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Above ground tanks

An easy installation to get you Flo-ing.

Above ground tanks

Easy to install, above-ground LPG tanks are a great fit for many customers. A concrete base is all that’s required for us to deliver the vessel, and provided that the trench is available for the pipe to be installed, the LPG supply will be connected right away.

You can easily keep your supply at the right level by using our Auto Ordering service and we will know to deliver LPG whenever you need it.

We can visit your home to look at how an above ground tank can work for you, or if your home could benefit from an underground LPG tank.

Take a look at our checklist to see if this is the right fit for you

Our energy specialists can help advise you with a free no-obligation site survey

Your LPG tanks must be three metres away from buildings, boundaries, and fixed sources of ignition.

 If your property does not allow these distances to be met, one side of the above-ground LPG tank can have a reduced separation distance of 1.5 metres with the use of a suitably designed ‘fire wall’. If you do need a fire wall, we advise that this should be precisely specified by one of our energy specialists. The other three sides surrounding the tank must have a three metre clearance. 

As LPG vapour is heavier than air, the vessel should not be positioned within three metres of unsealed drains or gullies. 

There must be a 1.5 metre distance (in plan view) from low voltage overhead power cables and 10m from high voltage cables. 

In order to make deliveries safely the Flogas driver must be able to reach the tank and maintain a line of sight to the tanker

The delivery hose cannot be taken through a building or enclosed passageway.  

Access to the property is required — gateways and other entryways should be at least 3 metres wide to allow the tanker to pass. 

Once the LPG vessel is installed, the area surrounding it needs to be kept free of obstacles.

This means rubbish and litter, overgrown vegetation, trees, sheds or fences shouldn’t be within three metres of the tank. You can shield the tank from view by using screening, although these must be a minimum of one metre from the tank and shouldn’t stop the area around the tank from being properly ventilated. 

Full details of how to keep your bulk tank installation safe can be found here.

Above-ground LPG tank solutions

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