Storing petrol or diesel isn’t like storing any other kind of liquid, or indeed like storing fuel such as wood or coal. You need to make sure that it’s being kept safe and secure, and much of this comes down to the equipment that you use to do so. Let’s take a look at the things you need to think about if you’re going to go about this in the right way.
Material and Construction
Plastic tanks are the usual vessel that people use, and indeed, many people will keep one in their car for emergencies. You shouldn’t keep large amounts of fuel in one of these however – 10 litres is usually the maximum for this purpose. The more robust, the better. You want to be keeping this highly flammable liquid in something that isn’t going to break or break down easily. This includes thinking about things that might not immediately occur to you. Some plastics can actually start to degrade or melt in sunlight, so are not at all appropriate for this purpose (though you should not store fuel in direct sunlight anyway). read more »