OFTEC is an independent body that accesses and certifies engineers as competent to work within the oil-fired heating and cooking sector. The body oversees the training and registration of technicians engaged in commissioning, servicing, installation and plant operation which uses oil fired equipment.
Business owners and homeowners can feel confident that all approved engineers will carry out all installations to the correct standards and that they also conform to the latest legislation. If you are considering new or replacement oil fired boilers, pipe work or tanks, you should ensure that your engineers are OFTEC approved.
OFTEC also publish downloadable guides oil tanks and feed pipes here.
This style of tank can cause problems for homeowners and businesses because even if it is regularly painted, hidden condensation on the inside can cause corrosion which can eventually cause leaks and these can be costly to clear up.
At Oil Tank Change we offer a wide choice of polyethylene tanks at competitive prices. A new polyethylene tank can provide complete peace of mind as it is virtually maintenance-free and will provide many years of trouble-free service.
There are many factors that may need to be considered before choosing the location of your oil tank.
Access – it needs to be easy for tankers to refill the tank.
Location – all tank installations are covered by safety legislation and building regulations which affects where a tank can be located. You need to consider proximity to boundaries and buildings (fire protection) and the size of the tank. As legislation is constantly being updated please contact us and we can advise you of the latest legislation you need to be aware of.
Many customers decide to relocate tanks to utilise space in a more effective way. New polyethylene tanks are available in an attractive green colour which helps them to blend into garden areas.
Using our specialist storage vehicle we are able to store oil whilst the relocation is underway or we can simply transfer the fuel from one tank to another.
There are lots of different sorts and sizes of tanks available. Our experienced team can help you to choose the right sort for your home or business. We may need to do a full survey before offering advice and in certain cases a risk assessment from a third party body may be required.
Our tanks are made of high quality steel or tough polyethylene plastic to provide many years of trouble free use.
Single skin tanks (non-bunded) are moulded or fabricated containers used for the storage of oils and they are commonly used in many residential situations where the tank serves a single property (not multiple occupancy units such as flats). In certain circumstances, such as environmentally protected locations, there may be a need to use a bunded system to protect the surrounding area from any potential leak hazards. A risk assessment is normally advised in this situation.
Bunded tanks are tanks which are located within a second tank or protective walls. In the event of a major leak or complete failure, the bunded tank is designed to keep the spillage under control. Many commercial installations require a bunded tank, so a risk assessment is usually advised.
Double-skinned tanks have two walls with a small gap between.
Environment Agency urges people to check their oil tanks to protect the environment and reduce the risk of financial losses.
Leaking oil can end up in drains leading to rivers, streams and lakes.
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