Oil Tanks

Oil tanks can vary in shape, size and material. They can be stored inside or out, however to avoid weathering and premature degradation of the tanks integrity indoor installation is recommended.

Oil Tank Lifespan

The lifespan of an oil tank is determined by two factors:

Material – Steel or Fiberglass

Insurance Policy – Check the policy of the insurance company you deal with.

Oil Tank Materials

Steel Tanks

  • “Double Hulled” –  Which means they have an interior tank and an outer tank. This is done for safety reasons, mainly if the interior tank ever leaked then the second hull is there to stop the oil from escaping into the environment.
  • Steel Oil Tank Lifespan –  On average 10 years if the tank is installed outside and 15 years if the tank is installed inside out of the elements.

Fiberglass Tanks

  • Come in single and double hulled models.
  • Fiberglass Oil Tank Lifespan – 30 years regardless of where it is installed.


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