Tank Safety Requirements
Heating Oil Tank Safety
The diagram below indicates where and what to look for to complete a visual safety inspection of your oil tank.
- Vent pipe: There is a black iron vent pipe, and it is not clogged with snow or other debris.
- Fill pipe: The fill pipe is connected to the tank and there are no signs of leakage.
- Tank surface: The surface is free from rust, oil “weeps”, wet spots or excessive dents.
- Tank legs: Legs are stable and are on an even foundation.
- Beneath the tank: There are no leaks or signs of leaks under the tank.
- Oil filter: There are no leaks or signs of leaks under or around the oil filter.
- Oil lines: Lines are connected to the tank and the burner, and run above the concrete and are encased in protective tubing.
- Tank gauge: There is a working gauge.
- Age of tank: Your tank is less than 25 years old.
If you answered no to any of these statements or are just unsure, please request a free tank inspection.