Fuel System Maintenance

Nationwide Maintenance

Here at Fuel Storage Systems we understand the importance of regular fuel system maintenance visits to ensure optimum performance and eliminate down time. Every responsible organisation needs to operate planned maintenance programmes for tank testing and fuel tank inspections to eliminate issues before they impact their business. With each of our comprehensive oil tank inspections been complimented with a full in depth site report to give our customers a complete overview of there current installation with any recommendations or compliance issues listed. We also undertake reactive maintenance with experienced engineers based in various location around the U.K. serving retail, commercial, marine, rail and domestic fuel systems.



Precision Pipework & Fuel Tank Testing

Fuel Storage Systems specialise in the diagnostic testing of fuel storage tanks and pipework systems. Integrity tank testing is a vital part of any responsible organisations site maintenance programme. A fuel storage tank or pipework failure can lead to environmental issues from the contamination of the watercourse from fuel spillages.


 The use of additives in fuels has proven to increase fuel tank corrosion and the break down of certain pipe jointing compounds leading to the uncertainty of fuel storage tank and pipework life expectancy. As a result many organisations have implemented fuel tank testing and fuel tank inspection programmes as a means of assuring the life expectancy of any tank and having the ability to asses the condition of their storage facilities. 

Fuel Tank Inspections

The Environment Agency recommend you should get your fuel  tank inspected every year by a trained professional.  You could be fined or prosecuted if you don’t follow the requirements set out in this guide. The Environment Agency can also serve an anti-pollution works notice to make you bring your oil store up to legal standards.


With over twenty years fuel system experience you will be well covered making fuels storage systems you choice of contractor. With every inspection completed, a full in depth report is issued covering the state of your full fuel storage tank and dispensing facility. Ensuring your complete facility meets the requirements laid out in the Environment Agency Oil Storage Regulations for Business 2015.

Fuel System Services

Planned Fuel Storage Tank Maintenance

Fuel Storage Tank Maintenance

  • Recommended annual maintenance visit.
  • Check the fuel tank for water and sludge build up.
  • Check fuel tank bunds for product and the sign of an overfill.
  • Check the operation of tank, pipework and environmental alarm sets.
  • Check the operation of valves.
  • Pressure test underground product lines.
  • Check operation and accuracy of tank gauging systems. 

Planned Fuel Pump Maintenance

Fuel Pump Maintenance


  • Recommended annual maintenance visit. 
  • Check calibration of dispensing meter with a calibrated measure can and adjust accordingly.
  • Check for leaks on gaskets and joints of all components.
  • Check the condition and operation of fuel hoses and nozzles.
  • Check and clean/replace fuel filters.
  • Check operation of register, pumping unit and electric motor and report any significant deterioration.
  • Check the condition of panels, locks and glass windows and seals. Advise if repair or replacement is necessary.

Reactive Maintenance

Reactive Fuel System Maintenance


With experienced engineers based in various locations across the U.K. Fuel Storage Systems are your one stop shop for fuel systems maintenance Including:

  • Above and below ground storage tanks
  • Dispensing pumps
  • Submersible pumps
  • Pump sets
  • Pipework
  • Gauges
  • Filtration equipment
  • Environmental alarms
  • Groundwork's

Precision Fuel Storage Tank and Pipework Testing

Fuel Storage Tank Testing

  • Calibrated ATEX approved high precision digital Mbar testing equipment. 
  • Above and below ground fuel storage tanks
  • Above and below ground pipework systems.
  • Full test report and certification.

Environment Agency and DEFRA Oil Tank Inspections

Environment Agency Fuel System Inspections


  • Environment agency recommended annual inspection.
  • Check compliance with current Environment Agency guidelines.
  • Advise of any deterioration of the installation.
  • Recommend any appropriate new products that may provide additional protection against fuel loss. 
  • Full detailed site report listing any compliance issues.

DSEAR Risk Assessments

DSEAR Risk Assesments

  • Conduct a detailed technical risk assessment of all operations and procedures involving potentially dangerous substances.
  • Advise on actions to reduce or eliminate the risk.
  • Carry out a hazardous area survey and classification.
  • Examine hazardous areas to ensure that correctly rated electrical and mechanical equipment is being used (ATEX rated).
  • Implement arrangements to deal with accidents and emergencies.
  • Provide information, instruction and training on DSEAR to all employees.
  • Identify dangerous substance storage and processing areas.
  • Introduce measures to protect against explosions.