Q: Are Simon Engineering tanks compliant with 'Oil Storage Regulations for Businesses' (Environment Agency and Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, England and Wales, 2018) and GPP2: Above Ground Oil Storage Tanks (Scotland and Northern Ireland)?
A: Our rectangular, horizontal, integrally bunded, above ground fuel storage tanks are manufactured to the highest standards to recommendations made in 'Oil Storage Regulations for Businesses' (Environment Agency and Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, England and Wales, 2018) and GPP2: Above Ground Oil Storage Tanks (Scotland and Northern Ireland).
Q: What materials do you manufacture tanks from?
A: All tanks manufactured by Simon Engineering conform generally to BS799-5 : 2010 (Type J) and use certified material (Mild Steel to BSEN 10025(2004) S275 JR or equivalent).
Q: How do you prevent tanks from corrosion?
A: All tanks manufactured by Simon Engineering use the following paint system on external surfaces of the tank unless otherwise specified by the customer.
- 1 x coat zinc phosphate primer.
- 1 x top coat gloss enamel.
Customers can request an Epoxy painted internal lining for more corrosive contents or external specialist paintwork for marine, desert or forest environments.
Our standard colour is BS 4800 14C39 (Leaf Green) but we can paint in most colours as long as there is a RAL or BS number.
Roller shutter doors on cabinets can be ordered with plastisol coating to help prevent rust in extreme environments.
Q: What thickness steel do you use?
A: Steel plate thickness for inner tank and bund is dependant on tank size.
Tanks up to 12,000 litres are manufactured in 3mm plate, tanks up to 24,000 litres are manufactured in 4 or 5 mm plate and tanks 25,000 litres and above are manufactured in 6 mm plate. However, customers may require extra thickness steel along with epoxy internal paintwork for more corrosive contents e.g Leachate.
Q: Do you have a quality system?
A: Simon Engineering demonstrates its ability to supply consistently high quality by its BS EN ISO 9001:2008 accreditation and manufacture generally to BS 799-5:2010 standard.
Simon Engineering is committed to a policy of Quality Assurance, which is designed to ensure that our fabricated storage tanks comply with client requirements and statutory regulations whilst being commercially viable.
Q: How do you test your tanks?
A: Tank, bund and pipework air tests are all conducted by our competent and trained platers and welders to ensure there will be no leaks during service.
Q: What will tanks safely store?
A: Tanks will safely store all variants of liquids such as diesel fuels, bio fuels, heating oils, slurry containment, water storage, leachate and non-corrosive chemicals – however some liquids may require the tank to have a specialist lining.
Q: What sizes of tanks do you manufacture?
A: We manufacture and distribute a wide range of storage tanks in a variety of sizes, types and styles from 1,000 litres to 150,000 litres. We can also manufacture non-standard capacities and dimensions to suit customer requirements.
Q: What do you offer for tank security?
A: We supply cabinets with lockable roller shutter doors (manual or electric). A security top box is available on request to securely cover inlets and outlets on the tank top. We use lockable ball valves which secure the pipework.
Q: What size cabinet should I have?
A: Basically it comes down to what you want to be fitted in you cabinet.Our standard cabinets are:-
Option A, Small Cabinet with hinged door, will hold a fill point, alarm and gauge.
Option B, Standard Cabinet, will hold a fill point, either 2 x plate mounted pumps or a pedestal pump, alarm and gauge. Roller-shutter door size is 1500 mm.
Option C- E, Full End Cabinets will hold either 2 x plate mounted pumps or a pedestal pump, alarm and gauge. Roller-shutter door size is 1500 mm.
Option F, Full End Cabinet will hold a fill point, either 2 x plate mounted pumps or 2 x pedestal pumps, alarm and gauge. Roller-shutter door size is 2000 mm.
Alternatively, we can manufacture cabinets to suit customer requirements with a smaller 1000 mm roller shutter door or larger 2500 mm roller shutter door.
Q: What are the differences between the gauges you supply?
A: Hydrostatic gauges are non electric and can be either calibrated gauges making them more exact or a percentage gauge which just shows the capacity as ½, ¼, etc.
An Ocio gauge is electronic (230V) and more exact.
A Dipstick is a graduated rod for measuring the depth or amount of liquid in a container.
There are other gauges which are more specific but we would require more information to advise or if you supply your own gauge we will fit it for a small fee.
Q: Do you manufacture multi compartment tanks?
A: Yes, we can build our tanks with partitions, extra fill and suction pipes and manways to your specifications.Q: How do I keep my tank in good condition?
A: We will supply you with our Quality Pack which includes tank care and maintenance checklists.Q: I already have a bunded area, do you supply single skinned tanks for this?
A: Yes, we will build a single skinned tank to your required dimensions.Q: Do you supply ladders and platforms?
A: Yes, we can supply a single ladder, or hooped ladder and platform or walkway depending on customer requirements.Q: Do you supply pumps, fuel management and consumer units?
A: Yes, please contact us with your requirements for a quotation.