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Above Ground Petrol Storage Tanks

  • Are there any other costs?
    All petrol tanks must have an annual inspection and service. We offer this service and on successful completion you receive a certificate and job sheet for you records. Contact Us for further information or to book an inspection. Handle JS Kit stuff
  • Do I need anything else other than a petrol tank?
    This will depend on your petroleum licensing officer. You may need an interceptor of some kind or more usually a spill containment kit. You should also have at least a 6kg dry powder extinguisher nearby. You may need training for your staff (with certificate). The petrol tanks come as standard with a hand pump and electric pumps can be specified at extra cost. In this event you may need an electrical certificate. Handle JS Kit stuff
  • How much does a license cost?
    Petrol tanks up to 2000L cost approx. £40 per year and for over 2000L up to 5000L approx. £55 per year. Some areas will issue a three year license which will cost correspondingly more. Handle JS Kit stuff
  • Who do I contact for a license of for weights and measures approval?
    In most areas you will contact your local trading standards department who will be part of the county council and ask for the petroleum licensing officer. In some cities this role may be covered by the city council and may also be covered by a fire officer. Handle JS Kit stuff
  • Can I sell the petrol to other people?
    Yes but only if you have an approved pump and metering system. This will usually be a forecourt style pump that is weights and measures approved. Handle JS Kit stuff
  • How near does the tanker need to get to the tank?
    The tanker will usually carry a short hose for discharge. This will be about 2 or 3 meters. If a longer hose is needed then it must be requested when petrol is ordered.
  • The hose cannot be too long because the petrol is gravity fed and the hose will need to be lifted by several people at the end of the delivery, to drain it into the tank. Handle JS Kit stuff
  • Can I burry or part bury the petrol tank?
    No. These are above ground petrol tanks and should not be buried. The area that the tank sits on can be lowered but care must be taken not to create a well around the tank. Gradually sloping sides or at least 1m clear of every side of the tank would be acceptable in lowering the tank. Handle JS Kit stuff
  • Can I put a tank in any position on any ground?
    Petrol tanks should be positioned in a safe and secure area, at least 4.1m away from any electric source and at least 2m away from any boundary and should be placed on a concrete base with consideration given to the delivery of petrol by tanker.
  • Tankers in the UK deliver petrol by gravity, so the petrol tank must be on ground that is level or lower than where the tanker will sit to unload.
  • The tanker will always discharge from the left hand side and must be able to drive away and out of the grounds, without having to reverse. Handle JS Kit stuff
  • Can I collect petrol from the filling station?
    If you are a business then you can collect petrol from a filling station in approved containers but you must carry the containers in a petrol safe whilst in the vehicle. You must also have at least a 2kg dry powder extinguisher on board, have informed your insurers and be trained to safely carry petrol. We can provide training.
  • If you are not a business then you can only carry 2 x 5L plastic approved containers of petrol in a vehicle. Please contact us and ask about the Petrol Caddy.
  • If you are a business then you can collect petrol from a filling station in approved containers but you must carry the containers in a petrol safe whilst in the vehicle. You must also have at least a 2kg dry powder extinguisher onboard, have informed your insurers and be trained to safely carry petrol. We can provide training.
  • If you are not a business then you can only carry 2 x 5L plastic approved containers of petrol in a vehicle. Please contact us and ask about the Petrol Caddy.
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  • Can I store petrol inside a building?
    All petrol should be stored outside where possible. If security is an issue and petrol must be stored inside a building then it must not be a building that is used by personnel for breaks or toilet. It must be stored in a petrol safe if in cans and this must be at least 4.1m away from any electric supply.
  • A petrol tank cannot go inside a building but it can have a shed built around it providing there is plenty of ventilation and the vent pipe goes out through the roof. Handle JS Kit stuff
  • Do you rent tanks.
    Yes. We do have rental agreements available for petrol tanks. The rental period is available from as little as 2 weeks and prices vary depending on duration and tank size. Please Contact Us for prices and availability. Handle JS Kit stuff
  • Do you sell parts for tanks?
    Yes we do. We can supply what ever your requirement. Contact us for prices and guidance on parts and retro fit upgrades.
  • Do I need a license to store petrol ?
    If you are dispensing directly into a machine with an internal combustion engine from a petrol tank then you do need a license, which we can assist with. If you are dispensing into cans then you do not need license.
  • If you are holding more than 250L of petrol in cans then you may need a license, contact us.
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