OFTEC statement February 2016: Which plastic oil tank should I install?

OFTEC statement February 2016: Which plastic oil tank should I install?

Monday, October 17, 2016 By OFTEC

Since June 2013, under the Construction Product Regulations (CPR), it has been a legal requirement in all European member states (including the UK and the Republic of Ireland) for every new plastic oil tank to have its own “Declaration of Performance”, which is evidence that the tank meets with required standards.

Installers are reminded that the CPR places legal obligations on everyone within the supply chain to ensure that information is passed on so as to allow the person making the specification to confirm that the product is fit for its intended use. 

In 2014 OFTEC verified compliance with these regulations amongst its own plastic tank manufacturing members, and were satisfied that the legal requirements were met. These members are:

Carbery Plastics Ltd
Clarehill Plastics Ltd (T/A Harlequin)
Kingspan Environmental Ltd (T/A Atlas; Deso; PC Roto Moulding; and Titan).
Subsequently OFTEC made enquires with tank manufacturers not in its membership about compliance with CPR.  Tuffa UK Ltd have assured OFTEC that they do comply although their Declarations of Performance have not been verified. Rototek Ltd (T/A 3 C Trading Ltd) has demonstrated to OFTEC that their Declarations of Performance are valid for their oil tanks.

Despite repeated requests, the following companies have not provided any evidence that their tanks comply with the CPR:

Drayton Tank and Accessories Ltd
Envirostore UK Ltd
Etills Ltd (also T/A Ecosure)
Platinum Tanks Ltd
Polytank Group Ltd


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