OFTEC, the Federation of Petroleum Suppliers
and the Environmental Alliance, have produced a series of handy information sheets and guidelines to assist in the siting, installation and maintenance of oil tanks.
These are free to download and can be viewed by clicking the links below.
OFTEC Technical Information Sheets and Guidance
The Oil Firing Technical Association (OFTEC) is the trade association for the oil heating, cooking and fuel tank industry in the United Kingdom, Channel Islands, Isle of Man and Republic of Ireland.
OFTEC produce a series of useful 'Home Guides' providing advice on oil tank installation and maintenance… and best of all, they’re free. To download your own copy, simply select the relevant publication below:
Oil Firing Technical Association (OFTEC) Guidance
If you don't find the answer to your query, you can always call OFTEC on 0845 65 85 080. Please note OFTEC may levy a charge for the resolution of more complex queries.
Federation of Petroleum Suppliers (FPS) Guidance
The FPS is the trade association for the downstream oil distribution industry in the United Kingdom, Channel Islands, Isle of Man and Republic of Ireland. FPS members are the responsible for the delivery of the majority of heating oil to consumers in Great Britain. The FPS produces a series of briefing notes and guidance for the specification, design, installation and maintenance of oil tank installations. These can be downloaded by clicking the links below:
Pollution Prevention Guidelines
These publications can be downloaded by clicking the relevant link below:
If you're installing an Oil Tank at industrial, institutional or commercial premises, it is also worth checking out the NetRegs
website or contacting your local Pollution Prevention Officer.
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