Benefits of Bunded Fuel Tanks

Benefits of Bunded Fuel Tanks

Bunded fuel tanks are one of the most common ways to store and transport hazardous chemicals and other liquids on-site safely. Whether you use heating oil at home and need to store it on your property or work in an industry that requires fuel on site to power vehicles and equipment, bunded fuel tanks serve many benefits.

  • Stops fuel theft
  • The price of fuel means that fuel theft is a growing concern. One of the main benefits of fuel tanks is their dual protection against theft and tampering, making them very strong and robust meaning it is extremely hard if not impossible to syphon fuel from.

  • Prevent leaks, spillages and harm to environment 
  • With a single skin tank corrosion can occur over time if the tank isn't properly maintained leading to leaks. However, the bunded design protects against this - if the inner tank fails then the fuel will be collected into the outer layer and won’t leak into the surrounding area. This in turn, protects the environment as the toxic chemicals could cause tremendous harm to habitats, water systems, wildlife and even to other people.

  • They help meet safety regulations
  • Storing fuel on site means meeting a few strict rules and regulations. Choosing a bunded fuel tank ensures you're adhering to the rules and there's no risk of receiving any fines. They can sometimes also reduce the cost of your insurance as they are reliable and relatively risk-free compared to regular tanks.

  • Minimise waste and saves money 
  • Fuel is expensive and waste causes households and businesses a lot more money than necessary. The double wall construction acts as a safeguard to fuel spills, leaks or overflows which would usually be lost; hence minimising waste and saving money.

  • Healthy and safety 
  • Hazardous and toxic leaks are not only harmful to the environment but can also cause risk to the health and well-being of your workforce. Should there be an incident with the outer layer of your bunded fuel tank its contents are still protected by the robust and extraordinarily strong second layer.

    How can we help?

    At Cotterills, we supply various bunded tanks ranging in sizes from 1,400 litres to 5,000 litres. Get in touch today for more information and we’d be more than happy to help.