Which bunded fuel tank is better? Steel or plastic?
Sometimes it’s hard to work out which one is best, there is so many different styles and sizes to choose from. Some people choose a fuel tank whithout doing their research and some end up buying the wrong one, which can be dangerous on so many levels.
Plastic is becoming a huge problem on our planet. Too many products that we use on a day to day basis are manufactured using plastics. Plastic is much harder to recycle than most materials and is becoming harder on the environment. So we believe using the highest possible grade steel is best practice when manufacturing fuel tanks and other fuel storage.
So, hopefully this information we give can help you choose the correct bunded fuel tank.
Pros of steel bunded fuel tanks:
- Pricing is extremely competitive.
- Steel fuel tanks can be manufactured with a capacity up to 120,000 ltrs.
- Steel is more secure, plastic can be easily be drilled through and oil stolen.
- Steel can last a lot longer and is more durable.
- Lots of areas for flexibility within the design of steel fuel tanks. Bespoke tanks can be made in a range of complex designs.
- Very resistant to internal and external corrosion.
Cons of steel bunded fuel tanks:
- Steel fuel tanks are much heavier and are more difficult to move around.
- Steel can also corrode and discolour over time.
- Steel fuel tanks can be vulnerable at welded seams.
If you would like to find out more about our bunded fuel tanks, fuel bowsers and other steel fuel storage equipment, then please contact us online.
We are always looking to improve our fuel tanks and services, if you have any questions or would like to raise an issue please contact us. Alternatively, speak to an expert member of Fuel Safe UK by calling 01282 219130.