Oil tanks should always be installed by a trained technician, preferably an OFTEC approved tank installer. We can recommend an OFTEC-certified tank installer as we work very closely with several installers. This allows us to recommend only the best and most reliable installer to our customers.
As a minimum, all plastic heating oil tanks should be installed on a flat, level, fire resistant surface, capable of supporting the weight of the tank when fully laden. Where concrete slabs are used, they should be at least 50mm thick.
The base should extend at least 300mm beyond the widest points of the oil tank and fully support the base of the oil tank in its entirety. Piers are not suitable for this purpose and will cause irreparable damage to the oil tank, resulting in premature failure and catastrophic product loss.
Detailed oil tank base requirements can be found within OFTEC Technical Instruction Book 3.
With our Harlequin ITE range of oil tanks, there are three types of gauges within the tank pack:
Apollo Standard Tank Pack
Includes an Apollo standard oil tank contents gauge which comprises of a tank mounted transmitter unit and plug in receiver unit, along with a bottom outlet kit. The tank transmitter constantly checks the level in the tank and transmits this to a plug-in receiver unit which displays the level on the easy to read LCD screen.
Apollo Visual Tank Pack
Includes an Apollo Visual oil tank contents gauge which comprises of a tank mounted transmitter unit and plug in receiver unit, along with a bottom outlet kit. Apollo Visual as well as reporting the fuel level to a plug in receiver also has a built in LCD display on the transmitter incorporating an on tank level.
Apollo Smart Tank Pack
Includes an Apollo Smart oil tank contents gauge which comprises of a tank mounted transmitter unit and plug in receiver unit, along with a bottom outlet kit. Apollo Smart Receiver Unit benefits from a mains power supply, and simply plugs into a standard socket, allowing you to monitor oil heating usage from almost any room in your home or office.
*Please note – the Harlequin HQi range does not include a tank pack.