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Frequently asked questions on our range of Bulk diesel storage tanks

Q 1.1. What types of fuel are these products suitable for storing?
Q 1.2. Does the range of fuel storage equipment comply with current environmental regulations?
Q 1.3. How are the diesel/gas oil tanks filled with fuel?
Q 1.4. How is fuel dispensed from the tank?
Q 1.5. Can the tanks and be lifted full of fuel?
Q 1.6. Is any maintenance required on the tanks e.g. cleaning, and if so how is this carried out?
Q 1.7. What warranty does the diesel/gas oil storage equipment come with


A 1.1   What types of fuel are these products suitable for storing?

The bulk tanks can be used to store diesel, gas oil and kerosene. It is not suitable for storing other fuels such as petrol, avgas or jet a-1 fuel.

A 1.2  Does the range of diesel / gas oil equipment comply with current environmental regulations?

Yes. Our equipment is compliant with the PPG2 (Pollution Prevention) guidelines. The tanks are all fully bunded to ensure minimum risk of leaks and spills.

A 1.3  How are Fuel Proof diesel/gas oil storage tanks and bowsers filled with fuel?

After connecting the tanker delivery hose to the 2" fill point* and opening the 2" ball valve, refuelling can commence. The tank is fitted with an overfill prevention valve, but filling should be monitored
at all times. When the tank has been filled to the desired level, close the 2" ball valve, remove delivery hose and replace cap.

A 1.4  How is fuel dispensed from the tank?

First, the ball valve on the pump suction line is opened. After removing the hose and trigger from the refuelling cabinet and checking for kinks, the nozzle is inserted into the vehicle filler neck and the trigger can be opened to commence refuelling. After filling to the required level, the trigger is closed, the hose and trigger are returned to the cabinet and the ball valve on the pump suction line is closed. It is important to close the ball valve on the pump suction line to prevent spillage. The electrical supply to the pump must be disconnected after use.

A 1.5  Can the bulk tanks be lifted full of fuel?

No. The tanks are not designed to be lifted when full of fuel. The tanks features two point lifting eyes to move the tanks when empty.

A 1.6  Is any maintenance required on the Fuelcube?

Yes. Periodically the fuel filter element on the fuel filter should be removed and exchanged with a new one. Fuel delivery hose and fittings should be checked weekly for leaks, and the bund area should be kept clean at all times.

A 1.7  Are the bulk tanks covered by warranty?

Yes. Our bulk tanks are covered by a 15 year limited warranty - click here for details

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