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BALMOR AL TANKS
FUEL OIL
STORAGE AND
DISPENSING
www.balmoraltanks.com
Information
Technical data
Agricultural,
commercial
and industrial
applications
Domestic
applications
Balmoral Tanks
What is a fuel oil storage tank?
What fuels/liquids can be stored in a fuel oil storage tank?
What type of tank do you need?
Tank selection criteria
Overfill prevention
Tank equipment/accessories
Tank siting and installation
Industry regulations and environmental responsibilities
Commercial, industrial and agricultural applications
Bunded tanks
Balmoral SuperfillTM storage and dispensing units
Balmoral SuperBlueTM AdBlueTM storage and dispensing units
Bunded waste oil storage tanks
Single skin tanks
Domestic applications
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Fuel oil storage and dispensing
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Fuel oil storage and dispensing
FUEL OIL STORAGE
AND DISPENSING
The storage of fuel oil is strictly controlled in the UK and Ireland. Tank owners are considered liable in law
for any contamination or pollution caused on their own or neighbouring properties. It is therefore vital
that a tank and its installation complies with legislation.
Reference should be made to the following:
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OFTEC www.oftec.org
OFTEC promotes excellence in oil heating and publishes a number of booklets, technical information
sheets and easy guides which cover the most frequent queries from consumers, installers and technicians.
Balmoral Tanks recommends that its products are installed by OFTEC registered technicians.
Environment Agency (EA) www.environment-agency.gov.uk/netregs
Netregs provides free environmental guidance for businesses in the UK and can help you understand what
you need to do to comply with environmental law and protection of the environment.
Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) www.sepa.org.uk
SEPA provides Information on Scotland''s environment, pollution prevention, regulation and other
environmental initiatives.
Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA) www.ni-environment.gov.uk
The NIEA protects and conserves Northern Ireland's natural heritage and built environment whilst
promoting the control of pollution and best environmental practices.
Environment Protection Agency (EPA) Ireland www.epa.ie
In Ireland, the Environmental Protection Agency protects the environment through its licensing,
enforcement and monitoring activities.
www.oilstorageregs.co.uk
ENVIRONMENT
AGENCY
ENVIRONMENT
AGENCY
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What is a fuel oil storage tank?
Balmoral fuel oil storage tanks are rotationally moulded
polyethylene containers that are environmentally sensitive
and cost effective.
Fuel oil storage tanks can be manufactured in horizontal or
vertical orientation as a seamless single skin unit, a bunded
(tank within a tank) unit or as a single skin underground unit.
Tanks can be supplied in a range of capacities up to 10,000
litres and can be used to contain a variety of liquid products
such as heating oils and diesel for the following sectors:
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Agricultural industry
Commercial and private businesses
Family dwellings (domestic)
Industrial
Specific agricultural, commercial and industrial tanks can be
designed and manufactured for concurrent fuel oil storage
and dispensing, AdBlueTM storage and dispensing and waste oil
storage and disposal.
A bunded tank should contain
110% of the volume of the largest
container stored within it*
Domestic fuel tanks are designed and manufactured to
provide safe, secure and discreet fuel oil storage for offmains family dwellings.
Types of fuel oil storage tank
Single skin
Bunded
Integrated
storage/dispensing
AdBlueTM
Storage/dispensing
Waste oil
Storage/dispensing
Commercial, industrial and agricultural fuel tank options
Single skin
Domestic fuel tank options
* Source: Environment Agency - PPG2 Above ground oil storage tanks
Bunded
Underground
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What type of fuels/liquids can be
stored in a fuel oil storage tank?
Ranging in capacities from 500-10,000 litres, fuel oil storage
tanks can be used to store and dispense a variety of liquid
products such as:
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Heating oils
Diesel
Kerosene (BS2869)
Up to 7% mixture biofuel (BSEN14213, BSEN14214)
AdBlue™ (AUS32)
Waste oil
Single skin tank
One-piece seamless unit.
Can be used to contain a variety
of liquid products such as:
• Heating oils
• Diesel
• Kerosene (BS2869)
• Up to 7% mixture biofuel
(BSEN14213, BSEN14214)
Bunded tank
‘Tank within a tank’ construction.
All Balmoral bunded tanks contain
110% of the inner tank volume.
Can be used to contain a variety
of liquid products such as:
• Heating oils
• Diesel
• Up to 7% mixture biofuel
(BSEN14213, BSEN14214)
• Kerosene (BS2869)
• AdBlueTM (AUS32)
• Waste oil
Underground tank
One-piece seamless unit.
Optimum strength and performance
for underground installation.
Secondary containment will prevent
oil escaping to the environment in
the event of leakage from the tank
or ancillary equipment. All tanks
and their ancillary equipment
should be situated within an
oiltight secondary containment
system such as a bund*
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* Source: Environment Agency - PPG2 Above ground oil storage tanks
Can be used to contain a variety of
liquid products such as:
• Heating oils
• Diesel
Bunded waste oil tank
Can be used for safe storage and
disposal of waste oil, fuels and
other liquid products.
For use at a variety of sites
including garages, civic amenity
sites, landfill sites and harbours.
What type of tank do you need?
A bunded fuel oil storage tank is a mandatory requirement at
all new agricultural, commercial, industrial, institutional and
most domestic installations. A bunded tank is required for
above-ground domestic installations with a requirement for
storing 2500 litres capacity or greater.
In all cases, an OFTEC risk assessment should be carried out. In
general terms, if the tank is located within 10m of a
watercourse, 50 metres of a borehole, or is near an open drain
then it must be bunded. If oil is being stored in quantities
greater than 200 litres at industrial, commercial or
institutional premises, bunded tanks must be used in all cases.
Failure to comply with the latest phase of the Government’s oil
storage regulations can attract fines up to £20,000.
It is the tank owner’s responsibility to ensure the installation
conforms to the most recent regulations.
What size of tank do you need?
For commercial, industrial and agricultural applications this
will be determined by the demand for fuel/liquid storage in
each case.
For domestic applications the table below can be used as a
general guide to tank sizing.
Number of bedrooms
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7+
Tank capacity
1135-1250 litres
1251-1590 litres
1591-2000 litres
2001-2600 litres
2601-3635 litres
3636-5455 litres
5456-10,000 litres
Tank selection criteria
When selecting a fuel tank for a particular application it is
important that a number of factors are considered other
than the use it is purchased for.
These considerations should cover the environment in which it
is located, ease of filling, dispensing, safety and the simplicity
of maintaining the product.
HSE
When using a fuel tank, Health and Safety is very important.
Balmoral Tanks’ range of fuel oil storage tanks have been
designed and manufactured with this in mind.
To comply with Control of Pollution
regulations, all standard tanks should
be fitted with an overfill prevention
device where an air vent cannot be
observed whilst filling.
Fill Points
All fill points on the tanks are positioned at an accessible
height to ensure that a delivery driver can fill the tank safely
and without danger.
Pumps
All pumps are housed externally to the inner tank so that they
are accessible. If maintenance is required, pumps can be
safely and easily removed.
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Submersible pumps
Balmoral Tanks does not fit submersible pumps to any of its
fuel oil storage tanks for the following reasons:
Q Submersible pumps are difficult to access if they require
maintenance
Q During pump removal there may be various HSE concerns
due to the weight of the pump and the fact that it is
immersed in fuel oil - the submersible pump will be full and
covered in fuel oil which can make handling difficult. Also,
additional facilities and equipment may be required for
health and safety while maintenance is being carried out on
the pump
Environmental considerations
When selecting a fuel tank great consideration should be
taken to ensure that the environment is protected for ethical
and financial reasons:
Q Ethical If the incorrect tank is selected and it leaks or is
overfilled then oil/diesel could escape in to the surrounding
environment causing irreparable damage to it and,
potentially, your reputation
Q Financial If the incorrect tank is selected and an incident
occurs, you can be fined up to £40,000 plus clean up costs
Overfill prevention
Overfills can be prevented by incorporating an overfill
prevention device. The most common method in the UK and
Ireland is the use of a self-regulating mechanical valve
fitted to the fill line of the tank.
Balmoral Tanks fits a mechanical overfill prevention device as
standard to all of its bunded tanks. The only other method
promoted in the UK and Ireland is a Level Remote Control
(LRC). This system relies on fuel delivery companies to
operate compatible delivery tankers before it can work.
Unfortunately, less than 1% of fuel delivery companies in the
UK and Ireland offer this facility.
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Location of pump inside the
cabinet of a vertical bunded tank
Tank equipment/accessories
The fitting of additional equipment and accessories is entirely
dependent upon the planned end use of the tank. The
following is a selection of options.
Accessories displayed with * are supplied as standard.
Domestic tanks
Tigerloop* Used to aid the flow of oil from top-offtake tanks.
Electronic contents gauge* Allows tank level monitoring from
within the house.
Fire valve Designed to stop the flow of oil from a tank in the
instance of a fire.
Overfill prevention valve* Accidental overfilling of a tank is
prevented by the OPV stopping the flow of fuel from the
delivery lorry.
Commercial tanks
Electronic contents gauge* Allows tank level monitoring from
within the premises.
Fire valve Designed to stop the flow of oil from a tank in the
instance of a fire.
Cabinet light* Allows the safe use of equipment in dark
conditions. Supplied as standard with Superfill tanks >2500 litres
Overfill prevention valve* Accidental overfilling of a tank is
prevented by the OPV stopping the flow of fuel from the
delivery lorry.
Fuel filter When using a tank to refill vehicles the fuel filter
prevents water and other third party materials from entering
the vehicle.
Flowmeter* Economic way of monitoring fuel usage. Supplied as
standard with Superfill tanks >2500 litres
Fuel management system Helps reduce fuel costs by managing
dispensing operations. Assists in fuel storage area security.
Agricultural tanks
Electronic contents gauge* Allows tank level monitoring from
within the premises.
Overfill prevention valve* Accidental overfilling of a tank is
prevented by the OPV stopping the flow of fuel from the
delivery lorry.
Fuel filter When using a tank to refill vehicles the fuel filter
prevents water and other third party materials from entering
the vehicle.
Balmoral Tanks is one of the few tank
manufacturers to include a wide variety
of equipment/accessories as standard.
It is vital that you check your tank
specification before purchasing as many
cheaper fuel tank options omit crucial
operating and safety equipment.
Flowmeter* Economic way of monitoring fuel usage. Supplied as
standard with Superfill tanks >2500 litres
Fuel management system Helps reduce fuel costs by managing
dispensing operations. Assists in fuel storage area security.
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Tank siting and installation
The storage of fuel oil is strictly controlled in the UK and
Ireland.Tank owners are considered liable in law for any
contamination or pollution caused on their or their
neighbour’s property. It is therefore vital that the tank
complies with all current legislation.
Prior to selecting a fuel oil storage tank, purchasers must complete
a risk assessment for their particular installation and/or
application to establish the type of oil storage tank permissible.
Once the type of tank has been established a further Fire
Prevention assessment must be completed to establish the
correct siting and positioning of the tank.
Finally, the tank must be installed in accordance with Balmoral
Tanks’ installation instructions which are supplied with every
tank (enclosed with the fittings) with respect to supporting the
tank and expansion clearances.
Overall requirements are specified in the following legislation:
• Control of Pollution (Oil Storage)(England) Regulations:2001
• Water Environment (Oil Storage)(Scotland) Regulations April 2006
• Control of Pollution (Silage, Slurry & Agricultural Fuel Oil)
Regulations:1991
Fuel oil tanks supplying domestic properties must comply with:
• Building Regulations (England & Wales) 2010:AD”J”
• Scottish Building Standards (Domestic) Technical Handbook
• Building Regulations Northern Ireland Technical Booklet L:2006
• Building Regulations: Part J (Ireland)
• BS5410 - Code of Practice for Oil Fired Systems: Part 1 or Part 2
(UK and Ireland)
Most of the above requirements will be covered by specifying
a bunded tank.
The benefits of installing a bunded tank include peace of mind,
flexibility of siting and potentially improved home insurance
premiums.
To ensure your tank fully complies with the above, Balmoral
strongly recommends that your tank is installed by an OFTEC
registered engineer who is deemed to be competent in law.
Alternatively, you can self install but must apply to your local
Building Control Office for permission and inspection.
Further reference to oil storage regulations are available on
page 15.
Will you need planning permission?*
You should contact your local authority to determine whether
or not planning permission is required before you begin the
project.
Domestic users will need to apply for planning permission to
install a heating oil tank if:
Q Greater than 3500 litres capacity
Q More than 3m above ground level
Q Nearer to the public highway than the closest applicable
corner of the property
Planning permission is also required for any domestic storage
tank for fuels other than for oil fired heating applications (ie:
LPG).
If you are installing an oil tank and/or connecting pipe work
and you employ an OFTEC registered installer, you will not
need to involve a Building Control Service.
* Source: www.oilstorageregs.co.uk
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Installation
The following section shows typical installations for single
skin, bunded and underground fuel tanks. Full installation,
operation and maintenance instructions are supplied with
each tank.
This information is provided as general guidance.
Specific site conditions may require adjustment to
what is outlined in this brochure. In all cases advice
should be sought from a qualified civil engineer.
Single skin tanks
A typical single skin fuel oil storage tank installation
Non-fire rated boundary
Compacted hardcore
Base
100mm thick 1:2:4 concrete
mix or 65x215mm precast
concrete lintels to BS 5977 or
50mm thick paving slabs
300mm min
300mm min
300mm min
Note: Large tanks require
thicker bases. Consult OFTEC
or an OFTEC registered
engineer for advice.
760mm min
300mm min
Fire Prevention Clearances
Tank to be installed in
accordance with the
requirements of BS5410 and
simplified in OFTEC document
TI14.
Expansion Clearance
Tank must be installed with
clearance of 150mm all round
to allow for expansion when
full of fuel.
1.8m min
Non-fire rated wall of building
Tank Support Base
Base must fully support the
tank with no overhangs or gaps.
Tanks providing fuel oil to
domestic users (single family
dwellings with a capacity of
less than 3500ltrs) must comply
with the requirements of
OFTEC Technical Book 3:
Section 2.7. An OFTEC
registered engineer can provide
full details.
Q Position the tank ensuring best access for filling, maintenance and safety
Q Ensure that the tank support structure is suitable for the long term support of
a tank when full. If in doubt seek the advice of an engineer
Q Store in an upright position, support the entire base of the tank on a firm,
flat, level surface ensuring that the area is free from any sharp stones or
other debris
Q Leave sufficient space between the tank and any surrounding structures to
allow for any expansion during filling. We recommend a minimum of 300mm
(12”) all round. Also allow space above the tank for any hinged access covers
to fully open
Q nsure the tank is protected from strong wind (especially when empty). If
necessary strap it down. Be careful not to induce too much force when tying
down as to distort product shape
Q Connect all pipework, fittings and accessories. The tank and the integrity of
seals could be affected if pipework and fittings are not sufficiently supported
Q Use PTFE tape or Stag compound for jointing
Q Do not exceed the maximum torque rating for your outlet fitting:
- Standard 1” BSP (female) outlet fitting 61Nm (45 lb/ft)
- Special Order 1.5” & 2” BSP female outlet fittings - 67Nm (50 lb/ft)
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Installation continued...
Bunded tanks
A typical bunded fuel oil storage tank installation
Non-fire rated boundary
300mm min
300mm min
300mm min
Compacted hardcore
Base
100mm thick 1:2:4 concrete
mix or 65x215mm precast
concrete lintels to BS 5977 or
50mm thick paving slabs
Note: Large tanks require
thicker bases. Consult OFTEC
or an OFTEC registered
engineer for advice.
Q Store in an upright position, support the entire base of the
tank on a firm, flat, level surface ensuring that the area is
free from any sharp stones or other debris
Q The tank must be adequately separated from any
surrounding structures (HSE guidelines suggest 4m). The
separation between other tanks should be the minimum
needed for safe construction and operation. We recommend
a minimum of 300mm (12”) all round. Also allow space
above the tank for the hinged access cover to fully open
Q Position the tank ensuring best access for filling,
maintenance and safety
Q Ensure the tank is protected from strong wind (especially
when empty). If necessary strap it down. Be careful not to
induce too much force when tying down as to distort product
shape
Q Connect all pipework, fittings, accessories and support
structures
Q The tank and the integrity of seals could be affected if
pipework and fittings are not suitably supported
Q Use PTFE tape or Stag compound for jointing
Q Do not allow factory fitted outlets to become loose or turn
during fitting of accessories or fuel supply pipes. The 1” BSP
bottom outlet fitting (where applicable) is set at an
optimum torque (45 lb/ft, 61Nm) for O-ring seals on the
outer tank wall
Q If gravity feed is not suitable for your application see your
authorised distributor for information on pumps
Q Clearly label the tank to identify the contents and any
relevant safety information
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760mm min
1.8m min
300mm min
Non-fire rated wall of building
Fire Prevention Clearances
Tank to be installed in
accordance with the
requirements of BS5410 and
simplified in OFTEC document
TI14.
Expansion Clearance
Tank must be installed with
clearance of 150mm all round
to allow for expansion when full
of fuel.
Tank Support Base
Maintenance Clearances
Bunded tanks need a clearance
of 600mm all round to allow
possible inspection of inner tank
by removal of outer bund top
cover.
Tank Support Base
Base must fully support the tank
with no overhangs or gaps.
Tanks providing fuel oil to
domestic users (single family
dwellings with a capacity
of less than 3500ltrs) must
comply with the requirements
of OFTEC Technical Book 3:
Section 2.7. An OFTEC
registered engineer
can provide full details.
Underground tanks
A typical underground fuel oil storage tank installation
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Location of tank
All underground tanks MUST be buried in concrete.
Superimposed loads, such as vehicles, should NOT be allowed
within the protection area shown in the following illustration
(minimum 2m from the outer edge of the tank). The area
should be fenced or clearly marked to restrict access.
If this cannot be followed a reinforced concrete slab must be
designed/installed by a qualified civil/structural engineer so
that no loads are transmitted directly on to the tank.
500 gauge polythene sheet on 50mm sand blinding
200mm hardcore depending on site conditions
Q Lay a wet bed of concrete 150mm thick (strength 20N/mm2,
slump test 50mm)
Q Lower tank carefully onto the concrete. Check that the tank
is true and level
Q Haunch concrete 300mm up around base of tank
Q Back filling;
A)
The standard installation depth of 500mm, to the top of the
tank body, MUST NOT be exceeded.
Installation
It is recommended that a full risk assessment be completed on
the site, installation process and all parts prior to installation.
None of these tanks can be installed in wet ground conditions
(where at any time the ground water may rise above the base
of the tank).
Q The excavation should allow for a minimum of 250mm all
round the tank and approximately 500mm below the tank for
hard core and concrete
Q Allow for suitable pumps to keep the excavation dry until
the installation is complete
Q Fit suitable planking and strutting as necessary
Q Lay: A) 200mm thick hard core (or as necessary
for site conditions)
B) 50mm sand blinding
C) 500 gauge polythene sheet over the base of the
excavation
Q If necessary set temporary shuttering to contain the
concrete surround
B)
Back fill evenly all around the tank with concrete
(minimum 15 N/mm2) proceeding in 150mm layers. It is
vital to ensure that the tank is filled with water 300500mm ahead of the concrete back fill, then emptied
of all water and refilled with the intended liquid to
be stored
Alternatively the concrete can be placed around an
empty tank in four progressive lifts with a 12 hour
delay between each lift to limit the concrete pressure.
The tank will have to be carefully restrained by
temporary strutting to prevent any chance of flotation
during this process
Ensure that there are no voids or areas of differing
pressure around the tank
Q Do not use a vibrating poker
Q Complete concrete backfill to 200mm below tank lid
Q Finish to ground level with 12-15mm gravel or earth
Q Ensure that the tank lid is a minimum of 150mm above
ground and is situated in an area where ground water will
not lie
Q Ensure that the tank lid has the ability to hinge open to 90°
Q Ensure that all holes placed in the tank neck for fuel outlet
pipes are sealed (eg with a suitable flexible grommet) to
prevent ingress of water
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Industry regulations
Current oil storage regulations apply to all new installations
in the UK (domestic, agricultural, commercial and
industrial).
The regulations are comprehensive but they are not
complicated.
Oil is the most common form of pollutant in the UK, accounting
for almost one quarter of all incidents. The guidelines prepared
by the UK and Ireland environment agencies are intended to
help reduce pollution caused by inadequate storage of oil in
above ground fuel oil tank installations.
Regulations are covered by the Control of Pollution (Oil
Storage) (England) Regulations 2001 or the Water Environment
(Oil Storage) (Scotland) Regulations 2006. Wales and Northern
Ireland are exempt but other specific legislation may apply.
Many drains lead directly to rivers, streams or lakes. If oil is
allowed to enter these drains, it has the same effect as pouring
it directly into the watercourse.
Oil is poisonous to fish and other wildlife and it overwhelms
plant life. Just two litres of oil could pollute the volume of
fresh water needed to fill an olympic-size swimming pool and
make it completely undrinkable.
An environmental regulator can serve an 'anti pollution works
notice' if a site gives rise to, or is at risk of giving rise to,
pollution of surface waters or groundwater. This notice will
require the site owner to undertake remedial action.
Site owners can be prosecuted and fined if oil from the site
enters the ground or watercourses. Site owners may also incur
substantial clean-up costs.
Oil storage regulation relevance chart
Is it any kind of oil?
ie, petrol, diesel, kerosene?
No
No requirement
Is it waste mineral oil?
Yes
Waste management licensing regulations apply
Is the oil stored
inside a building?
Yes
No requirement under Oil Storage Regulations. Check fire safety section of Building
Regulations. Guidance available in Pollution Prevention Guidance Note PPG2 and PPG26
Is the oil stored wholly
underground?
Yes
Refer to the Groundwater Protection Code for Underground Fuel Storage
Are you storing less than
200 litres of oil?
Yes
No legal requirement. Guidance is available in PPG2 and PPG26
Are you storing less
than 3500 litres solely
for domestic use?
Yes
Is it a new or
replacement Yes
installation
Is the oil stored at
a refinery?
Yes
IPC legislation applies
Is the oil being stored for
onward distribution?
Yes
Institute of Petroleum – Environmental Guidelines for Petroleum Distribution Installations.
ISBN 085 293 41662
Is the installation for
agricultural use?
Yes
Silage, Slurry and Agricultural Fuel Oil Regulations require secondary containment for
>1500 litres where the oil is used for the production of heat or power, but does not
include oil intended for use exclusively as a fuel for heating a farmhouse or other
residential premises on a farm and stored separately from other oil
Is the oil storage facility
in England or Scotland?
No
Guidance is available in PPG2 and PPG26. Similar regulations are due to be
introduced in Northern Ireland and Wales
Yes
No
No
No
No
No
No
Building regulations require the tank to be bunded if the
new/replacement storage exceeds 2500 litres.
Other factors may still require you to bund the oil store, refer to
section J of the building regulations and OFTEC guidelines
No
No
No
Yes
The Control of Pollution (Oil Storage) (England) Regulations 2001 apply
or
The Water Environment (Oil Storage) (Scotland) Regulations 2006 apply
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Source: Environment Agency
Relevant Pollution Prevention
Guidelines (PPG)
Q PPG2: Above ground oil storage tanks
Q PPG8: Safe storage and disposal of used oils
Q PPG26: Storage and handling of drums and intermediate bulk
containers (IBCs)
Q PPG27: Installation, decommissioning and removal of
underground storage tanks
Guidance
Q CIRIA/Environment Agency Joint Guidance: Concrete bunds for
oil storage tanks
Q CIRIA/Environment Agency Joint Guidance: Masonry bunds for
oil storage tanks
Q Environment Agency: Frequently asked questions on the Control
of Pollution (Oil Storage) (England) Regulations 2001
Q Scottish Executive: Guidance Note for the Water Environment
(Oil Storage) Scotland Regulations 2006
Q SEPA: Frequently Asked Questions on the Water Environment (Oil
Storage) Scotland Regulations 2006
Oil Care Campaign
The Oil Care Campaign encourages good practice to help prevent
oil pollution. They produce guidance and informative material,
organise events and promote the Oil Care Code and the Oil Bank
Information Line. Visit www.oilbankline.org.uk.
Other Requirements
It is important that oil storage tanks are inspected annually.
Environment Agency regulations also state that all oil tanks should
be labelled with information on how to respond to a leak.
Section 7 of the PPG26 pollution prevention guidelines states
“Spill kits containing materials such as oil or chemical absorbents
and personal protective clothing should be on site”.
If you are in any doubt about any of the oil storage regulations
and legislation, Balmoral Tanks’ sales staff will be pleased to
answer any questions you may have and provide assistance when
specifying a fuel oil storage tank.
Overall requirements are specified in the following legislation:
• Control of Pollution (Oil Storage)(England) Regulations:2001
• Water Environment (Oil Storage)(Scotland) Regulations April 2006
• Control of Pollution (Silage, Slurry & Agricultural Fuel Oil)
Regulations:1991
Fuel oil tanks supplying domestic properties must comply with:
• Building Regulations (England & Wales) 2010:AD”J”
• Scottish Building Standards (Domestic) Technical Handbook
• Building Regulations Northern Ireland Technical Booklet L:2006
• Building Regulations: Part J (Ireland)
• BS5410 - Code of Practice for Oil Fired Systems: Part 1 or Part 2
(UK and Ireland)
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Agricultural, commercial
and industrial applications
AGRICULTURAL,
COMMERCIAL
AND INDUSTRIAL
APPLICATIONS
Bunded tanks
SuperfillTM integrated fuelling stations
SuperBlueTM AdBlueTM storage and dispensing stations
Bunded waste oil tanks
Single skin tanks
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AGRICULTURAL, COMMERCIAL
AND INDUSTRIAL APPLICATIONS
Balmoral Tanks is committed to the safe storage of fuel oil
and has made substantial investment in its bunded tank
products to provide a wide range of vertical, horizontal
and waste oil storage tanks.
The company also manufactures a choice of Superfill™ and
SuperBlue™ integrated storage and dispensing stations.
Ranging in capacities from 500-10,000 litres, Superfill tanks
and fuel delivery systems are designed to store and deliver
agricultural fuel oil (A2) and diesel (D) to BS2869, and up to
7% mixture biofuel to BSEN14214 standards.
Bunded tanks
page 20
Balmoral SuperfillTM
page 28
Balmoral SuperBlueTM
page 32
Waste oil tanks
page 36
Single skin tanks
page 38
Bunded tanks are designed to store all of the above as well as
kerosene (C1, C2) to BS2869. Bunded waste oil tanks provide
safe storage and disposal of waste oil, fuels and other liquid
products at a variety of sites including garages, civic amenity
sites, landfill sites and harbours.
Balmoral SuperBlue™ storage and dispensing units are designed
to store AdBlue™ (AUS32) while single skin tanks can store
heating oils, diesel, kerosene to BS2869 and up to 7% mixture
biofuel to BSEN14213, BSEN14214.
All Balmoral bunded tanks contain 110% of the inner tank
volume and meet the requirements of:
Q Control of Pollution (Oil Storage)(England) Regulations:2001
Q Water Environment (Oil Storage)(Scotland) Regulations
April 2006
Q Control of Pollution (Silage, Slurry & Agricultural Fuel Oil)
Regulations: 1991
Bunded tank design features
Q The bund contains a minimum 110% volume of the inner tank
Q ‘Tank within a tank’ construction offers integral protection
from leakage and overfilling
Q Electronic fuel gauge fitted as standard to all bunded tanks
and Superfill tanks
Q Mechanical overfill prevention device
Q Designed for use as integral unit
Q Covered bund prevents collection of rainwater
Q Lockable hinged cover on outer tank or cabinet allowing
access to standard fittings
Q Made from recyclable polyethylene
Q Corrosion resistant
Q UV stabilised
Q Cost effective
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BUNDED TANKS
For agricultural, commercial and industrial applications
A bund is a structure which surrounds a tank. It is designed to
contain any accidental leakage or spillage of the contents,
thus preventing pollution of the environment. A traditional
bund, sometimes known as a catchpit, is usually constructed
of rendered brick or blockwork and is separate from the tank.
A Balmoral bunded tank is an integral combination of a fuel oil
tank and a bund (tank within a tank). Both the inner and outer
tanks are manufactured from rotationally moulded
polyethylene. The product avoids the need to construct a
traditional brick built bund, provides a compact installation
and, being enclosed, eliminates the need to dispose of
accumulated rainwater and debris and minimises the risk of a
‘jetting’ type of leakage from a punctured tank raised above
the walls of a traditional style of bund.
All bunds must fulfil the following requirements:
Q must not have a drain outlet
Q must be completely impermeable to liquids
Q must contain all fuel supply/filling accessories within the
catchment area
Q must contain 110% of the capacity of a single tank installation
Balmoral bunded tanks are designed for static applications
(not for transport purposes) and are heavy when full. They
should only be moved, with care, when completely empty.
We advise all Balmoral bund installations to be inspected
regularly, eg once a year or before filling. Any liquid overspill
contained within the outer bund ‘catchpit area’ must be
removed to prevent reaching the overflow level and to avoid
buoyancy of the inner tank.
Parts supplied as standard:
Q Either a factory fitted 1”BSP (male) bottom offtake
connection or a 10mm compression fitting for top offtake
Q This fitting provides an offtake suitable for gravity feed
situations whilst maintaining an essential seal of the inner
and outer tanks
Q 2” BSP (male) fill point with cap
Q 105mm diameter (4”) aperture with flush fitting cover for
desludging and inspection of inner tank
Q Lockable hinged manhole cover on outer tank
Q Mechanical overfill prevention valve
Q Electronic contents gauge
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Horizontal bunded tank options
Top fill/bottom offtake (Figure 1)
Recommended combination of outlet accessories on bottom
offtake bunded tank.
Agricultural applications
A bottom offtake bunded tank with an external (outside the
bund) flexible fuel supply hose and fittings may not be
approved by the EA or SEPA. A possible exception to this may
be a permanently attached rigid pipe outlet to an appliance
such as a grain dryer. It is recommended that customers obtain
advice from a representative of the relevant authorities
before installation.
Top fill/top offtake (Figure 2)
This option has been primarily designed for domestic heating
applications where bottom offtake bunded tanks, in some cases, may
not be permitted.
Supplied as standard with the following:
Q A factory fitted 10mm brass compression fitting with internal
copper extractor tube. This fitting provides an offtake suitable for
most domestic fuel oil installations and provides enhanced
environmental protection by avoiding low-level penetration through
bund. A suitable pump to extract the tank contents and a non
return valve on the pipeline may be required. A hole should be
drilled in the top of the tank (see Figure 2) for the fuel supply pipe.
Check that there are no air leaks in the pipeline once assembled
Agricultural applications
A top offtake bunded tank may be approved providing all
fittings and accessories are contained within the bund. We
cannot advise if this is practical to individual site
installations - however the standard 10mm compression
fitting and internal extraction tube provided for top empty
will be unsuitable for connecting to a standard type of
flexible fuel delivery hose and nozzle for dispensing diesel
(the tank components are removable for conversion
purposes). A suitable pump will be required to extract the
tank contents as this tank option does not provide the
assistance of gravity feed supply. Contact the Balmoral
Tanks sales office for information on the range and
suitability of pumps.
Q 2” BSP (male) fill point with cap
Q 105mm diameter (4”) aperture with flush fitting cover
Q Lockable hinged manhole cover on outer tank
Figure 1: Top fill/bottom offtake
Plan view of access point
(cover not shown)
Plan view of this location
20mm diameter
capped hole for
level gauge probe
Lockable access cover
1” bottom offtake
inter-bund coupling
2” BSP (male)
fill-point with cap and
mechanical overfill
prevention valve
1” BSP (male) sealed
outlet from inner tank
4” desludging
access with hinged
lockable cover
Figure 2: Top fill/top offtake
Plan view of access point
(cover not shown)
Plan view of this location
20mm diameter
capped hole for level
gauge probe
10mm outlet with
internal extraction tube
Lockable access cover
Area to be drilled
for fuel offtake pipe
2” BSP (male) fill-point
with cap and mechanical
overfill prevention valve
4” desludging
access with hinged
lockable cover
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Vertical bunded tank options
Vertical bunded tank
Bottom empty
The tank uses a 1” BSP (male) connection. It is supplied with a
connection kit which includes a valve, filter bowl and adapter.
These items are to be fitted by the installer. Ensure the valve
remains closed unless required.
The bottom empty lock-nuts are factory fitted to a pre-set
torque and must not be tampered with.
Top empty
On the 5000, 7500 and 10,000 litre models, access to the top
empty outlet is by way of a manway on top of the bund. On
the 2500 litre model, access to the top empty outlet is
through the front door. A 10mm copper tube rises through the
inner tank and terminates with a bulkhead fitting at the top of
the tank.
An offtake pipe can be attached and run off to the installation
as required.
Any pipeline from this must run through the bund lid.
It is recommended that a bulkhead fitting is used to maintain
a watertight seal into the bund
Electronic contents gauge
An electronic contents gauge is supplied with this product.
Filling the tank
Vertical bunded tanks are filled through the manway hatch on
top of the tank directly into the 2” BSP filling point. This has a
mechanical overfill prevention valve (OPV). The OPV limits are
indicated on a label fixed to the side of the tank.
Safe access must be provided to the top of the bund and
through the manway hatch.
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Vertical bunded tank with cabinet (Figure 3)
(including integral cabinet on VB2500)
Bottom empty
The tank uses a 1” BSP (male) connection. It is supplied with a
connection kit which includes a valve, filter bowl and adapter.
These items are to be fitted by the installer. Ensure the valve
remains closed unless required.
The bottom empty lock-nuts are factory fitted to a pre-set
torque and must not be tampered with.
Top empty
On the 5000, 7500 and 10,000 litre models, access to the top
empty outlet is by way of a manway on top of the bund. On
the 2500 litre model, access to the top empty outlet is
through the front door. A 10mm copper tube rises through the
inner tank and terminates with a bulkhead fitting at the top of
the tank.
An offtake pipe can be attached and run off to the installation
as required.
Figure 3: Cabinet contents
5000, 7500 and 10000 litre models
Cabinet light
Any pipeline from this must run through the bund lid.
Electronic contents gauge
An electronic contents gauge is supplied with this product.
Filling the tank
The vertical bunded tank with cabinet can be filled from
ground level through a 2"BSP filling port. On the 5000, 7500
and 10,000 litre models, this has a non-return valve to
minimise drips when uncoupling after filling.
Remote contents gauge
2" tank filling port
On the 5000, 7500 and 10,000 litre models, a lever-controlled
ball valve is also included for additional safety.
The fill line has a mechanical overfill prevention valve (OPV).
The OPV limits are indicated on a label fixed inside the
cabinet door.
On the 5000, 7500 and 10,000 litre models, a removable drip
tray is provided which catches drips from the 2" fill port.
Please dispose of contents responsibly.
Drip tray
2500 litre models
2" tank filling port
Remote contents gauge
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HORIZONTAL BUNDED TANK RANGE
HB1135
Horizontal fuel tank
Capacity (Litres)
Length (mm)
Width (mm)
Height (mm)
Top empty product code
Bottom empty product code
1135
2265
1375
1435
BBND-HB1135-TE
BBND-HB1135-BE
HB2500 Horizontal fuel tank
Capacity (Litres)
Length (mm)
Width (mm)
Height (mm)
Top empty product code
Bottom empty product code
24
2500
2900
1700
1605
BBND-HB2500-TE
BBND-HB2500-BE
HB1590 Horizontal fuel tank
Capacity (Litres)
Length (mm)
Width (mm)
Height (mm)
Top empty product code
Bottom empty product code
1590
2265
1375
1435
BBND-HB1590-TE
BBND-HB1590-BE
HB3500 Horizontal fuel tank
Capacity (Litres)
Length (mm)
Width (mm)
Height (mm)
Top empty product code
Bottom empty product code
3500
3150
1980
1765
BBND-HB3500-TE
BBND-HB3500-BE
VERTICAL BUNDED TANK RANGE
VB500 Vertical fuel tank
Capacity (Litres)
Length (mm)
Width (mm)
Height (mm)
Top empty product code
Bottom empty product code
500
1200
1200
1440
BBND-VB500-TE
BBND-VB500-BE
VB1300 Vertical fuel tank
Capacity (Litres)
Length (mm)
Width (mm)
Height (mm)
Top empty product code
Bottom empty product code
1300
1720
1720
1580
BBND-VB1300-TE
BBND-VB1300-BE
VB2500 Vertical fuel tank
Capacity (Litres)
Length (mm)
Width (mm)
Height (mm)
Top empty product code
Bottom empty product code
2500
2100
1800
2215
BBND-VB2500-NG-TE
BBND-VB2500-NG-BE
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VERTICAL BUNDED TANK RANGE
VB5000 Vertical fuel tank
VB7500 Vertical fuel tank
Capacity (Litres)
Length (mm)
Width (mm)
Height (mm)
Top empty product code
Bottom empty product code
Capacity (Litres)
Length (mm)
Width (mm)
Height (mm)
Top empty product code
Bottom empty product code
5000
2230
2005
2885
BBND-VB5000-NG-TE
BBND-VB5000-NG-BE
7500
2550
2305
3020
BBND-VB7500-NG-TE
BBND-VB7500-NG-BE
VB10000 Vertical fuel tank
Capacity (Litres)
Length (mm)
Width (mm)
Height (mm)
Top empty product code
Bottom empty product code
26
10000
2755
2510
3150
BBND-VB10000-NG-TE
BBND-VB10000-NG-BE
VERTICAL BUNDED TANK WITH CABINET
VB5000 Vertical fuel tank with cabinet
Capacity (Litres)
Length (mm)
Width (mm)
Height (mm)
Top empty product code
Bottom empty product code
5000
2795
2005
2885
BBND-VB5000-NG-TE-WC
BBND-VB5000-NG-BE-WC
VB7500 Vertical fuel tank with cabinet
Capacity (Litres)
Length (mm)
Width (mm)
Height (mm)
Top empty product code
Bottom empty product code
7500
3115
2305
3020
BBND-VB7500-NG-TE-WC
BBND-VB7500-NG-BE-WC
VB10000 Vertical fuel tank with cabinet
Capacity (Litres)
Length (mm)
Width (mm)
Height (mm)
Top empty product code
Bottom empty product code
10000
3320
2510
3150
BBND-VB10000-NG-TE-WC
BBND-VB10000-NG-BE-WC
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BALMORAL SUPERFILLTM
Fuel oil storage and dispensing
Superfill tanks and fuel delivery systems are designed to
store and deliver fuel oil (A2) and diesel (D) to BS2869,
and up to 7% mixture biofuel to BSEN14214 standards.
Regulations and guidelines
The following regulations and guidelines are applicable to
the installation and maintenance of fuel delivery stations
and fuel oil tanks and are available from their respective
authorities:
Q British Standards: BS5410-1/2
Q Environment Agency: PPG2
Q Scottish Environmental Protection Agency: PPG2
Q OFTEC: TI/131, TI/136, T19, T32, T14
Q Control of Pollution (oil storage) (England)
Regulations 2001
Q Water Environment (oil storage) (Scotland)
Regulations 2006
Q Groundwater Regulations 1998
Q Local Building Regulations may also cover the site
preparation and installation of integrally bunded tanks.
Electrics
There is a double pole isolator switch mounted on the pump
plate inside the cabinet for connection to a mains power
source.
Filling the Superfill
Superfills can be filled from ground level through a 2"BSP
filling port. The 5000, 7500 and 10,000 litre models have a
non-return valve to minimise drips when uncoupling after
filling. (A non-return valve is not required on the HB1135,
HB2500, HB3500, VB1300 and VB2500 models).
On the 5000, 7500 and 10,000 litre models, a levercontrolled ball valve is included for additional safety.
The Superfill's fill line has a mechanical overfill prevention
valve (OPV). The OPV limits are indicated on a label fixed
inside the cabinet door.
CAUTION
THIS TANK HAS AN OVERFILL
PREVENTION VALVE FITTED.
Min Flow Rate 50 LPM
Max Flow Rate 580 LPM
Min Pressure 0.15psi / 10mBAR
Max Pressure 100psi / 7BAR
Drainage of line 20-30 SECʼS PER M
Superfill tank features
Q Suitable for commercial, industrial and
agricultural applications
Q Horizontal and vertical models
Q Refuelling components easily accessible from ground level
Q Mechanical overfill prevention valve
Q Capacity measurement options
Q Self contained lockable cabinet provides additional
storage of 'incidentals'
Q Cabinet mounted lamp
Q Full reach 4 or 6m delivery hose - dependent on model
Q Integral lifting points
Q Ultra compact sizes
All Superfill tanks are supplied with a 240V pump with nozzle,
holder, hose, non-return valve, remote level gauge, bund
alarm and 2”BSP connection with cap and chain. (A non-
return valve is not required on the HB1135, HB2500, HB3500,
VB1300 and VB2500 models).
Vertical 2500, 5000, 7500 and 10,000 litre models are
supplied with 6m hose, cabinet light and cabinet mounted
analogue flowmeter.
Horizontal 1135, 2500, 3500 and vertical 1300 litre models
are supplied with 4m hose.
Superfill tanks are not suitable for the storage of kerosene
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(paraffin) unless an appropriate IP rated pump is fitted.
Monitoring the Superfill contents
Electronic contents gauge
Balmoral Superfills are supplied with an electronic level
monitoring gauge. The measurement reader is situated within
the bund, on top of the inner tank, and has a leak detection
device within the bund cavity. The display unit is connected
to a standard 3-pin socket in house/premises.
This system is pre-set at the factory and, once activated, will
display the tank contents in 1/10th's, and will also display a
warning in the event of a spill or leak into the bund cavity.
Analogue flow meter
The analogue meter on the fuel delivery system has two
readings:
i 3-digit batch total which can be reset
ii 6-digit totaliser which cannot be reset
Fuel dispensing
The Superfill is provided with four or six metres of delivery
hose as standard with a trigger-activated nozzle.
With the delivery system switched on, fuel delivery is
activated by pulling the trigger on the nozzle. Once fuel is
delivered the nozzle is replaced in the holster when not in
use.
On the 5000, 7500 and 10,000 litre models, a removable
drip tray is provided which catches drips from the 2" fill
port.
Figure 4: SuperfillTM cabinet contents
5000, 7500 and 10,000 litre models
9
8
6
1
10
7
6
5
3
2
11
4
2500 litre models
9
3
6
1
10
6
7
5
11
Key
1 Double pole isolator switch
2 Nozzle
3 2" tank filling port with dry break coupling
4 Drip tray
5 1” delivery line
6 Quick release couplings
7 Analogue flow meter
8 1” Valve (Available on 5000, 7500 and 10,000L models)
9 Cabinet lamp (Available on vertical 2500, 5000, 7500 and 10,000L models)
10 Fuel pump
11 Remote contents gauge
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HORIZONTAL SUPERFILL TANK RANGE
SF1135
SF1300
Horizontal SuperfillTM
Capacity (Litres)
Length (mm)
Width (mm)
Height (mm)
Product code
1135
2265
1375
1435
BBND-HB1135-SF
SF2500H Horizontal Superfill
TM
Capacity (Litres)
Length (mm)
Width (mm)
Height (mm)
Product code
30
2500
2900
1700
1605
BBND-HB2500-SF
Horizontal SuperfillTM
Capacity (Litres)
Length (mm)
Width (mm)
Height (mm)
Top empty product code
SF3500
1300
1720
1720
1580
BBND-VB1300-SF
Horizontal SuperfillTM
Capacity (Litres)
Length (mm)
Width (mm)
Height (mm)
Product code
3500
3150
1980
1765
BBND-HB3500-SF
VERTICAL SUPERFILL TANK RANGE
SF2500 Vertical Superfill
TM
Capacity (Litres)
Length (mm)
Width (mm)
Height (mm)
Product code
SF7500
2500
2100
1800
2215
BBND-VB2500-NG-SF-FM
Vertical SuperfillTM
Capacity (Litres)
Length (mm)
Width (mm)
Height (mm)
Product code
7500
3115
2305
3020
BBND-VB7500-NG-SF-FM
SF5000 Vertical Superfill
TM
Capacity (Litres)
Length (mm)
Width (mm)
Height (mm)
Product code
5000
2795
2005
2885
BBND-VB5000-NG-SF-FM
SF10000 Vertical Superfill
TM
Capacity (Litres)
Length (mm)
Width (mm)
Height (mm)
Product code
10000
3320
2510
3150
BBND-VB10000-NG-SF-FM
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BALMORAL SUPERBLUETM
AdBlueTM storage and dispensing
What is AdBlue™ ?
A registered trademark for AUS32, AdBlue is a solution of high
purity urea in demineralised water and is used as an operating
fluid in diesel-powered trucks that are fitted with Selective
Catalytic Reduction (SCR) equipment to reduce emissions. SCR
engines convert harmful exhaust gases into less destructive
substances. AdBlue is neither explosive nor harmful to the
environment and is classified under the minimum-risk category
of transportable fluids.
AdBlue is not a fuel additive. It is stored separately from the
vehicle’s diesel and is fed into the exhaust system.
On average, AdBlue is consumed at approximately 3-5% by volume
of diesel usage.
The Balmoral SuperBlue™
Meeting the requirements of both commercial and retail outlets,
Balmoral Tanks provides a range of fully integrated AdBlue
dispensing stations from 500-10,000 litre capacity and, uniquely, a
selection of forecourt models up to 10,000 litres in size.
Regulations and guidelines
Forecourt model
Designed to receive and store AdBlue where dispensing and
metering is carried out remotely from the tank.
The Balmoral SuperBlue range meets the requirements of the
Environment Agency good practice guidance, but users should
ensure that they satisfy the following requirements:
The fully lockable Balmoral SuperBlue requires minimal
maintenance and is corrosion resistant. The tanks are fully
bunded providing total protection from leakage and can be
customised to client specification.
Dispensing model
Where applicable, the cabinet on dispensing models is loaded
with features including an integrated light, dispensing hose with
stainless steel auto-nozzle, electronic level gauging system,
digital flowmeter and dry disconnect coupling on the 2” fill line.
Temperature control equipment can be fitted if required.
Balmoral SuperBlue tank features
Q Robust and leak-safe tank-in-tank construction
Q 240V 70LPM stainless steel pump
Q Dispensing hose (6m hose on >2500L, 4m hose ≤2500L)
Q Ensure the dispensing area drainage is isolated from
surface water drains
Q Keep and maintain an appropriate spill kit in case of
spillage
Q Make an emergency plan and carry out suitable training for
dealing with spillages or other accidents
Dispensing
model
•
•
Forecourt
model
•
Optional accessories include:
Q Dispensing hose quick release coupling
•
Q Capacity measurement
•
Q Heating/insulation packages
Q Easy to use automatic stainless steel nozzle
•
Q Three-channel alarm panel (high/low/bund)
Q Isolator safety switch
•
Q Automatic dispensing model with magnetic
Q Convenient cabinet light on vertical models
Q 2” industry standard dry-break fill point connection
Q 2” bottom empty outlet
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There are no specific regulations relating to AdBlue storage,
however the Environment Agency has published information
on storing and using AdBlue and have powers under the AntiPollution Works Regulations to enforce their good practice
guidance if they believe there is a significant environmental
risk from user activities.
•
Optional
•
•
adaptor
SuperBlue™ dispensing models
Electrics
There is a double pole isolator switch mounted on the pump plate
inside the cabinet for connection to a mains power source.
Filling the SuperBlue
SuperBlue tanks can be filled from ground level through a 2" dry
break filling port.
On the 5000, 7500 and 10,000 litre models, a lever-controlled
ball valve is included for additional safety.
Figure 5: SuperBlueTM cabinet contents
5000, 7500 and 10,000 litre forecourt models
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Digital flow meter
The digital flow meter on the delivery system has two readings:
i 5-digit batch total which can be reset
ii 6-digit totaliser which can be reset
AdBlue dispensing
The Superfill is provided with four or six metres of delivery hose
as standard with a trigger-activated nozzle.
With the delivery system switched on, fuel delivery is activated
by pulling the trigger on the nozzle. Once fuel is delivered the
nozzle is replaced in the holster when not in use.
On the 5000, 7500 and 10,000 litre models, a removable drip
tray is provided which catches drips from the 2" fill port.
Pump specifications
Rating: 1~230V, 50Hz
Pumped flowrate: Max 4.2m3/h - 70L/m
Max motor power: 1100W
SuperBlue™ forecourt models
Electronic contents gauge
An electronic contents gauge is supplied with this product.
Filling the SuperBlue
The vertical bunded tank with cabinet can be filled from ground
level through a 2" dry break filling port.
On the 5000, 7500 and 10,000 litre models, a lever-controlled
ball valve is also included for additional safety.
On the 5000, 7500 and 10,000 litre models, a removable drip
tray (4) is provided which catches drips from the 2" fill port (3).
Please dispose of contents responsibly.
Bottom empty
The tank uses a 2” bottom empty polyethylene BS4504 Pn16
raised face flange connection.
1
6
7
6
Electronic contents gauge
Balmoral SuperBlue tanks are supplied with an electronic level
monitoring gauge. The measurement reader is situated within the
bund, on top of the inner tank, and has a leak detection device
within the bund cavity.
This system is pre-set at the factory and, once activated, will
display the tank contents in 1/10th's, and will also display a
warning in the event of a spill or leak into the bund cavity.
9
2
5
10
3
4
2500 litre vertical forecourt model
9
10
6
7
3
1
6
2
5
10
500, 1300 and 2500 litre horizontal forecourt model
1
3
2
5
7
10
Key
1 Double pole isolator switch
2 Nozzle
3 2" tank filling port with dry break coupling
4 Drip tray
5 3/4” delivery line
6 Quick release couplings
7 Digital flow meter
8 Valve (Available on 5000, 7500 and 10,000L models)
9 Cabinet lamp (Available on vertical 2500, 5000, 7500 and 10,000L models)
10 Remote contents gauge
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BALMORAL SUPERBLUE TANK RANGE
SB500 Vertical SuperBlue
SB1300 Vertical SuperBlue
TM
Capacity (Litres)
Length (mm)
Width (mm)
Height (mm)
Product code
TM
500
1200
1200
1440
BBND-SB500-SF-FM
SB2500H Horizontal SuperBlue
TM
Capacity (Litres)
Length (mm)
Width (mm)
Height (mm)
Product code
34
2500
2900
1700
1605
BBND-SB2500-SF-FM
Capacity (Litres)
Length (mm)
Width (mm)
Height (mm)
Product code
1300
1720
1720
1580
BBND-SB1300-SF-FM
SB2500 Vertical SuperBlue
TM
Capacity (Litres)
Length (mm)
Width (mm)
Height (mm)
Forecourt model
Dispensing model
2500
2100
1800
2215
BBND-SB2500-NG-BE-WC
BBND-SB2500-NG-SF-FM
SB5000 Vertical SuperBlue
TM
Capacity (Litres)
Length (mm)
Width (mm)
Height (mm)
Forecourt model
Dispensing model
5000
2795
2005
2885
BBND-SB5000-NG-BE-WC
BBND-SB5000-NG-SF-FM
SB7500 Vertical SuperBlue
TM
Capacity (Litres)
Length (mm)
Width (mm)
Height (mm)
Forecourt model
Dispensing model
7500
3115
2305
3020
BBND-SB7500-NG-BE-WC
BBND-SB7500-NG-SF-FM
SB10000 Vertical SuperBlue
TM
Capacity (Litres)
Length (mm)
Width (mm)
Height (mm)
Forecourt model
Dispensing model
10000
3320
2510
3150
BBND-SB7500-NG-BE-WC
BBND-SB7500-NG-SF-FM
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BUNDED WASTE OIL TANKS
Safe storage and disposal of waste oil
Complementing its range of bunded fuel oil storage tanks,
Balmoral Tanks provides a range of tanks for the safe storage
and disposal of waste oil.
The bunded waste oil tank is manufactured with an integral
funnel which allows waste oil to be poured directly into the inner
tank while avoiding overspill. The waste oil can then be removed
and disposed of by an appropriate authority.
Bunded waste oil tanks are suitable for use at a variety of sites
including garages, civic amenity sites, landfill sites and harbours.
Ranging in capacities from 500-3500 litres, these tanks can be
used to store and dispose of a variety of liquid products such as
diesel and up to 7% mixture biofuel (BSEN14213, BSEN14214).
Integral funnel and grill allows waste oil to be poured directly into
the inner tank while avoiding overspill
Funnel and grill can be removed allowing access to inner tank
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BUNDED WASTE OIL TANK RANGE
WB500 Waste oil tank
Capacity (Litres)
Length (mm)
Width (mm)
Height (mm)
Product code
WB1300 Waste oil tank
500
1200
1200
1440
BWOB-VB500
WB2500 Waste oil tank
Capacity (Litres)
Length (mm)
Width (mm)
Height (mm)
Product code
2500
2900
1700
1605
BWOB-HB2500
Capacity (Litres)
Length (mm)
Width (mm)
Height (mm)
Product code
1300
1720
1720
1580
BWOB-VB1300
WB3500 Waste oil tank
Capacity (Litres)
Length (mm)
Width (mm)
Height (mm)
Product code
3500
3150
1980
1765
BWOB-VB3500
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SINGLE SKIN TANKS
For agricultural, commercial and industrial applications
Balmoral storage tanks are rotationally moulded in one
piece to provide a seamless unit that is environmentally
sensitive and cost effective. These tanks can be used to
contain a variety of liquid products such as heating oils,
diesel and non-potable water.
Balmoral supplies tanks for standard above ground use as well
as underground and bunded tanks for the following sectors:
Q Commercial and private businesses
Q Agricultural industry
Q Road haulage industry
Balmoral’s product range has been assessed by key legislative
bodies within the UK. High levels of quality are consistently
achieved by the use of state-of-the-art manufacturing
techniques and recognised European quality control systems.
These tanks can be used to contain a variety of liquid products
such as:
Q Heating oils
Single skin tank features
Q Kerosene (BS2869)
Q Can be installed at ground level using “Tigerloop”
Q Diesel
Q Up to 7% mixture biofuel (BSEN14213, BSEN14214)
Q High impact strength
Q Manufactured in high quality recyclable polyethylene
Q Standard 1” BSP (female) connector outlet
Q Ø 2” BSP fill point with cap
Q Lightweight and easy to handle
Q UV stabilised
Q Corrosion resistant
Q Fully vented
Q Cost effective
All tanks are supplied with air vent, cap and chain.
To comply with Control of Pollution regulations, all standard
tanks should be fitted with an overfill prevention device
where an air vent cannot be observed whilst filling.
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SINGLE SKIN TANK RANGE
V3635
Capacity (Litres)
Length (mm)
Width (mm)
Height (mm)
Product code
V7270
V5455 Single skin tank
Single skin tank
3635
1800
1800
1840
BFUL-V3635
V10000
Single skin tank
Capacity (Litres)
Length (mm)
Width (mm)
Height (mm)
Product code
Capacity (Litres)
Length (mm)
Width (mm)
Height (mm)
Product code
7270
2085
2085
2510
BFUL-V7270
5455
2000
2000
2260
BFUL-V5455
Single skin tank
Capacity (Litres)
Length (mm)
Width (mm)
Height (mm)
Product code
10000
2330
2330
2920
BFUL-V10000
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DOMESTIC
APPLICATIONS
Bunded tanks
Single skin tanks
Underground tanks
Domestic applications
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DOMESTIC APPLICATIONS
Balmoral Tanks is committed to the safe storage of fuel oil
and has made substantial investment in its bunded tank
products to provide a wide range of vertical, horizontal
fuel oil storage tanks for domestic applications.
All Balmoral bunded tanks contain 110% of the inner tank
volume and meet the requirements of:
Q Control of Pollution (Oil Storage)(England) Regulations:2001
Q Water Environment (Oil Storage)(Scotland) Regulations
April 2006
Q Control of Pollution (Silage, Slurry & Agricultural Fuel Oil)
Regulations: 1991
Bunded tanks
page 44
Single skin tanks
page 46
Underground tanks
page 50
Balmoral Tanks offers a range of fuel oil storage tanks for
practically every domestic situation.
In areas where a risk to the environment exists, such as near a
water course or on a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI)
site, bunded tanks should always be specified. Where low
environmental risks exist it is generally safe to install a single
skinned tank while Balmoral’s unique underground storage
tanks are ideally suited to premises with limited external
space.
In all cases, however, Balmoral Tanks would highly recommend
consultation with the local Building Control officer and
environmental agency such as the EA/SEPA/NIEA.
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BUNDED TANKS
For domestic applications
A bund is a structure which surrounds a tank. It is designed to
contain any accidental leakage or spillage of the contents,
thus preventing pollution of the environment. A traditional
bund, sometimes known as a catchpit, is usually constructed
of rendered brick or blockwork and is separate from the tank.
A Balmoral bunded tank is an integral combination of a fuel oil
tank and a bund (tank within a tank). Both the inner and outer
tanks are manufactured from rotationally moulded
polyethylene. The product avoids the need to construct a
traditional brick built bund, provides a compact installation
and, being enclosed, eliminates the need to dispose of
accumulated rainwater and debris and minimises the risk of a
‘jetting’ type of leakage from a punctured tank raised above
the walls of a traditional style of bund.
All bunds must fulfil the following requirements:
Q must not have a drain outlet
Q must be completely impermeable to liquids
Domestic bunded tank options
Q must contain 110% of the capacity of a single tank installation
Recommended combination of outlet accessories on bottom
offtake bunded tank.
Q must contain all fuel supply/filling accessories within the
catchment area
We advise all Balmoral bund installations to be inspected
regularly, eg once a year or before filling. Any liquid overspill
contained within the outer bund ‘catchpit area’ must be
removed to prevent reaching the overflow level and to avoid
buoyancy of the inner tank.
Parts supplied as standard:
Top fill/top offtake (Figure 2 on page 21)
This option has been primarily designed for domestic
heating applications where bottom offtake bunded tanks, in
some cases, may not be permitted.
Supplied as standard with the following:
Q 105mm diameter (4”) aperture with flush fitting cover for
desludging and inspection of inner tank
Q A factory fitted 10mm brass compression fitting with
internal copper extractor tube. This fitting provides an
offtake suitable for most domestic fuel oil installations
and provides enhanced environmental protection by
avoiding low-level penetrations through the bund. A
suitable pump to extract the tank contents and a non
return valve on the pipeline may be required. A hole
should be drilled in the top of the tank (see Figure 3) for
the fuel supply pipe. Check that there are no air leaks in
the pipeline once assembled
Q Mechanical overfill prevention valve
Q 105mm diameter (4”) aperture with flush fitting cover
Q Either a factory fitted 1”BSP (male) bottom offtake
connection or a 10mm compression fitting for top offtake
Q This fitting provides an offtake suitable for gravity feed
situations whilst maintaining an essential seal of the inner
and outer tanks
Q 2” BSP (male) fill point with cap
Q Lockable hinged manhole cover on outer tank
Q Electronic contents gauge
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Top fill/bottom offtake (Figure 1 on page 21)
Q 2” BSP (male) fill point with cap
Q Lockable hinged manhole cover on outer tank
BUNDED TANK RANGE
For domestic applications
Bunded tank features
Q The bund contains a minimum 110% volume of the inner
tank
HB1135 Bunded tank
Q ‘Tank within a tank’ construction offers integral
protection from leakage and overfilling
Q Electronic fuel gauge fitted as standard to all bunded
tanks and Superfill tanks
Q Overfill prevention device
Q Designed for use as integral unit
Q Covered bund prevents collection of rainwater
Q Lockable hinged cover on outer tank or cabinet allowing
access to standard fittings
Q Made from recyclable polyethylene
Q Corrosion resistant
Q UV stabilised
Q Cost effective
Top Empty supplied with 10mm top offtake, 2”BSP
connection, cap and chain, electronic level gauge and
bund alarm.
Bottom Empty supplied as Top Empty, but replacing 10mm
top offtake with 1” BSP bottom offtake, reducer to 10mm,
gate valve and filter pack for 10mm offtake.
Capacity (Litres)
Length (mm)
Width (mm)
Height (mm)
Top empty product code
Bottom empty product code
1135
2265
1375
1435
BBND-HB1135-TE
BBND-HB1135-BE
HB1590 Bunded tank
Capacity (Litres)
Length (mm)
Width (mm)
Height (mm)
Top empty product code
Bottom empty product code
1590
2265
1375
1435
BBND-HB1590-TE
BBND-HB1590-BE
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SINGLE SKIN TANKS
For domestic applications
Balmoral single skin fuel oil storage tanks are rotationally
moulded in one piece to provide a seamless unit that is
environmentally sensitive and cost effective.
Balmoral supplies tanks for standard above ground use as well
as underground and bunded tanks for the domestic sector.
Balmoral’s product range has been assessed by key legislative
bodies within the UK. High levels of quality are consistently
achieved by the use of state-of-the-art manufacturing
techniques and recognised European quality control systems.
Ranging in capacities from 1250-10,000 litres, these tanks can
be used to contain a variety of liquid products such as:
Q Heating oils
Q Diesel
Q Kerosene (BS2869)
Q Up to 7% mixture biofuel (BSEN14213)
Single skin tank features
Q High impact strength
Q Can be installed at ground level using “Tigerloop”
Q Manufactured in high quality recyclable polyethylene
Q Standard 1” BSP female connector outlet
Q Ø 2” BSP fill point with cap
Q Easily reached filler point
Q Lightweight and easy to handle
Q UV stabilised
Q Corrosion resistant
Q Fully vented
Q Cost effective
All tanks are supplied with air vent, cap and chain.
To comply with Control of Pollution regulations, all standard
tanks should be fitted with an overfill prevention device
where an air vent cannot be observed whilst filling.
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SINGLE SKIN TANK RANGE
For domestic applications
LP1250 Single skin tank
Capacity (Litres)
Length (mm)
Width (mm)
Height (mm)
Product code
1250
1800
1320
840
BFUL-LP1250
H2000 Single skin tank
Capacity (Litres)
Length (mm)
Width (mm)
Height (mm)
Product code
H1500 Single skin tank
Capacity (Litres)
Length (mm)
Width (mm)
Height (mm)
Product code
1500
1850
1300
1060
BFUL-H1500
V1365 Single skin tank
2000
2300
1300
1060
BFUL-H2000
Capacity (Litres)
Length (mm)
Width (mm)
Height (mm)
Product code
1365
1300
1300
1370
BFUL-V1365
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SINGLE SKIN TANK RANGE
For domestic applications
V1800 Single skin tank
Capacity (Litres)
Length (mm)
Width (mm)
Height (mm)
Product code
V2600 Single skin tank
1800
1400
1400
1530
BFUL-V1800
V3635 Single skin tank
Capacity (Litres)
Length (mm)
Width (mm)
Height (mm)
Product code
48
Capacity (Litres)
Length (mm)
Width (mm)
Height (mm)
Product code
2600
1580
1580
1730
BFUL-V2600
V5455 Single skin tank
3635
1800
1800
1840
BFUL-V3635
Capacity (Litres)
Length (mm)
Width (mm)
Height (mm)
Product code
5455
2000
2000
2260
BFUL-V5455
V7270 Single skin tank
Capacity (Litres)
Length (mm)
Width (mm)
Height (mm)
Product code
V10000
7270
2085
2085
2510
BFUL-V7270
Single skin tank
Capacity (Litres)
Length (mm)
Width (mm)
Height (mm)
Product code
10000
2330
2330
2920
BFUL-V10000
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UNDERGROUND TANKS
For domestic applications
Underground fuel oil storage tanks are a popular option for
small gardens, sensitive landscapes and additional
protection when compared to above ground fuel oil storage
options.
Balmoral underground fuel tanks are rotationally moulded in
polyethylene to produce one piece seamless bodies and necks.
They provide discreet and safe storage of oil and diesel. The
tanks are designed using computer engineering analysis
techniques to ensure optimum strength and performance for
underground installation to a standard depth of 500mm.
A basin at the top of the tank neck (See Figure 6) contains a
2” fill point, offtake, contents gauge and overfill prevention
valve, all of which are easily accessed via the lockable
mushroom lid.
A Tigerloop is also supplied with all underground fuel tanks.
The tanks are available in working capacities ranging from
1370-3090 litres to account for both dead volume and a safety
margin.
If you require a tank that doesn’t occupy space in your
garden, or you have restricted space, then a Balmoral
underground tank is the natural choice.
Balmoral underground tanks comply with the requirements of
British Standard BS5410 part 1, Section 6.4h.
Figure 6: Inside tank neck
Underground tank features
10mm outlet with internal
extraction tube fitted
horizontally on outside of
neck (compression fitting to
connect to 10mm copper fuel
supply tube)
2”BSP (male) fill point
with cap
Contents gauge
Vent
Clearly label the inside of
the tank neck to identify the
contents and any relevant
safety information.
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Q Electronic level gauge
Q Overfill prevention valve
Q Tigerloop
Q One piece construction
Q Designed for use as an integral unit
Q Made from recyclable polyethylene
Q Standard depth 500mm
Q Corrosion resistant
All Underground fuel tanks are supplied with electronic level
gauge, overfill prevention device and Tigerloop.
UNDERGROUND TANK RANGE
For domestic applications
UG1370 Underground tank
Capacity (Litres)
Length (mm)
Width (mm)
Height (mm)
Product code
1370
1900
1150
2020
BFUL-UG1370-B1-WM-OFP
UG2410 Underground tank
Capacity (Litres)
Length (mm)
Width (mm)
Height (mm)
Product code
2410
2350
1350
2220
BFUL-UG2410-B2-WM-OFP
UG3090 Underground tank
Capacity (Litres)
Length (mm)
Width (mm)
Height (mm)
Product code
3090
3200
1350
2220
BFUL-UG3090-B3-WM-OFP
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BALMORAL TANKS
www.balmoraltanks.com
Balmoral Tanks
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Balmoral Tanks Ltd
Balmoral Tanks Ltd, a division of Balmoral Group Holdings
Ltd, is a leading European engineering design and
manufacturing company.
As a result of significant investment in people and plant,
the company produces what is believed to be the most
comprehensive range of tank products available from a
single source in the EU.
Civil engineering, wastewater treatment, drainage, fuel oil
containment, bulk liquid and potable water storage sectors
are all key sectors for the company.
Visit balmoraltanks.com for a comprehensive overview of
the company and its products.
Other Balmoral Tanks products
Q Wastewater treatment plant
Q Rainwater harvesting systems
Q Bulk liquid storage
Q Chemical storage
Q Potable/non-potable water storage
Q Fuel oil storage and dispensing
Q Trade moulding
Q GRP sectional water storage
Q Steel sectional water storage
The Balmoral name has become a
brand in its own right, synonymous
with product development,
technical excellence and
manufacturing efficiency.
Balmoral Tanks
Quality Assurance
Balmoral Tanks Ltd is certified to BS EN ISO 9001. The
company’s QA manuals are available for examination by
all clients.
Balmoral Group
Balmoral Group Holdings Ltd is a privately owned business
headquartered in Aberdeen, UK, and has been providing
solutions to the civil and environmental, building and energy
sectors since 1980.
The enterprise has been built upon research, development and
technical innovation. It is this commitment to progress that
has helped the company achieve its status as a market leader
in its chosen fields of operation.
The company has, for a number of years, successfully
operated manufacturing processes at Balmoral Park which are
approved and strictly regulated by the Scottish Environment
Protection Agency under Part B of the Environmental
Protection Act 1990.
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Balmoral Tanks
BALMOR AL TANKS
HEAD OFFICE AND FACTORIES
Balmoral Park, Loirston, Aberdeen AB12 3GY, Scotland
Tel +44 (0)1224 859000 Fax +44 (0)1224 859123
Email tanks@balmoral.co.uk www.balmoraltanks.com
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