6 Major Benefits of Steel Storage Tanks
At the Blake Group in Edinburgh, we specialise in designing and manufacturing a wide range
of steel storage tanks. Our tanks can be used for storing all types of liquids safely and
securely. Our range includes:
• Oil tanks
• Fuel dispensing tanks
• Water tanks
• Waste oil tanks
Here are our top 6 reasons that we believe steel is the best material for storage tanks.
1. Durability & Longevity
A steel tank is strong and robust and will require very little maintenance, lasting far longer
than a plastic tank. Damage to a steel tank can be easily repaired, whereas a plastic tank is
often unusable once damaged.
2. Environmentally Friendly
It is good to know that a steel tank is an environmentally friendly choice. Steel is 100%
recyclable and often made from salvaged scrap, greatly reducing its environmental footprint.
Another reason it is environmentally friendly is that steel is hard to damage, reducing the
risk that of a leak into the surrounding environment. A damaged plastic tank will fail
catastrophically, whereas a steel tank will not, allowing valuable time to prevent any
pollution from spreading.
Unfortunately, with the rise in the cost of fuel, it has become a target for theft. Thieves will
always steal from the easiest and quickest option so tend to target plastic tanks. A well-
designed Blake Group fuel dispensing tank is very difficult to break into so can save you
money in the long run. Steel tanks are also less likely to be damaged by vandalism.
A steel storage tank is not only long-lasting and highly durable but can look great too. With
a wide range of colours and paint finishes, your steel tank will look new for many years.
At the Blake Group, we design our bespoke storage tanks to meet the requirement of the
client. They will be made to the exact size specified in the shape required, including
cylindrical, cuboid, or even a non-standard shape. Steel is ideal f