Frequently Asked Questions


Q. DOES MY TANK NEED TO BE BUNDED?

A. 1. On a domestic property, Not in all instances, however Envirostore UK Ltd recommend that  ALL' tanks be of a Bunded type including domestic properties, as this is the only sure way to help protect the environment and property, and to keep your tank warranty unaffected.


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2. On all commercial, industrial and institutional premises, the tank must be Bunded.

Envirostore UK Ltd, actively promote and recommend, that ALL installations should have a Bunded tank installed.

Remember, warranty on all Bunded Tanks is 10 years, Single Skin tanks is only 2 years. (Gauges not included).



Q. WHAT IS YOUR INNER SPILL TRAY, AND HOW DOES IT WORK ON A BUNDED TANK?


A.
We have designed the Inner Spill Tray, to assist in the event of an overfill of fuel. This unique idea has been well received by the Fuel Companies, as any spillage up to 9 litres, can be contained in the Inner Spill Tray, until it can be safely drained back into the inner tank by removing the stopper, not into the bund area, which would then involve an engineer to be called to remove the fuel from the Bund area.



Q. DOES MY TANK NEED TO BE INSTALLED BY AN ''OFTEC'' INSTALLER.?


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To be totally sure that your tank installation is carried out to the best of standards, and to satisfy our warranty, your tank should be installed by an OFTEC registered or equal and approved engineer. Or signed off/commissioned by an OFTEC registered or equal and approved engineer.



Q. CAN I USE MY EXISTING BASE FOR MY NEW TANK.


A.
Not in all cases, and this should be checked by the installer when surveying your tank replacement. Information on how bases need to be constructed to meet OFTEC requirements, and satisfy our warranty, can be found in OFTEC leaflet TI/131 for the siting of oil tanks. Your warranty could be affected if the supporting base area is not correctly constructed.



Q: I LIVE IN A FLOOD RISK AREA, SHOULD I TAKE ADDITIONAL STEPS TO SECURE MY OIL TANK?


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Yes, you can do this by adding some strapping to the existing tank, or if you are replacing your existing tank, you can choose a ''Top Outlet Bunded Tank'', (No additional Cost) and add the strapping at the same time. For advise on strapping contact Envirostore UK Ltd directly, or contact OFTEC.



Q. HOW DO I FIND AN 'OFTEC INSTALLER'' IN MY AREA?


A.
Either contact OFTEC directly on 0845 658 5080, or telephone Envirostore UK Ltd on 07540 299917, and we shall be pleased to assist you.



Q. SHOULD MY OIL TANK BE INSPECTED REGULARLY?


A.
Yes, at least once every year by a qualified engineer to satisfy our 20 year life expectancy requirements under BS5410.

If your tanks does not have and inspection and warranty booklet, please contact us immediately.



Q. WHEN MY NEW TANK IS INSTALLED, WHAT HAPPENS TO THE OLD TANK?


A. Most OFTEC installers are covered to remove the existing tank, or will arrange for the old tank to be taken away for safe disposal upon completion of the new installation.



Q. WHAT HAPPENS TO MY OIL WHEN THE OLD TANK IS REPLACED?


A.
Once the new tank has been installed, the existing oil, [Provided it is clean and free from contamination] will be put back into your new oil tank.



Q. DO I HAVE TO HAVE AN ELECTRONIC GAUGE ON MY NEW TANK?


A.
No, you do not, However a reliable electronic gauge can save you having to keep physically dipping the tank which we do not recommend, and will also monitor the fuel level in the tank from the comfort of your property.

There are different types of gauges on the market, from electronic types to simple to use clock type gauges fitted to the tank itself, and as ENVIROSTORE UK LTD are totally independent, we can fit or supply any type of gauge you prefer, and we will offer totally impartial advice if required on any type of gauge.



Q. CAN I FIT MY ENVIROSTORE OIL TANK UNDERGROUND?


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No, however details are avaliable for underground systems. Please contact us for further details.



Q. DO YOUR TANKS HAVE A LOCK FITTED?


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Yes, We supply all our tanks with a Strong lockable lid, and an easy to use key.



Q. DO YOU SUPPLY ADDITIONAL KEYS IF REQUIRED.


A.
Yes. We can send these either directly to your fuel supplier, or to the end user.



Q. CAN I STORE OR DISPENSE PETROL IN YOUR TANKS?


A.
No, the warranty will be void if petrol is stored in any Envirostore tanks.  This is extremely dangerous.



Q. MY QUESTION OR QUERY IS NOT SHOWN HERE, WHAT SHOULD I DO?


A. Either contact Envirostore UK Ltd directly on 07540-299917, fill in the enquiry form on this web site, or contact your nearest OFTEC Registered Installer, or OFTEC themselves directly.



Q. CAN I FIT A STANDARD TYPE PLASTIC TANK IF I LIVE ON CHANNEL ISLAND OF GUERNSEY?


A. Please click on the following link for information about this. www.water.gg/clientpics/gsy-oil-installation-guidelines.pdf



Remember, if in doubt, Bund It!

There is plenty of advice available on oil storage and installation, please do not be afraid to ask a question, even if you feel the question may be irrelevant, it could just save you time and money in the long run.


Do not use guess work on oil storage or installation, please ask for advice, we are here to assist you.


With all queries on oil storage and installations, contact us directly, an OFTEC registered installer, or OFTEC directly for advice.


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