A fuel tank that has got the capability of handling, storing and even processing hazardous material in it and is made up of a bund wall around it is referred to as a bunded fuel tank. The bund is a wall that is very protective in nature to help in keeping the fuel content very safe. A bunded fuel tank is always used in the storage of acids, heating oil and also crude oil. These substances cannot be handed by other by single skin tanks or even the ordinary ones because they have got the capability of destroying them through corrosion. The following are some of the reasons why bunded fuel tanks are preferred in industrial storage of fuels.
Bunded fuel tanks are very environmentally friendly because of the fact that they prevent the fuel content from polluting the environment. Protection of the environment has become one of the major issues affecting the entire world and there is need to protect it. With the ability of keeping its content safe and secure, bunded fuel tanks have helped to protect the environment from being polluted with these fuel substances. This has been made possible by the unique feature of a bunded fuel tank, that is the double layer with the outer one being a bund wall which makes it stronger then any other fuel tank.
Bunded fuel tanks are very safe and secure because of the fact that they are very durable. It takes quite some time for the bunded fuel tank to wear out, that is why it is said to be durable. This makes the fuel contents to be very safe and secure. This will help to prevent any kind of accident that might occur because the fuel tank is not strong enough to hold the fuel inside it. Companies will go for bunded fuel tanks because they are durable hence they will only have to buy one in a long while instead of buying one then replacing it frequently.
Being that bunded fuel tanks come in big sizes, it definitely means that they have got a higher storage capacity as compared to other fuel tanks. Bunded fuel tanks are strong enough to hold up to one hundred and twenty thousand and liters of fuel because they have been made stronger with the wall bund around it. Other fuel tanks have got the maximum limit that they can hold in terms of capacity because they are not strong enough to stand the pressure that comes with holding more fuel. This is the reason why health sectors, environmental organizations and even fuel industries will go for bunded fuel tanks instead of other fuel tanks.