Top 5 Reasons To Get a Self-Bunded Fuel Storage Tank

Jun 22, 2022 | Fuel

A tank within a tank is known as a self-bunded fuel storage tank. The term ‘fuel’ can refer to a variety of petrochemical liquids. A key benefit of this type of tank is, that because it has double steel walls, a self-bunded tank is safer to operate.

Oil and other fossil fuels are rare and expensive and their use generates electricity, which is then converted into output. Because profit comes from production, it’s critical to keep your fuel in good shape and secure. As a result, it’s important to use quality tanks that are fit for purpose.

Self-bunded fuel storage tanks are also known as double-walled tanks. Any conceivable leak is caught in the gap between the two layers of steel. As a result, there is no contamination of the environment or product loss. Viking Industrial manufactures fuel storage tanks ranging in size from 500 litres to 100,000 litres for a range of uses. Internal baffles, pumps, hose kits and vehicle refuelling systems are all options.

Farms, businesses and commercial operators can benefit from having a fuel tank. If you’re looking for one, there are a few things you should know. There are maintenance requirements, capacity constraints and other factors to consider. The environment, as well as the accessibility location, are important considerations.

There are numerous reasons to invest in a self-bunded fuel storage tank, including:

  • The volume ranges from 1,000 and 110,000 litres
  • Rental possibilities are adaptable to your needs
  • Various settings available to suit your needs
  • External bunding is not required 
  • It cuts down on machine downtime
  • To have one, you don’t have to be a civil engineer
  • There is no spillage since the layers of protection are effective
  • They can be transported by vehicle.

5 Advantages of a Self-Bunded Tank

Saving Money

Investing in a tank will help you save a lot of money. A single-walled tank costs twice as much as a double-walled tank. Because ruptures and leaks are probable, a built-in containment system is installed during setup, which is why tanks with single walls are more expensive to have, independent of the initial price.

Furthermore, a self-bunded fuel tank can store a large volume of fuel for an extended period of time. They have a capacity of up to 150,000 litres. As a result, you’ll save a lot of money on transportation. You won’t have to go anywhere to recharge your equipment. Installation is also very simple, so you save money there as well.

You don’t need to be a civil engineer, and the installation doesn’t require any construction work. Overall, purchasing a self-bunded fuel tank is a cost-effective long-term solution for storing fuel.


Australian Standards are met with a self-bunded fuel tank. Furthermore, it is accredited. Don’t be concerned about oil leaks from faulty tanks. You won’t be held accountable for soil or water contamination if you follow the rules.

You will be held liable if your standard fuel storage system pollutes the environment. The penalties might be in the six figures, so don’t buy just any tank. Rather, invest in a certified tank complete with valves, pipes, pumps and hoses.

Refuelling will be seamless and easy, with no mess, which means it will not be dangerous to others nearby. Every user is responsible for handling flammable materials with proper equipment.


When you need to transport a significant volume of oil, what do you do? For starters, you can get a self-bunded fuel tank that will not crack or spill on the road. As soon as you have a tank, you can begin carrying oil. It’s simple to set up.

When it comes to sizes, you’ll have a lot of alternatives. So you can get a tank that holds 10,000 litres of fuel or one that holds 68,000 litres. There are several sizes in between as well as smaller sizes.

Furthermore, you can refuel directly at or near your workplace. This type of tank is ideal for employees who have to work in difficult-to-reach regions. You won’t even need a crane to move your tank.

Maintaining the health of your fuel

Self-bunded fuel tanks are simple to keep clean and to locate. This ensures that the tanks remain in excellent condition and that your oil remains in pristine condition. As a result, your machinery is in great working order, your efficiency improves and your profit rises.


For a variety of reasons, self-bunded fuel tanks are quite safe. For starters, it features a built-in security system because each point of access has a lockable hatch. It’s also secured with a large padlock. As a result, while the tank is not in use, security is at its highest.

You don’t have to be concerned about your fuel being exposed, nor do you have to be concerned about someone stealing your fuel. Because the self-bunded fuel tank’s security is unsurpassed.


Oil transportation is a major headache. In addition, it wastes resources, time and money. You may save a lot of money by purchasing a self-bunded tank because they are easy to carry and you do not have to worry about oil spills or tank cracks caused by difficult roads. The tank is well-protected.

Because leak prevention is a top priority in design, your fuel is protected by two layers of a strong, protective substance. If the first layer fails to prevent leaks, the liquid will be contained in the area between the layers. That is to say, the self-bunded fuel tanks are extremely durable.

The self-bunded fuel tank is certified and exceeds the requirements of your local standards. Paying fines for contamination is highly costly—they might be as high as six figures. You don’t have to worry about endangering other people or harming the environment when you use a self-bunded fuel tank from Viking Industrial.

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