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Focusing on Steel Water Tanks

Sectional steel water tanks This (sectional) type of tank is the normal solution where steel tanks are required for durability and versatility. Whilst plastic tanks are more suited to potable water, especially in the smaller sizes, steel tanks can be used under certain circumstances. The steel tanks are circular and made from galvanised steel to […]

Focusing on Underground Water Tanks

Potable or Non-Potable water – when you might need an underground tank Underground potable water tanks Where a domestic, or indeed commercial, property has a private borehole, a storage tank may be required for the water. If this has been tested and approved as potable water then it should only need a suitable tank with […]

Focusing on Plastic Water Tanks

Potable and Non-Potable water – why have different tanks? Firstly, what do the terms mean?   Potable water, in short, is drinking water.  Non-potable water generally would be rainwater or other untreated water – used for cleaning, irrigation or possibly livestock drinking water, but not safe for human consumption or personal hygiene. Potable water tanks are […]

Products for liquid dispensing solutions

UK-based manufacturer and stockist Tanks-UK Ltd offer a range of innovative solutions for fuel dispensing systems. Some of the products readily available include: ALPHA Units Manufactured in the UK, the Alpha units are complete fuel pumps, which can be used with underground or above ground storage tanks. Why would you use these in preference to […]

Pumping solutions – ask for DAB

Global brand – Stocked in the UK As a global brand with 5 manufacturing plants around the world, DAB pumps are well known, well made and a trusted brand. Tanks-UK Ltd are distributors for DAB pumps and we do stock some of the most frequently ordered pumps. But with their large UK stockholding, we can […]

Focusing on Harlequin Tanks – direct delivery

Manufactured and stocked in the UK Tanks-UK are distributors and stockists of Harlequin’s range of plastic tanks and fuel dispensers. If there’s an item we don’t have in stock, it can be sent out directly from the factory to your delivery address, saving time for you. Take a look as well at our recent blog […]

Spotlight on Enduramaxx products – for quick delivery

Enduramaxx tanks are manufactured and stocked in the UK for immediate despatch Tanks-UK supply the Enduramaxx range of tanks, which are rotationally moulded from UV stabilised PE (or other plastic in some cases for increased chemical resistance) in different colours and configurations. They are constructed in one piece with no seams which could split and […]

Spotlight on Cemo products – for quick delivery

EU-manufactured products – stocked in the UK for immediate despatch Cemo have for many years been providing innovative solutions for fuel and chemical storage and dispensing applications. Tanks-UK are CEMO distributors, bringing you a range of products for industrial, commercial or agricultural uses. IBC Spill Bunds The Intermediate Bulk Container, better known as an IBC, […]

Providing solutions quickly from our Tungsten Tanks stocked range

The Tungsten Tanks brand initially specialised in steel tanks, but has expanded more recently to cover plastic tanks, bowsers of all types and the innovative Plastic in Steel high-security tanks. Here we describe some more of the products we have in stock. Pressure Washer Bowsers The Tungsten Pressure washer bowsers are water bowsers fitted with […]

Looking at the essential extras – pumps and fittings

DAB Pumps selection

Pumps and fittings from stock Whether you need additional or alternative fittings from those supplied as standard, or you’re looking to replace fittings on an existing installation, Tanks-UK can often supply these from stock. There may be occasions when pumps are required as stand-alone products – no problem. We can advise you on the best […]

When you are in a hurry… Tungsten Tanks to the rescue

Did you know that Tanks-UK stock some of the most popular products? Our Tungsten Tanks range spans a number of different product categories and a selection of these are kept in stock at our own premises, ready for immediate delivery. Fuel Dispensers Whether on farms or industrial premises, the 5000 litre fuel dispenser is one […]

Dispensing systems – what are they?

Dispensing systems What do we mean by dispensing systems? Well, in the basic form they will consist of a pump, hose and nozzle – but there are many variations on this. For instance, higher speed nozzles available, which are useful for refuelling large vehicle fuel tanks on farms or transport depots. The nozzles can be […]

Effluent Treatment systems

When you think of effluent treatment you probably think of sewage treatment plants.  But this is not the only type of effluent which requires treatment before it is allowed to be discharged. Industrial process liquid waste is also effluent requiring treatment. As discussed in an earlier blog post, the word ‘effluent’ means waste outflow, generally […]

Rainwater Harvesting – invest ready for next summer

Want to keep your garden green in a hot dry summer – even if there’s a hosepipe ban? Want to reduce your water bills? Need a ready supply of water on the farm or nursery for irrigation or livestock? The answer is to take advantage of a free resource when it falls from the sky […]

Storing AdBlue® in bulk

Fleet users of diesel powered vehicles will almost certainly need to store AdBlue® in bulk as well as diesel. Mostly this would be a dispensing tank (see our earlier blog post here). However, there are reasons why you might want a plain storage tank. One illustration of this is where the customer put in a […]

Effluent Bulk Storage Tanks

The definition of effluent is basically ‘an outflowing of waste liquid’. But rarely can liquid waste from farms and industry literally outflow directly into a watercourse, the ground, or even a soakaway drain. If not treated at source, there will be an environmental requirement for storage tanks for safe containment prior to collection by a […]

Chemical Bulk Storage Tanks

Chemical storage tanks outside

In industry, agriculture or horticulture there is often a need for safe bulk storage of chemicals and often this requires a means of dispensing as well. Of course, ‘chemicals’ is a very broad term, and could include many low hazard, non-toxic substances such as molasses used in animal feed; as well as the more hazardous […]

Bulk storage of fuel

Whatever type of fuel you need to store, the tank must meet all relevant regulations for oil storage. In this context ‘oil’ would include: Kerosene (also called paraffin or heating oil) Diesel HVO (Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil) Petrol AvGas (Aviation fuel) Bulk storage includes non-domestic storage of any of the above, for instance on construction sites, […]

Water tanks for bulk storage

Bulk storage water tanks could be required for a number of purposes and the requirements will often be very specific to the user. Considering the different uses for bulk water storage, and what is most appropriate in the circumstances, is where Tanks-UK can help. Firstly, we need to ascertain what type of water needs to […]

Portable Dispensing Tanks

Bowsers, ADR Tanks & Portable Fuel Tanks There are a lot of situations where refuelling of vehicles and equipment can’t be done from a static tank. Wherever petrol or diesel powered equipment has to be away from the main base, for instance on larger farms, construction sites, landscaping and local authority maintenance support – some […]

AdBlue® Dispensing Tanks

2500 Litre Harlequin Adblue Tank, 2500 Litre Bunded AdBlue® Dispenser, AdBlue Dispensing Tanks, Industrial Bunded Tanks

What exactly is AdBlue® and why does it need a special type of dispenser? It is basically a solution of urea and demineralised water, which works within a diesel vehicle’s catalytic conversion system to reduce toxic exhaust emissions. The reason why it needs specific tanks is because it is corrosive, so most metal dispensing equipment […]

Large Steel Dispensing Tanks

Large steel fuel dispensing tanks from Tungsten Tanks. There are plenty of situations when only a steel tank will do. Steel tanks are better suited to the larger capacities required where there is a fleet of vehicles to be refuelled. Another advantage of choosing steel tanks is that they can be manufactured in bespoke sizes […]

Large Fuel Dispensing Tanks

Large capacity plastic fuel dispensers – ideal for agricultural or logistics depot requirements. Whether on the farm or in a transport depot, you need to be able to have a safe, secure and easy to use means of refuelling vehicles. Obviously this calls for large capacity storage when you have a number of large vehicles […]

Portable skid-mounted bowsers and cube tanks

Sometimes a bowser doesn’t have wheels… If you need to move fuel and/or AdBlue® around a site for refuelling; or you need a portable source of water, it is often more convenient to have a tank on the back of your vehicle rather than towing a bowser. There’s a wide range of different versions available […]

Dust Suppression

Farm tracks, Construction sites, Equestrian arenas/ménage areas, Quarries, Private estate roads, e.g. gravel roads – in the drier months these locations can all create a huge amount of dust from vehicle or animal movements. This is not only a nuisance but it is also a health and safety hazard. Dust clouds from vehicle movements can […]

Watering Bowsers

2000L Highway tow watering bowser

Now that the summer season is upon us, watering of plants becomes an essential task. Wherever plants are grown, they will need water in dry weather. Watering bowsers are used wherever it isn’t possible to use mains fed sprinklers or sprayers. Therefore the variety of options for watering bowsers includes small gravity feed manual trolleys […]

Bowsers – what are they used for?

2000L Highway tow watering bowser

See it at Cereals! – Stand 650 What is a bowser, and what can they be used for? In the UK at least they are portable tanks. The name originally comes from an American inventor, Sylvanus Bowser, who is credited with the invention of the first service station petrol pump, so strictly speaking they should only […]

Monitoring your fuel and heating oil tanks

Apollo Standard Oil Gauge, Diesel Flowmeters & Gauges, Fuel Tank Accessories, APP-STD

Don’t run out of oil! One of the worst things in cold weather is to find your heating oil has run out unexpectedly. Not only does it leave you without heating until you can get a delivery, but the tank sludge may enter the fuel lines and can cause damage to your heating system. This […]

Maintenance of fuel tanks – time for Spring cleaning?

Spring Clean your Fuel Tank Now is a good time to check your fuel tank over and give it a spring clean. Cleaning down the outside will enable you to see if there is any weather damage, such as splits in plastic tanks; paint chipping off or rust appearing on steel tanks. For steel tanks […]

Fabricated Plastic tanks and accessories

Sometimes tanks need to be supplied as complete bespoke projects. For instance, you may need industrial chemical tanks to fit in a specific space. Or maybe you need to fit a plastic water tank into the back of a vehicle or a boat, and none of the standard ones are suitable. Bespoke plastic fabricated tanks […]

Focus on GRP tanks and custom solutions

SPEL GRP Underground tank

Glass reinforced plastic tanks Glass reinforced plastic, commonly known as GRP, is just that – an immensely durable material in which glass fibres are permanently bonded into a plastic resin substrate to strengthen the plastic. These tanks are suitable for anything from chemical storage to potable (drinking) water. The added bonus is that they can […]

Trolley tanks and Bowsers

Adapted trolley for train coolant

Providing solutions by adaptation Ever thought about how trains are serviced? Well, neither had we until we were approached by a train servicing company. They were looking for a custom solution for replacing coolant in trains. We were able to supply exactly what they needed at an economical price, by making a few adaptations from […]

Focusing on steel tanks – adapting to your needs

2500Litre Custom Diesel Tank

Steel tanks – custom solution case study When RAF Mildenhall were looking to replace their ageing fleet of base standard tanks, we worked with them to find a solution to fit their budget and their specification. They saved $1.6M by using above ground steel tanks, based on our standard product range but adapted to meet […]

Private drainage systems – what’s the difference between cess pits, septic tanks, sewage treatment plants and pump stations?

Not everyone is on mains drainage. There are a lot of reasons why you might need a private water treatment system. But did you know that there are different systems depending on the circumstances? Cess pits In the most basic form, cess pits to store untreated waste are still permissible in certain circumstances, and are […]

Adaptations and customisations

Adapted and customised tanks – you’ve probably seen our huge range of plastic tanks, but did you know we can adapt them to your needs? For instance, the AdBlue™ dispensing tanks and diesel fuel points. Since these are both consumables, you probably need to monitor usage, per week, per vehicle, per user, etc. This is […]

Esybox Pump – What Do They Mean When They Say…

If you’re unfamiliar with the world of fluid pumping, whether it’s for drinking water supply, rainwater harvesting or wastewater treatment, you may be puzzled by the terms and phrases used in the industry. But a basic understanding will help you to choose the right pump for your needs, so let’s just explain a few of […]

D-tron Pumps – What Do They Mean When They Say…

If you’re unfamiliar with the world of fluid pumping, whether it’s for drinking water supply, rainwater harvesting or wastewater treatment, you may be puzzled by the terms and phrases used in the industry. But a basic understanding will help you to choose the right pump for your needs, so let’s just explain a few of […]

Divertron Smart Pump – What Do They Mean When They Say…

Pumps – What Do They Mean When They Say… If you’re unfamiliar with the world of fluid pumping, whether it’s for drinking water supply, rainwater harvesting or wastewater treatment, you may be puzzled by the terms and phrases used in the industry. But a basic understanding will help you to choose the right pump for […]

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1100ITE Bunded Harlequin Tank

1100ITE, 1,100 Litre Bunded slimline Oil Tank, Harlequin, Oil Storage Tank, Plastic, Domestic

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