • You need to select a tank of a size that will accommodate two fills per year

  • Top outlet bunded tanks offer the greatest environmental protection against
    oil escaping through leaks or being overfilled

  • As the owner, you should ensure that your new tank is installed to current building regulations by a competent installer, or your home insurance may not cover any loss

  • Oil tanks installation work should be done by a person registered with a competent
    persons scheme, i.e. OFTEC registered, or advice taken from your local authority
    building control department.

 What should I do with my old tank?

  • Ideally, a redundant tank should be emptied, removed from site by a licenced waste
    carrier and disposed of at a site licenced to take in hazardous waste.

  • Any redundant fill pipes should also be removed to avoid a fuel delivery driver inadvertently connecting on to it.

  • If it is not practical to remove a tank and associated fill pipework, the tank and fill pipe should be securely capped and labelled "DO NOT FILL".