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. 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 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 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 been made possible by the unique feature of a bunded fuel tank, that is the double layer with the outer one being a bund wall which makes it stronger then any other fuel tank.
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 assures you of the safety of the fuel content in a bunded fuel tank. 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. If you buy a bunded fuel tank you will only replace it after a very long time, this is opposed to other tanks that requires you to replace them more frequently.
Being that bunded fuel tanks come in big sizes, it definitely means that they have got a higher storage capacity as compared to other fuel tanks. 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. 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 them the most reliable tanks to be used in industries and the most preferred according to the environmental regulations and health standards.