Atlas Oil Tanks?

We need to replace our present oil tank and the local OFTEC registered installer has suggested the Atlas 2500HA. Has anyone in the newsgroup purchased one or knows anything about them?
Googling doesn't give very much information
TIA Pepper
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Do you actually "need" a plastic oil tank at twice the price of an equivalent steel one? The requirements and legislation have been discussed in here several times so perhaps a more serious look at google for oil tanks+uk.d-i-y might show up the required information. FWIW there was a spate of plastic tanks failing on the seams a while ago which resulted in some serious expense for the makers.
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I don't think this is true John, what's the price of a steel one?

How long ago was this? Which make? most boiler manufacturers recommend plastic tanks now, it won't be long before you will only be able to get steel tanks by getting one fabricated yourself
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I can buy a 300 gallon steel one (2' x 6' x 4') from makers (who will sell to end user if approached) for around 120 plus VAT.

About three years ago. The residue of potentially failing tanks is still out there. I found one about 10 months ago just starting to open up along a body seam. Plastic tanks are not very forgiving about their supports not being perfectly flat. Any twist or stress causes cracking after a period, whereas steel ones will take a lot of stick and only need a couple of piers to sit on. Its blindly following printed blurb which is reducing the trade levels of steel tank makers. If you cannot find a maker local to you try phoning Platinum Tanks in Hull who would no doubt be happy to ship one to you for a reasonable shipping charge. If you obtain in good time so as to permit giving a couple of coats of decent paint to the bottom and inaccessible side before installing you should have a long life from it. "Special" locations and sizes of offtake points etc are easily available with steel at a very nominal cost and they do not melt in a fire which plastic does.
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Both Atlas and Titan are good makes, they're cheap enough and reliable, shop around for prices, there are some cheap suppliers online who can do a delivered price cheaper then I can buy locally
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