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Plastic VS. Steel Fuel Tanks

Trying to decide between plastic and steel fuel tanks? Fuel storage tanks come in a range of designs and sizes and are produced by a number of different manufacturers.

To help you decide between plastic and steel fuel tanks, we outline some of the key advantages and drawbacks of each so you can decide which is right for you…

Steel fuel tanks for the storage of fuel

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Equally, in recent decades, steel fuel tanks have increased their market share due to improvements in formability and weldability which have increased the competitiveness of this metal as a material for fuel storage tanks.

Plastic fuel tanks for the storage of fuel

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Finally, one issue with plastic is that, as plastic tanks have mechanical joints, when this material stretches, after continual contact with vapours and fluids, these joints can grow weak. And, of course, many plastic tanks end up in landfill since this material is not so easily recycled.

The material you choose will depend on the application and size of tank you require – and it seems that the battle between these materials is far from over. UK Bunded Fuel Tanks have both plastic and steel fuel tanks available. Give us a call today to discuss your requirements.