Although oil storage tanks are designed for a life span of ten years, we mostly see them lasting up to 20 years with proper maintenance and care. That is why it is recommended to maintain your tank properly and regularly. If you see any signs of damage, you should address the problem immediately to avoid any hazardous incident.
So, if your tank is less than ten years of age and does not show any signs of damage or potential leaks, you are absolutely fine.
Removing an oil tank safely requires multiple techniques and expertise. That is why it is recommended to engage a professional heating oil tank replacement company to ensure everything is done properly without any violation of health and safety regulations. Generally, the procedure of old oil storage tank removal is divided into three stages.
In this stage, the tank is emptied and cleaned properly to eliminate any residual deposits of oil or other contaminants. This involves:
Once the tank is properly cleaned, it is rendered permanently unusable using different materials and methods, which is called neutralisation of the tank. This method is particularly used for tanks which are not removable for any reason. For safety purposes, neutralisation should be carried out within 48 hours of degassing.
The neutralisation is carried out in the following way:
Finally, the Oil storage tank is removed from its place using the following methods:
Depending on your storage capacity requirements, you can choose from single-skin or bunded tanks. However, if you are going to store more than 2500 litres of oil, then you should select a bunded tank.
However, whatever tank you select must be manufactured according to their corresponding OFTEC standards.
There are some strict regulations for the location of oil storage tanks:
OFTEC requires that only a registered and certified person can install an oil storage tank. If a non-registered person installs the tank, you must inform the local body to inspect and flag the home oil tank replacement green to ensure the safety of the occupants as well as the environment.
Yes, there are some forms and paperwork that is required for the process, but if you have hired certified tank installers, they can handle all the paperwork for you.
The cost of oil tank replacement services depends upon a few factors, such as:
However, on average, the cost of heating oil tank replacement cost can be around £2000 to £2300 in the UK.
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