Waste Oil Tanks
Waste Oil Tanks
Cost-effective Waste Oil Storage Solutions
Whether your business is big or small, it’s important to invest in quality waste oil storage.
Getting the right used and waste oil storage tanks can make a huge difference to your bottom line and your peace of mind – particularly when you consider it only takes one litre of waste oil to make one million litres of fresh water undrinkable.
What contaminates oil?
Modern engines may be efficient, but the heat they generate still changes motor oil, causing a breakdown of additives and other key properties. This creates acids that combine with other contaminants including dirt, dust and rust, along with small amounts of water. Add to this exhaust gases that leak past the piston rings and you have contaminated oil that could contain cadmium, aluminium, lead, steel, iron and chromium as well as arsenic and benzopyrene.
It’s a list of chemicals you wouldn’t want in your drinking water, which is why waste oil storage is heavily regulated and preventing spills has to be a first priority.
Waste oil storage: the basics
Essentially, the legislation forbids the disposal of waste oil into the soil or into stormwater and outlines the requirements for the prevention of any spills by ensuring oil is stored in a bunded and covered area and in appropriate containers or waste oil storage tanks.
Depending on state legislation, you may also need a licence if you’re storing large quantities of waste oil, and in some cases there will be a levy on liquid waste. The transport of waste oil may be subject to hazardous waste tracking.
Across the board, the basics around waste oil storage are:
Storing waste oil: the challenges
Drums are a traditional form of oil storage, but come with significant risk, particularly in extreme weather conditions.
Apart from being a less space-efficient option, hot summer temperatures can make leaks more likely, particularly if the drums are exposed to weather.
As it rains, water can be trapped on top of the barrels and submerge the bungs. As the drum heats and cools, air is exchanged between the air space above the waste oil and the atmosphere.
This can result in water that is sitting on top of the bungs being pulled into the oil, ultimately settling at the bottom of the barrel and raising the overall fluid level. As the process continues and more water is accumulated, the barrel can become deformed and push oil out of the bungs, causing a potentially harmful and expensive spill.
F.E.S. Waste oil storage tanks: the solution
F.E.S. self-bunded tanks provide a complete waste oil storage solution.
Designed to AS1940 and AS1692 (tanks for flammable and combustible liquids), an F.E.S. Bloc Tank ticks all the regulatory boxes in one step, reducing the need for multiple barrels and for a designated bunded storage area.
Unique to F.E.S., our 1,000 – 10,000 litre Bloc tanks are designed for safety, efficiency and long life and comply with all Australian regulations.
They’re built to the highest quality standards with a heavy-duty 300 micron paint finish and stainless steel fittings that won’t react with the chemicals that can be found in waste oil, keeping your tanks safe and your oil ready for recycling. This means waste oil can be stored outside while minimising the risk of corrosion, water contamination, and leaks.
The cube styling of the F.E.S. Bloc tanks range also gives maximum volume with a small space-saving footprint. With an in-built bund capable of taking 110 per cent of the tank’s capacity, they can be placed wherever they are needed on site without the need for building work, concrete walls or excavations and are also easy to store, relocate and transport.
Because of their capacity self-bunded Bloc tanks also eliminate the spills and safety risks that come with using multiple waste oil storage drums.
Other Waste Oil Tanks Available
In The F.E.S. Range
12,000L Waste Oil Tank
30,000L Waste Oil Tank
68,000L Waste Oil Tank
75,000L Waste Oil Tank
90,000L Waste Oil Tank
100,000L Waste Oil Tank
Industries we serve
Custom Design and Build Services
We offer a custom ‘design and build’ waste oil storage for all industruies. From storage, pumping and distribution to the latest monitoring and security technology.
Whatever your challenge, we guarantee to improve your process of storing waste oil over the long term. Better internal logistics that deliver operational and financial savings for your business.
We created our unique range of waste oil tanks to comply with all aspects of aboveground fuel storage tanks regulations and compliance so you don’t have to.
All F.E.S. tanks come with a standard 12-month warranty. They’re also protected by a 7-year warranty on structural manufacturing defects and 12-month warranty on manufacturing paint defects.