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Ask the fuel tank experts part II

What fuel storage tanks are best for your construction operation?  

At Western Global, we have everything from towable diesel bowsers, fuel tank containers, to oil storage tanks. With a plethora of fuel tanks on the market, it can be a tough to know what fuel tank is needed for your construction site. There are several factors to consider, such as the benefits of fuel monitoring, cleaning and maintenance costs, tank transportation, and theft prevention etc.

To make your fuel tank choice as easy as possible, our fuel storage experts have shared some of the most common questions and answers we receive from customers…


1. Do fuel tanks need inspecting?

Under the EU ADR regulations, all UN approved transportable fuel tanks must be inspected every 2.5 years by a competent person. However,  it is strongly advised that regular inspections are also made of static tank containers to ensure no damage has occurred.

Remove the hassle with a removable bunded fuel tank:

In most cases, using a single-wall or standard double-wall tank requires the need for a secondary containment pan or berm. Upgrading you tanks to a 110% bunded fuel tank will immediately cut your costs. In most areas, this eliminates the need to purchase and set up secondary containment units and cuts the regular cost of having fuel storage units cleaned out when it rains.

Fuel tanks like the TransCube Global are an ideal investment because they are 110% bunded and have a removable inner tank. Removable inner tanks allow full access to the secondary containment area, making maintenance and routine inspection a breeze.

Fuel tank tests

Western tanks are fully inspected and undergo rigorous tests.

 2. Fuel tank approvals 

Western Global products carry the appropriate regional product certifications and approvals. Many of our standard product range carry global approvals and can be deployed worldwide. In addition, our container tanks are also CSC plated.

Western approvals:

  • UN IBC 31 A/Y
  • UL 142
  • CSC
  • NFPA 30
  • AS1692 / AS1940
  • KIWA
  • ULC S601-14
  • BS799

And more… 

See our Approvals and Standards for further information


3. Why choose Western over other fuel tank providers?

Western Global are recognised for manufacturing and designing high quality, premium fuel tanks, at competitive prices for over 50 years.  Furthermore, Western fuel tanks adhere to several certifications and approvals and hold a design life of 20 years, outliving competing fuel storage tanks on the market.

Western Global’s superior features have since become the benchmark for the construction industry:

  • Cube shaped design simplifies transportation and storage. Find out more about our leading bunded fuel tank brand, the TransCube Global 
  • Lockable equipment cabinet secures pumps and prevents theft. Ask us about our new EnviroCube Cab, an improved development to the current EnviroBulka Deluxe range of fuel tanks. Featuring a larger pump bay and roller door for high security.
  • Forklift pockets and lifting eyes allow easy manoeuvrability. Take a look at our Abbi diesel bowser for sale


Do you still have un-answered fuel tank questions? 

Check out our fuel tank decision tool and find out which fuel storage tank meets your construction requirements. Alternatively, get in touch with our sales experts, who will be able to support you with fuelling your construction operation.

[email protected]


We recommend:

Diesel Bowsers – ABBI

Transportable bunded fuel tanks with trailer options – TRANSCUBE

Finally, we will be introducing a brand new stationary tank, the EnviroCube Cab. Enquire to find out more.


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