Fuel Tanks & Services

Oil and Diesel Storage Tanks

The core business of FSS is fuel storage tanks. We have a combined experience of more than 30 years of working on retail forecourts and in the fuel industry.

We can offer:

Tank Testing

Annual OFTEC Assessment

For aboveground tanks, one of our OFTEC qualified engineers will attend your site to undertake the legally required OFTEC assessment on your tank and related pipe-works etc. A report will then be prepared to identify areas where the installation fails to meet the current regulations. An overall “grade” will be allocated to the site and areas requiring immediate attention will be highlighted.

Tank and Line Integrity Testing For belowground tanks and pipework we can undertake:

  • Pressure testing of tanks and lines to ensure that they are tight and leak free.
  • Non-Destructive Testing (“NDT”) assessment on tank thickness.  Using NDT or Ultrasonic test equipment the tank wall thickness can be accurately measured to give an indication of future life expectancy.

Tank Supply

We supply bespoke tanks in pretty much any dimensions, for above or underground use.  These bespoke tanks are constructed in steel to your specifications (with our expert guidance of course!) and meet all regulatory requirements (see below).

Where smaller tanks are required, we supply plastic, integrally-bunded tanks designed to meet or exceed all regulatory requirements.

Steel Tanks

For those organisations requiring steel tanks or tanks of a larger size (over 10,000 litres) we offer a “totally enclosed bunded” (“TEB”) range of tanks. These tanks are basically a tank within a tank. The construction ensures that a bund has a 110% capacity of the total tank size in accordance with regulatory requirements. It also removes the requirement to build an external bund which often gives rise to more problems than it solves. At FSS we would not advise that any organisation install a tank that were not of an integrally bunded construction.

All steel TEB tanks can be manufactured in a variety of colours and have a lockable, sumped cabinet to house the tank’s fill point, vents and outlets.

Plastic Tanks

For tanks under 10,000 litres the use of plastic tanks is another option. The plastic tanks we supply are integrally bunded and can have top or bottom outlets. The main features of these tanks are manhole access, overfill protection probe, inspection point, electronic contents gauge, fill point, bund warning alarm and a bund warning alarm sensor.

Alternatively we are able to supply  tanks as bunded fuel stations. The benefit of these is that they include a delivery hose with an automatic nozzle. They are available with 12v, 24v, 110v and 240v pumps and have an electronic gauge, bund alarm, 10 micron filter and failsafe overfill prevention probe. Other accessories may be available at an extra cost so its always worth asking if you have a particular requirement for your tank.

Tank and Pipe-Work Installation

We supply integrally-bunded (pipe-in-pipe, plastic pipe-work that meets all UK legislative requirements.  This pipework will be installed by our manufacturer approved team of pipework engineers.

Decommissioning of Fuel Installations

Options we offer include:

  • Foam Filling
  • Concrete Filling
  • Excavation and removal of underground storage tanks
  • Above ground tanks can be cut into sections and removed from site.