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Reduce the plastic, and invest in steel fuel tanks

Let’s look at 5 reasons why you should #makethechange and switch to a steel fuel tank...



Plastic fuel tanks may have little upfront costs, but how environmentally friendly are they? How long do they last until they must be thrown away? Is there a stronger, greener solution for your fuel storage needs? The simple answer is yes!


Let’s look at 5 reasons why you should #makethechange and switch to a steel fuel tank…



Plastic fuel tanks are typically made from heavy-duty polyethylene material. These fuel tanks can easily become damaged on a worksite, and fuel theft is more likely.

Steel fuel tanks are made to be much more durable and robust, reducing the risk of spills and leaks into the environment. Western Global fuel tanks are made with a European standard grade of steel, which has good plasticity, toughness, and weldability.

Did you know a typical secondary containment will collect oil and water mix from rain and fuel spillage? This liquid needs to be pumped out before a pan can be moved to a different location, increasing the risk of spills. WG steel tanks have built-in, weather-proof containment, eliminating the need for drip trays. This saves the hassle and costs of maintaining drip trays and ensures toxic substances do not enter and pollute the environment.


Quality beats the unexpected, accidents happen! WG steel tanks are durable, robust, fully contained and rigorously tested to handle the toughest conditions.


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Reduce plastic waste and invest in longevity. Plastic fuel tanks will inevitably absorb some of the fuel or other chemicals stored inside. This can weaken the integrity of the tank, making it more difficult to recycle the materials.

Unlike plastic, steel is non-porous, meaning it will not absorb fuel or other chemical contents. Steel is 100% recyclable, and recycling steel saves nearly 74% of the energy used to produce it from raw materials, that’s enough to power about 18 million homes for a full year. Recycling steel promotes a green environment, saving energy and reducing pollution. Go green, go steel!



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Steel tanks have a much longer lifespan than plastic fuel tanks. Steel is highly durable and resilient to extreme weather conditions and able to withstand most accidental damage. Whereas plastic tanks are susceptible to UV degradation and damage from on-site machinery.

WG steel tanks are double-walled and allow access to the inner tank. This means you can carry out complete maintenance and inspection checks, lengthening the service life of your tank fleet. A properly maintained fuel tank will also ensure clean fuel.





Although plastic is an insulator, which slows the transfer of heat from the environment to the contents. Plastic tanks can become weak from exposure to direct sunlight.

Steel tanks are not weakened by sunlight, making them ideal for outdoor fuel storage.





Steel tanks can come in much larger capacities than plastic tanks. Western Global even has a solution for unlimited storage capacity.
Check out our TransTank Pro fuel tanks and learn more about bulk fuel storage options.



To find out more about our range of steel fuel tanks, take a look at our product range for sale




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