Making a commercial oil tank location decision FAQ

Are you wondering where to put your commercial oil tank container on your commercial property? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. In this article, we’ll give you some tips on how to find the best spot for your tank, so you can keep your oil safe and handy.

Commercial Oil Tank Location Safety

First of all, you need to think about safety. You don’t want your container to get hit by a car, a truck, a forklift, or anything else that could damage it. That’s why you should look for a place that is away from busy areas, where there is less chance of an accident.

But you also don’t want your commercial fuel tank  to be too far from where you need the oil. If you have a long pipeline, it could break or leak more easily. That’s why you should try to keep your container as close as possible to where the oil is used.

Sometimes, finding a balance between these two factors can be tricky. If you can’t find a low-risk location that is also convenient, you can use some barriers or bollards to protect your container from impact. In commercial oil tank contexts this is particularly important.

Future Development Consideration

Additionally you need to think long ahead in terms of any possible future properrty developments. When your business grows, is it posible the current space you ahve allocated might obstruct any future expansion of your facilities.

That way, you can have some peace of mind because relocating the tank in the future is going to be costly.

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Convenient for Filling

Another thing you need to consider is how you will fill your tank. Do you have enough space for a re-fill tanker to reach your container, or will you need a remote filling point? A remote fill is an access point to a fill pipe that is outside the container’s secondary containment feature. This means that if there is a spill during the delivery, the oil won’t be contained. Bear in mind the probably size of any oil supply lorry that will need to manoeuvre around your property just to get close enough. Additionally, bear in mind the possisble obsrtuctions any such lorry might cause during the process.

Another thing to prepare for is the installation of a suitably sized drip tray under the remote fill. This will catch any oil that might drip or spill during the filling process. You don’t want to pollute the environment or get fined, do you? In fact, the environmental considerations are always the most important factor across all these constraints as you make your location decision.

Get some professional advice

Of course, every site is different, and you might have some specific challenges or requirements. That’s why we recommend that you get advice from a professional installer such as Britteco. We will be able to help you decide upon the best location for your container, and how to install it properly. You should always hire a registered professional technician such as Britteco, preferably OFTEC approved, to install your oil tank.

Additional considerations with regard to water sources

One last thing: you should always keep your container at least 10 metres away from any water sources, such as rivers, lakes, or ponds. And you should keep it at least 50 metres away from a well or borehole. This is to avoid contaminating the water in case of a leak or spill.

We hope this article was helpful for you. If you have any questions, feel free to ask us. We’re here to help you with your oil storage needs.