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Important Information Regarding Heating Oil Tanks

Something that customers may not know about Tate Oil is that we are part of the FPS (Federation of Petroleum Suppliers). With thuis in mind, recently the FPS joined forces with OFTEC (Oil Firing Technical Association) to launch the Tank Safe Campaign urging oil-heated homeowners to make sure their storage tanks are fit for purpose.

The campaign features information on the Oilsave website for homeowners, oil distributors and service technicians and there is a short information video for homeowners on the Oilsave You Tube channel.

It is the responsibility of the homeowner to maintain any oil tanks on their property and to avoid them failing.

Spills and leaks can be extremely costly to clean up and can contaminate ground water supplies and building foundations.

 What you can do.

Conduct a quick visual check every few months for any of the following warning signs:


Annual servicing

A tank inspection should be performed annually at the time of the boiler service.

Your service engineer will check your tank for general condition and check for the presence of water/condensation, which will collect at the bottom. If condensation is present, it will be stirred upon oil delivery and may be carried down to the boiler and cause a breakdown.

An OFTEC registered technicians will provide a report on the condition of your tank detailing
observations and any actions you need to take to prevent an oil pollution incident occurring.

Other important factors to consider:

What should I do if my Tank is damaged?

Why should I do it?

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