Adding strength to the recent campaign by OFTEC calling for homeowners to consider upgrading their tanks to safer and more robust double-skinned or ‘bunded’ models, Kingspan is offering free tank checklist for homeowners in Ireland as part of its #BetterOffBunded campaign.
With an estimated 700,000 homes in Ireland reliant on oil as their primary fuel source, Kingspan is calling upon homeowners to prioritise their tank health and check their current tank for any signs of disrepair.
Explaining the importance of its #BetterOffBunded campaign, David McDonagh, Ireland National Sales Manager, Kingspan Water & Energy adds: “Accidental oil spillages can be extremely costly, they’re often not covered under insurance, are extremely harmful to the environment and are the homeowner’s responsibility. Our #BetterOffBunded campaign aims to highlight the robust reasons why choosing a bunded tank is recommended for all homeowners.”
David continues: “As one of Ireland’s largest manufacturers of oil tanks, we’ve created helpful and free packs that give homeowners the tools required to assess their tank’s current condition and make informed choices.
“The checklist encourages people to score their tank using 12 vital markers which include sun bleaching, rusting, cracking, checking oil filters and valves. Results are indicated on a traffic light system and our experts are on hand if homeowners are concerned or would like to discuss their tank’s condition.”
OFTEC’s call for homeowners to consider choosing Bunded is a message that Kingspan supports due to the superior quality and safety of double-skinned bunded tanks. Bunded tanks are essentially ‘a tank within a tank’, which means that even if the inner tank suffers a leakage, the secondary level of containment will prevent an external spillage.
Kingspan’s Tank Health Check Packs are available to homeowners in Ireland and can be downloaded directly here.
Kingspan offers an extensive range of Titan Bunded oil tanks, ranging from 650 – 9000 litres to suit all spaces. Kingspan’s oil storage products are manufactured to the very highest of standards, have 10-year guarantees and come with a Watchman oil monitoring device as standard.
To download the tank health checklist log onto www.kingspanenergymanagement.ie/tankhealthcheck or call us on +353 42 969 0022. Information is available with regards to OFTEC’s Bunded Campaign at www.OFTEC.org.uk