Oil Tanks


Domestic Heating Oil Tank System Checkup

Devon Oil tank system safety

It is always a good idea to keep on top of your oil tank Maintenance, We have put together a few questions which help do just that.

There are several factors that may affect the lifespan of your domestic heating oil storage
system. They include, but are not limited to, the tank’s type, age, location, outlet type, support
base, line protection, and maintenance.

This following questionnaire will help you, the homeowner, to identify any potential problems
with your oil storage system and determine your comfort level with the risks associated with
them. Note that this assessment of potential risks does not guarantee that an incident will not
occur in the future.

  1. Does the tank have a tag showing it has been constructed to meet
    national standards?
  2. Is the tank free from visual signs of damage?
  3. Do the vent and fill pipes exit your home in the case of an inside installation?
  4. Is the fuel filter located inside the home?
  5. Is the tank fully above ground (no partially buried components)?
  6. Has fuel been transferred from an old tank to a new tank?(unprotected steel tanks only)

If you answered “No” to any of the first five questions and/or “Yes” to question six, the department considers your system to be at a higher risk and recommends that you have a heating service professional check your oil tank as soon as possible

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Sep 15, 2014 | Posted by | Comments Off on Oil Tanks
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