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 bund is a wall that has got a protective nature and has got the capability of keeping the contents of the fuel tanks safe. A bunded fuel tank is always used in the storage of acids, heating oil and also crude oil. 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. 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 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. They will take a long time before it wear and tear out which will be very helpful in the long run. The content will also be safe if they have to be kept in storage for quite a long time. 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. 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. 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. 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 has made them the most reliable tanks to be used in industries and the most preferred according to the environmental regulations and health standards.