Bunded Tanks

Are you looking to or need to store oil, fuel or collect waste oil on your premises?  For example, you might need to:

  • Store fuel or oil for a back-up generator,
  • Your house might not be on the electrical grid and you need a fuel powered electricity generator
  • You might have some industrial (or even large commercial) equipment that needs to be run by a fuel powered generator or lubricated by lubricant oil
  • Food manufacturers and fast food restaurants need somewhere to store waste cooking oil

If you have to store oil (such as heating, kerosene, diesel, lubricant, engine or waste oils) or fuel on your premises then you need to do so in a bunded tank.

But What is a Bunded Tank?

A bunded tank is a storage tank with a double skinned wall to prevent leakage if the inner wall ruptures.  In other words, your fuel or oil is stored in a primary container which sits in a larger, sealed secondary tank.  So if the primary container leaks or ruptures then the fuel is contained by the outer wall of the bunded tank until the needed corrective measures can be taken.

This design prevents oil and fuel (or other flammable substances) from spilling out into and polluting or damaging the environment.  This double wall approach is particularly vital for flammable liquids, such as oil and fuel, as an uncontained leak could cause a major fire or explosion.

It is a legal requirement that oil and fuel is stored in a bunded tank which can hold 110% of the contents of the primary tank.  This means that even if the whole primary tank where to drain out it could still all be contained by the secondary skin of the bunded tank.

There are numerous types of bunded tanks including:

1. Bunded Oli Tanks - These have been specifically designed to meet Oil Storage Regulations for the secure storage and the dispensing of oil.

2. Bunded waste oil tanks- These secure tanks have been designed for the safe storage of waste oil.  They are ideal for engineering, vehicle servicing and food processing industries.

3. Bunded Fuel Tanks- These tanks have been tailor-made to store and dispense fuel while meeting the Oil Storage and Control of Pollution Regulations

Bunded tanks are manufactured in two materials:


Steel Bunded Oil Tanks


These are highly secure and have been designed for use in even the harshest environments.  We offer capacities up to 60,000 liters as standard and can even design and manufacture steel tanks to suit your exact requirements.


Polyethylene (Plastic) Bunded Oil Tanks


These tanks are corrosion free and require minimal maintenance.  We manufacture these tanks with capacities from 333-3,300 liters.

We fit all our bunds with a top suction point.  This allows a pump to be fitted, enabling controlled and safe removal of any contents in accordance with the “Waste Management licensing Regulations”.

You will be pleased to know that all of our products are manufactured to exacting standards at our purpose built factory in North Yorkshire.  Our product range also includes cable drums, drip trays and fuel cabinets.

To find out more about our products, or to speak with a member of our friendly and experienced team then please call us today on 01748 835276. Alternatively, you can send us your enquiry online via our contact form.

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