Diesel Generators – Fuel Tank Considerations
When considering the installation of a Diesel Generator Fuel Tank here are some useful pointers.
Whether an integrated tank within the base of the generator, or a separate bulk fuel tank.
Check out the Environment Agency and DEFRA guidance.
- Prior to install choose a location to protect the Fuel tank from damage caused by impact. Install barriers or bollards around the tank.
- In the UK Integral tanks to generators are always bunded. The bund must hold 110% of the capacity of the container. For older single skinned tanks, these need to be within a masonry or concrete bund (again with 110% capacity of the container)
- If you can not see the vent pipe of a fixed tank, you must fit an automatic overfill prevention device to the Diesel Generator fuel tank. This generally cuts off the flow of oil to the tank when it’s full.
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