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 wall is always made of bund and it has got a protective nature that helps keep the contents of the tank 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 benefits of using bunded fuel tanks over other tanks in the storage of fuels.
These tanks are very environmental friendly because they prevent the contents 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 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.
Bunded fuel tanks are very safe and secure because of the fact that they are very durable. 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 also helps to prevent accident that can occur because the tanks are not strong enough to hold the content inside for quite some time. 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 can hold up to one hundred and twenty thousand liters of fuel, this is because the bund wall makes it stronger hence giving it that ability. Other fuel tanks have got the maximum limit that they can hold in terms of capacity because they are not strong enough to stand the pressure that comes with holding more fuel. This is the reason why health sectors, environmental organizations and even fuel industries will go for bunded fuel tanks instead of other fuel tanks.