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Oil Tank Protection

Building regulations state that oil tanks are required to comply with fire separation distances in order to adequately protect the stored fuel from a fire or heat source. If it is impossible to comply with these requirements, a fire protection panel must be provided. Chimcoat manufacture and supply oil tank protection shield® that can help protect your home from the onset of an oil tank fire.

The malicious or accidental ignition of plastic domestic heating oil tanks has become commonplace in Northern Ireland. These actions have caused a huge amount of damage to personal property and belongings, fortunately there has been no loss of life to date. To protect your home from the onset of an oil tank fire, Chimcoat are manufacturing and supplying oil tank protection shield®.

Building Regulations state that the protection of an above ground or semi-buried oil tank from a fire, which may start in a building or beyond the site boundary, should be in accordance with the provisions given below:

1800 mm or more from a building
No protection required

Less than 1800 mm from any part of a building
Any eaves less than 1800 mm from the tank should have 30 minute fire resistance for integrity and insulation extending 300 mm beyond each side of the tank, and either Any part of the building wall less than 1800 mm from the tank should be imperforate (1) with a minimum of 30 minutes fire resistance in terms of insulation, integrity and stability to internal fire; or Provide a fire wall (2) between the tank and any part of the building which is less than 1800 mm from the tank. The fire wall should extend no less than 300 mm higher and 300 mm wider than the tank.

750 mm or more from a boundary
No protection required

Less than 750 mm from a boundary
Provide a fire wall between the tank and the boundary or a boundary wall, which has a minimum of 30 minutes fire resistance in terms insulation, integrity and stability to fire on either side. The fire wall or fire resistant boundary wall must extend no less than 300 mm higher and 300 mm beyond the ends of the tank.

Notes
(1) Excluding small openings such as air bricks etc.
(2) Fire walls should be imperforate non-combustible walls or screens, such as a masonry wall or fire-rated composite panel screens.
(3) The terminating point of any flue should be no less than 1800 mm from an oil storage tank unless a fire wall as described in (b) above is provided between the tank and the flue termination.

The protection shield® has been independently tested and verified to withstand temperatures of up to 1200°C, for longer than the required 30 minutes. For more information please call us on 028 9024 5100.

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