We are proud to be installers and distributors of the premium Atlantis tank range.  Atlantis tanks are well known in the industry for their reliability in product and helpful service; this is why we have chosen to partner with Atlantis over other suppliers in the market.  One of the unique features of Atlantis tanks is their market leading warranties.

The following warranties are available as standard.

  • 12 Year Warranty on the core Bunded Plastic Oil Tank Range
  • 5 Year Warranty on the core Single Skin Plastic Oil Tank Range
  • 10 Year Warranty on Steel Bunded Oil Tanks
  • 5 Year Warranty on the Steel Single Skin Oil Tanks

In our range we incorporate tanks for every application including Domestic, Commercial and Agricultural use.  Atlantis tanks can also offer bespoke tanks manufactured from steel to suit your requirements.  All can be installed or supplied by our OFTEC approved engineers. Please get in touch to discuss your needs and we will be happy to help!

Types Of Tanks

Oil Tanks – Bunded Plastic
We are pleased to be able to offer our customers this range of premium tanks suitable for lots of applications but primarily for domestic heating oil storage. This range comes with 12 years warranty and offers you a maintenance-free option for storing your heating oil. Most tanks are readily available for those emergency situations! Please get in touch to discuss your requirements.

Oil Tanks – Bunded Steel
Along with our plastic range of oil tanks we also offer a wide range of steel oil tanks. These are suitable for almost all types of applications but are typically used for heating oil storage. We have partnered with Atlantis tanks who also offer the option to be able to manufacture any bespoke steel tank to suit whatever requirement you may have. You may also be interested to know that whilst our range of plastic tanks are durable, steel tanks tend to have a longer lifespan if painted every couple of years. All steel Bunded tanks carry a 10 year warranty.

Oil Tanks – Single Skin Plastic
The range of single skin tanks that we offer are also part of the Atlantis range carrying a market leading warranty of 5 years with each tank. This warranty cannot be found from any other tank manufacturer, making these tanks highly recommendable providing you are legally able to fit a single skin tank.

Oil Tanks – Single Skin Steel
In addition to our plastic single skin tank range we like to give you the option of steel too. Our steel single skin tanks all carry a 3 year warranty which is also a leading warranty in the market. We also offer a bespoke range of single skin steel tanks if you have certain requirements that our standard range can’t fulfill.
We obviously install other suppliers’ tanks and can arrange for a tank of any dimensions to be purpose made.

A Typical Oil Tank Changeover

Many people moving to areas on oil, especially those relocating to the country from towns and cities, have never seen an oil tank before. Here is an overview of a commonly used oil tank and a summary of a typical oil tank changeover

Once you have decided that you need to have your oil tank changed we will arrange to come and complete a site visit. During this we will assess the tank, location and your needs, and will carry out a comprehensive risk assessment CD10 form to determine the type of tank you need. We will discuss all of the options available to you and aim to have your quote with you within 24 hours of our visit.

Now the job has been booked in, at a time convenient for you, and we are on our way to complete your oil tank changeover.

When we first arrive on site we carry out a quick assessment, to ensure that the conditions, etc, are still suitable, and then check the pipework currently in place. We prefer you to have fuel in your old tank (at least 500 litres) as this ensures we can bleed through the pipework to the boiler and it allows us to check the connections. If you run the oil tank right down, sludge might be drawn into the pipework and pump on the boiler, and may result in costly repair bills.

If the pipework is clear we can then get started. We start by switching off the oil supply, and then pumping out the oil from your tank. Dirt naturally builds up in oil tanks over time so we separate the clean oil, putting this into an IBC (an Intermediate Bulk Container) and then put the dirty oil into another container to be taken away and disposed of through the correct channels.

Once the tank is empty we disconnect the pipework and remove the tank using our specialist equipment, which usually includes one of our cranes, Ensuring that the base is still intact and complies with current standards, we then move/lift your new tank into place. Once this is secure we reconnect the pipework, pump the clean oil into your new tank. We then will bleed the new pipework through to the existing connection and fire up your boiler/AGA etc, eave the site tidy. For a 1365 ltr tank, in ideal weather conditions, this will take approximately 3-4 hours. Upon Completion of the works a T1/133D form will be sent along with an OFTEC installation certificate.

All of work is guaranteed and our bunded tanks come with various long Guarantees.

Services Offered

Oil Tank Disposals

We can dispose of any oil tanks large or small as we are licensed waste carriers. We have a large range or cranes that can access tanks OR we have the equipment to cut up tanks to remove them.

Oil Tank Relocation

Some tanks need to be relocated due to building extensions or to meet regulations. We can help advise on where the tank should be located.

Oil Tank Replacement

We can replace tanks of all sizes, steel or plastic, bunded or single skin.

Pipe Work Replacement

Some pipe we come across are in need of replacement due to wear or a shovel has been accidentally put through a pipe. We can replace pipe and repair them where possible.

Disposal of redundant or waste oils

We can dispose of your waste oil through the correct channels as we are well connected with licensed waste carriers.

Disposal of water from inside tanks

Water can cause serious problems to you boiler/AGA. We have various ways to remove the water from your tank and where possible clean your tank.

Spares & Parts

We offer ALL spare for oil tanks, large or small.

Supply of oil tanks

We have a wide range of tanks from 600 litre to 30,000 litres that can suit ALL needs.

Tank and pipe work testing

Some tanks need pressure testing to see if there are any leaks etc. We have equipment that can test tanks of all sizes.

Tank cleaning

We can clean tanks of all sizes to remove contamination etc.

Tank maintenance contracts

We offer a tank service contract that includes the following:

  • Exterior Inspection of the tank
  • Repainting of the tank
  • Internal inspection inspection where possible
  • Remove contamination for the tank
  • Renew gauges
  • Check pipework
  • Change filters
  • Test oil for any contamination
  • A full written report

Fuel Transfers

We have pumps of all sizes to remove fuel from tanks or pump from one tank to another.

Fuel Stations

We have various sizes of fuel depots from 600 litre truck mounted to large 30,000 litre fuel management depots.

Plastic Recycling

Plastic Recycling – All your plastic Tanks are recycled and used for things like = Coal Bunkers, Waste Pipes, Salt Sheds – Nothing goes to Landfill.

Jet Washing

NEW for 2018 – Pressure Washer Services, we now have a pressure washer service. We can clean pathways, furniture make your garden ready for the Spring/Summer.

We cover ALL areas of oil tanks from small to large, we have a solution to all oil related problems.

Top Tips

Make sure you know how to isolate the tank’s oil supply in order to quickly shut off the oil flow in the event of a problem. You will usually spot the isolation valve near the tank’s outlet.

Check your tank and its surrounding area for dead grass or plants, sodden ground and other signs of a leak. If there are signs of this, you may have a leak which needs to be dealt with immediately. Call COTS for action.

Restrict access to getting anywhere near the tank by locking all gates and having bushes around the boundary of your land, and have some form of additional gate around your oil tank making sure make sure you are leaving the recommended distance of 600mm.

If you aren’t present when your fuel is delivered make sure that you disable all security devices and leave access points unlocked so that the supplier can refill your tank.
Enable them and lock them back up after the delivery has taken place!

If you have an AGA or Rayburn check with your AGA supplier if you need an additive to help the oil burn!

It is a good idea to order about ¾ of your tank’s capacity to allow for any remaining stock of oil in your tank. Alternatively, Ackerman & Niece offer a “top up service” which means they will fill you tank at appropriate times to prevent you running out.

It is important that you don’t ever ignore any advice from your fuel supplier on the condition of the tank or the access; as if the issue isn’t resolved they may refuse to deliver. Call COTS for a tank inspection ASAP, we will do all we can to help.

Oil spill kits including sorbent granules, spill pads, drains blockers and leak sealing putty are readily available from most industrial supply companies and online. Your local fuel distributor may also sell them.

Do not put your heating on for any periods longer than necessary by using the timer system on your boiler/burner. Also, make sure you keep building doors closed where possible to prevent heat escaping.

Final Top Tip!
If you have any queries regarding oil tanks in general please call COTS on 07799 643 455, we will be able to help.