A fuel tank that has got the capability of handling, storing and even processing hazardous material in it and is made up of a bund wall around it is referred to as a bunded fuel tank. The bund is a wall that is very protective in nature to help in keeping the fuel content very safe. Industries use their bunded fuel tanks to store crude oil, heating oil and even acidic substances. Such fuel contents are very corrosive and can destroy single skin tanks or even plastic tanks if they were to be used. The following are some of the reasons why bunded fuel tanks are preferred in industrial storage of fuels.
Bunded fuel tanks are very environmentally friendly because of the fact that they prevent the fuel content from polluting the environment. Environmental protection has become one of the most urgent issues in the world and there has been need to look into it. With the ability of keeping its content safe and secure, bunded fuel tanks have helped to protect the environment from being polluted with these fuel substances. This ability is made possible by the band wall which is one of the features of a bunded fuel tank, which has made it more strong, durable and secure as compared to plastic and single skin fuel tanks.
Bunded fuel tanks are longer lasting; this makes it safe and secure to store the fuel. They will take a long time before it wear and tear out which will be very helpful in the long run. This makes the fuel contents to be very safe and secure. This also helps to prevent the accidents that occur because the fuel tank that was used was not strong enough to hold the content inside it. Durability that comes with the double layer will ensure that the company does not have to keep on buying new tanks and instead use one tank that will serve them very well for a long time without needing to be constantly replaced.
Bunded tanks always come in big sizes; this means that their storage capacity is very high. The materials that have been use in making the bunded tanks allow them to be that big because they are strong enough to hold up to one hundred and twenty thousand liters of fuel. Unlike other materials such as plastic that do have the maximum amount of liters it can hold and also the largest size that can be made because it cannot withstand high pressure. This has made them the most reliable tanks to be used in industries and the most preferred according to the environmental regulations and health standards.