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.
Plastic 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.
They are a unproved solution – never stood the test of time- properties all over Australia have steel tanks that have been there well in excess of 20 years.
UV breakdown risk ? – who knows will it last or not ?
Generates condensation in your tank – hence water contamination probability is higher.
Never can be altered modified – can’t add fittings or pipe work successfully .
Don’t take it near any hot objects – like exhaust pipes off engines or you may do irreparable damage to your tank.
You can only have it the way it comes – no customisation – no corporate colours.
Yes is very light – you can push them around when empty .
Overall a cheap temporary solution for small users on a farm.
Reliable – full standards approval for both petrol and diesel.
Can be made in all shapes and sizes – not just out of a mould.
Sizes from 50 to 100,000 litres for use in all applications.
Easy to move with liftable points – some sizes and designs you can lift when full !
Robust strong – painted in a variety of colours – can easily attach corporate logos and safety signage to tank wall.
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.
Sloping floors on many models for easy cleaning and water draw off.
Can be pressure tested if required.
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.
Can be supplied as a fire rated option for special requirements.
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.
December 14, 2020 | View: 585