A tank that has got a wall of bund built round it and is used to store, handle or process hazardous fuel is known as a bunded fuel tank. The wall is always made of bund and it has got a protective nature that helps keep the contents of the tank very safe. A bunded fuel tank is always used in the storage of acids, heating oil and also crude oil. These substances cannot be stored in plastic tanks or even single skin tanks because of their corrosive nature and temperatures that they have to sand or else they will destroy them within a short period of time. The following are some of the benefits of using bunded fuel tanks over other tanks in the storage of fuels.
Bunded fuel tanks are very environmentally friendly because of the fact that they prevent the fuel content from polluting the environment. Protection of the environment has become one of the major issues affecting the entire world and there is need to protect it. With the use of bunded tanks the risk that comes with exposing such chemicals to the environment is reduced making it very effective to protect the environment. This has become possible because these tanks have a double layer that makes it close to impossible for the fuel stored inside it to break out as compared to the ordinary tanks which expose then to higher risks.
Durability is yet another feature of a bunded fuel tank that makes to be very safe and secure in terms of fuel storage. This means that for them to wear out, it will have to take a longer time for that to happen. This makes the fuel contents to be very safe and secure. This will help to prevent any kind of accident that might occur because the fuel tank is not strong enough to hold the fuel inside it. Companies will go for bunded fuel tanks because they are durable hence they will only have to buy one in a long while instead of buying one then replacing it frequently.
Bunded fuel tanks have got a higher storage capacity because they come in big sizes. Bunded fuel tanks are strong enough to hold up to one hundred and twenty thousand and liters of fuel because they have been made stronger with the wall bund around it. Fuel tanks made from other materials can only stand small amounts of fuel capacity in them because they can get destroyed by pressure of holding more than the maximum limit. This has made bunded fuel tanks to be preferred with most industries and be recommended by environmental programs and health institutions.