Diesel Tank Questions & Answers
If you are keeping in excess of 275 litres you will need to apply for a licence. These are issued for up to three years and subsequently need to be renewed. They are issued to the licensee personally and are not transferable.
6 – 12 months The ideal conditions for storing diesel fuel include keeping fuel dry and at a cool temperature (below 70 degrees Fahrenheit). This will ensure a storage life of between six to twelve months. To extend fuel life beyond twelve months, fuel stabilisers are required.
Fuel dispensing equipment is used for the transfer, dispensing, or pumping of liquid fuel. Fuels commonly used include diesel, petrol, oil, and kerosene. Fuel dispensing equipment typically comes together to create a fuel delivery system using pressure to deliver the fuel. Common components include pipes, check valves, delivery nozzles, discharge hoses, and automatic valves, all of which work to create a continuous flow of fuel towards the delivery nozzle, whilst regulating flow.
Fuel dispensers rely upon the simultaneous use of an electronic reading system and a mechanical system to deliver the flow of fuel. Whilst the electronic system is responsible for governing fuel pressure and volume, the mechanical components of a fuel dispenser use pumps and valves, alongside an electric motor, to deliver the fuel. Often, fuel dispensers will dispense using suction, creating a lower pressure within the fuel tank, and higher pressure outside, enabling the flow of fuel into the desired location.
A Bunded tank is essentially a double skinned tank. The oil is held in the inner tank or 'skin' and the outer-skin is a secondary tank that offers protection. In order to comply to regulations, this bund must be able to take the contents of the inner tank plus 10 % so in other words 110% of the tanks capacity .
PDD – Tank with flotation gauge (this has superseded CDD) PDDFM – Tank with flow meter PDDFMHR – Tank with flow meter and hose reel