A safe tank installation keeps you Flo-ing
Ensuring that your bulk LPG gas tank installation stays safe from any risk of ignition, impact or obstruction is paramount for all customers and makes sure that we can keep delivering to you safely.
At Flogas, we ensure all of our tanks continue to meet the requirements laid out by Liquid Gas UK – the LPG industry’s governing body, and we appreciate the help of our customers in making sure they stay safe, so we can keep Flo-ing.
There are various different sizes of bulk LPG gas tanks, so to help you with the sections below the most common sizes are;
450 litres / 0.25 tonnes
1,410 litres / 0.6 tonnes (the most common domestic tank)
2,200 litre / 1 tonnes
3900 litre / 1.75 tonnes
4600 litre tank / 2 tonnes
Larger installations may be made up of a combination of the the above tank sizes.
Your Technical Guide
(Home Bulk Tank Customers)
Download an up-to-date copy f Your Technical Guide to ensure you’re aware of how to care your your installation.
Commercial Customers: Please get in touch with your Account Manager for queries specific to your installation.
Watch our Health and Safety Videos
Our series of videos is designed to help our customers with the essential information they need to ensure that their LPG installations and appliances run smoothly and safely.
At Flogas, safety comes first and we want to make sure all of our customers understand the simple steps to keep flo-ing safely.
If you’re a domestic bulk LPG user, this video will help you on safe ways to add screening – such as fencing around your tank.
This video will give you all of the top tips for looking after your new commercial bulk tank installation.
Keep an eye out for more videos coming soon!
Keeping your installation tidy
The area surrounding the vessel needs to be kept clear from a source of ignition – including cars and other vehicles, as well as weeds, long grass, foliage, and combustible materials.
We go into further detail below, but these diagrams also show a standard domestic installation for either an underground or above ground LPG tank.
Other tank sizes have different separation distances:
150 to 500 litres = 2.5 metres
500 to 2,400 litres = 3 metres
2,400 to 9,000 litres = 7.5 metres
It’s also important to ensure that the shroud of your underground tank is kept free of debris – such as mud, water or even insect nests to ensure your deliveries keep flo-ing!
‘Hit & Miss’ style fencing
Up to 4 sides of the tank/installation.
This fencing must not obstruct more than 50% of the natural ventilation through the screen and there must be at least 2 equivalently ventilated means of exit. Any gates must open outwards, be easily openable from inside and not self-locking.
Closed panel style fencing
Up to 2 sides of the tank/installation.
For any fencing where more than 50% of the natural ventilation is obstructed through the screened part, the remaining sides must be left clear for ventilation and delivery access.
Fire Precautions for your tank
It’s essential to have some level of fire precaution – the below table outlines the recommendation for your tank installation.
Metal Armco barriers surrounding the tank(s)
Metal Bollards surrounding the tank(s)