Do diesel tanks have to be bunded?

Do diesel tanks have to be bunded?

Diesel storage containers with a capacity over 1,500 litres must be bunded. Additionally, no part of the oil storage installation – including yard drains, dry ditches and land drains – can be within 10 meters of inland or coastal waters….

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What is a self bunded tank?

Self bunded tanks, sometimes known as double walled tanks, are Fuel storage tanks that have an inner and outer tank, with a gap in between that has the capacity of 110% of the inner tank. The space between the inner tank and outer wall catch any leaks, therefore reducing the chances of environmental contamination.

Do fuel tanks have to be bunded?

Yes, bunded tanks are a legal requirement for all new domestic, commercial, and agriculture tank installations. The new requirement was put in place because Bunded Tanks offer more environmental protection than single-skins (tanks without a bund) and are by far the safest way to store fuel.

How do you know if your tank is bunded?

A bunded tank is simply a tank with a second skin (a ‘bund’). To be compliant the bund must hold 110% of the tank’s capacity, and be impermeable to water and oil (i.e. must not let water/oil in or out).

What is a bunded diesel tank?

A bunded tank is a tank that has an extra outer protective layer or ‘bund layer’, to protect the inner tank storing the fuel. This ‘tank within a tank’ design offers one of the safest ways to store fuel. As well as offering protection against damage, the extra outer layer can contain and prevent spillages.

What does fully bunded mean?

If built properly, bunding is large enough and strong enough to contain the contents of an entire tank, though regulations may require it to be up to a third larger. When multiple tanks share a bund, the capacity is based on the largest tank.

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How much diesel can I keep at home?

You will need to contact the Petroleum Enforcement Authority if you wish to keep more than 30 litres at home. There is no specific legal requirement on the storage of diesel in your home.