Titan Oil Tank Help Advice

Titan Oil Storage - Help & Advice

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Top FAQs on oil storage tanks

Firstly you should try protect the surrounding area from oil spills, placing a container or a bucket to catch the leak.

Secondly we would advise that you take an image of the leak and email it to our helpdesk at tankinfo@kingspan.co.uk

Next simply call our dedicated team of experts at +44 (0) 28 3836 4675. They are on hand from 9.00am to 5pm Monday to Friday. Our team will assist in everything you need to know from choosing the right replacement oil tank, to booking a site survey or installing a new tank with a reputable OFTEC certified installer in your local area.
Firstly, you should be aware there are two types of oil tanks available. A single skin tank is made up of just one tank wall, where as a bunded oil tanks consists of a “tank within a tank” design. Bunded tanks are proven to be more reliable than single skin tanks. If in the event the inner tank splits within a bunded tank, the outer tank offers that additional layer of protection. In addition, the risk of pollution can be minimised by installing a bunded oil tank.  Choosing between a single skin or bunded oil tank can be difficult, however in the event of an oil spill the clean-up costs can be considerable and may not be covered under your house insurance.
Oil tanks should always be installed by a trained technician or preferably a OFTEC approved installer. With over 40 years’ experience designing oil tanks, Kingspan have a team of preapproved OFTEC installers in your local area ready and on hand to assist you. Simply call us today on +44 (0) 28 3836 4675 and we will organise your replacement tank at a time that is convenient for you.
In order to find a suitable location for your oil tank, it is important to consider the following guidelines. Your oil tank should be located 1.8m from the nearest non fire rated building and 0.76m from the perimeter of your home or ). If in the event this is not possible within your site, then a 30-minute firewall is required, which must extend 0.3m above and beyond both ends of the tank (business regulations differ from Domestic) . Our certified oil installers will assist in choosing the most suitable location to place your oil tank.

In summary, oil tanks should be placed:
  • 1.8m from Non-Fire rated eaves
  • 1.8m away from openings (doors / windows) in fire rated building or structure
  • 1.8m from oil fired appliance flue terminals
  • 0.6m from screenings that do not form part of the boundary fence (Trellis / foliage)
Please note building regulations differ for domestic and commercial properties, please call our dedicated team of experts at +44 (0) 28 3836 4675 for more information.
It is important to consider the base and support for your oil tank. It’s advised that the base should be: 
  • Adequate for the weight of the tank
  • Non-combustible, imperforate and level
  • Constructed of concrete, paving stones or stonework
  • Large enough to extend 300mm beyond all sides of the tank.
The tank itself can be weakened over time leading to leakages if it is not supported correctly. Ground conditions over time may also change and it is important to ensure the structural support remains in its original condition.
Kingspan Titan range of oil tanks are the most reliable and secure oil tanks available worldwide offering up to 10 years warranty, space saving design options as well as alarming options to notify you in advance of low oil levels. With over 40 years in manufacturing, Kingspan are both industry recognised and OFTEC approved as well as continuing to be the global leader in oil tank design manufacturing.
We recommend that you get your oil tank rechecked by one of our OFTEC certified installers once a year. This can be carried out in conjunction with your boiler service.
Boiler Size Property Tank Type
0 - 15KW 2 Bed House ES1000
0 - 15KW 2 Bed House ESSL1000
0 - 15KW 2 - 3 Bed House ESLP1200
0 - 15KW 2 - 3 Bed House ES1225
0 - 15KW 2 - 3 Bed House ES1300
0 - 15KW 2 - 3 Bed House ESV1300
0 - 15KW 2 - 3 Bed House ESSL4000
15 - 25KW 4 - 5 Bed House ES1800
25 - 36KW 4 - 5 Bed House ESSL2000
25 - 36KW 4 - 5 Bed House ES2500
25 - 36KW 4 - 5 Bed House ESV2500
35 - 45KW 4 - 5 Bed House ES3500
35 - 45KW 4 - 5 Bed House ESSL4000
35 - 45KW 5 + Bed House ES5000

Oil Tank Advice from OFTEC & FPS

Straightforward advice on caring for your oil tank and knowing when it needs to be replaced. Especially important for single skin tanks that are more than 10 years old because, like any domestic appliance, oil tanks will eventually wear out.


Technical terms made simple

We have simplified some of the technical terms associated with oil tank installation and oil tank storage to help you understand what’s required when it comes to replacing your oil tank.

1” BSP female bottom outlet: Outlet port on the bottom of the tank, with a 1” British Standard Pipe (BSP)  female thread.
2” BSP Offset fill: A filling port located on the tank with a 2” ” British Standard Pipe (BSP)  male thread.
BS EN 2869:  Specification for Fuel oils for agricultural, domestic and industrial engines and boilers.
BS EN 590: Requirements and test methods for Diesel Automotive Fuels.
BS EN 14214: Requirements and test methods for Automotive fuels (Fatty acid methyl ester FAME, for Diesel engines).
Bund: A secondary containment designed to house 110% of the brim-full volume of the inner tank. The bund prevents pollution in the event of an oil leak or spillage.
Gate Valve: Valve with filter bowl, used to cut off the flow if required, located on the bottom outlet.
Integrally bunded tank: This is the description of the assembled bund and inner tank. A factory-produced oil storage tank comprising of a single skin tank enclosed in an outer bund. Integrally bunded tanks also have fitted lids to stop debris and rain water entering the bund area.
Single skin oil tank: The most basic form of oil tank comprising a steel or plastic wall which contains the oil.
Spillstop - overfill device: Mechanical overfill prevention device.
Top Outlet: Connection port located on the top of the tank that is used to dispense the contents.
Vent Cap: A ventilation device to regulate the pressure inside the tank.

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Our installation service is provided to you by an expert team of highly qualified, highly trained OFTEC registered engineers. While we don’t provide this service directly ourselves, we do ensure we only liaise with trusted partners, that offer an extensive range of both bunded plastic and steel oil tanks suitable for all homes and businesses. We will ensure you find the oil tank that is right for you and with the help of our team of engineers, they will carry out the installation in line with all the latest guidelines and regulation.

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