Poly versus Steel Diesel Tanks
To everyone who has a diesel tank -don’t be fooled.
The plastic moulders are trying to sell a quick fix cheap solution for all your needs.
Criticising steel tanks – claiming they rust and that plastic is the answer.
The facts are quite different.
PlasticPlastic is only approved up to 10,000 litres in Australia in a self-bunded configuration.
The bund must be made of non-combustible material – how they make the bund from plastic is a question.
It must have a minimum separation distance of 15 metres from any building or boundary .
It cannot be used on a construction site.
Never can be altered modified – can’t add fittings or pipe work successfully.
SteelReliable – full standards approval for both petrol and diesel.
Can be positioned in close proximity to buildings and boundaries – refer to AS 1940-2017 for exact separation distances.
Can be used on Construction sites, Mine sites, Industrial or commercial operations – the list goes on.
Can repair it or modify if needed - easy and simple- repaint it , clean it – you name it - you can do it!
Multitudes of pumping and dispensing options – not just a few cheap add on pump options to make it work.
You can only have it the way it comes – no customisation – no corporate colours.
Don’t take it near any hot objects – like exhaust pipes off engines or you may do irreparable damage to your tank.
very light – you can push them around when empty.
"They are a unproved solution – never stood the test of time
UV breakdown risk ? – who knows will it last or not ?"
Generates condensation in your tank – hence water contamination probability is higher.
a cheap temporary solution for small users on a farm.
Robust strong – painted in a variety of colours – can easily attach corporate logos and safety signage to tank wall.
Can be made in all shapes and sizes – not just out of a mould.
Can be supplied as a fire rated option for special requirements.
Easy to move with liftable points – some sizes and designs you can lift when full !
All over Australia have steel tanks that have been there well in excess of 20 years.
Sloping floors on many models for easy cleaning and water draw off.
Can be pressure tested if required.
Supplied with optional platforms and ladders for proper tank dipping and access.
Is more expensive – yes true you pay for peace of mind with a truly compliant solution.