Fertiliser Tank Pad

Batt

Member
BASE UK Member
Good afternoon all,

Just after some advice regarding a liquid fertiliser tank pad. I am due to receive 2 x 50m3 tanks for the spring, and currently looking to install the pad to situate the tanks on. Just wondering what depth of reinforced concrete and hardcore people have used? we are on a predominantly clay based soil type.

Thanks in advance for any advice offered.

Will
 
Good afternoon all,

Just after some advice regarding a liquid fertiliser tank pad. I am due to receive 2 x 50m3 tanks for the spring, and currently looking to install the pad to situate the tanks on. Just wondering what depth of reinforced concrete and hardcore people have used? we are on a predominantly clay based soil type.

Thanks in advance for any advice offered.

Will
I put mine in last year, all the specifications for the pad and bung were in the liquid suppliers terms and conditions and they required me to self certify that it was done correctly before they would fill the tank.
 

Andrew K

Member
Arable Farmer
Location
Essex
We tend to use 150mm of PAV2 concrete on a base of crushed and compacted concrete to the same depth. Its a bit OTT for squat and lighter 30000 litre Enduramaxx tanks but i believe essential for a 50 cube vertical tank with a taller structure and heavier footprint and cabled down at the base. Obviously suppliers requirements will vary from make to make,dont skimp if in doubt.
 

Batt

Member
BASE UK Member
We tend to use 150mm of PAV2 concrete on a base of crushed and compacted concrete to the same depth. Its a bit OTT for squat and lighter 30000 litre Enduramaxx tanks but i believe essential for a 50 cube vertical tank with a taller structure and heavier footprint and cabled down at the base. Obviously suppliers requirements will vary from make to make,dont skimp if in doubt.
Thank you Andrew, around what I was thinking. The supplier has provided some advice, but still seems to be a little vague! Cheers
 

cricketandcrops

Member
BASIS
Location
Lincolnshire
6 in compacted hardcore with 6 in reinforced concrete on top
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Location
West Wales
We’ve just installed tanks. Think we put 7inch of concrete on a solid rock base. There’s a huge amount of weight in once place.
We had to have a bund before they’d even deliver the tanks.
 

Brisel

Member
NFFN Member
Location
Midlands
I last had some Yara tanks installed in 2019. No bund required then but I left room for one to be added. I'm not aware of any legal requirement under SAFFO for a bund, but do be aware of the clean up costs for 50,000 litres of spilt fertiliser! If I were doing any more (and this year's fertiliser price increases are a good reason), I'd be factoring in a bund for the design.

The recommended bund capacity is 110% of the biggest tank but this needs to be bigger (130% IIRC) in certain environmentally sensitive areas.
 
Location
West Wales
I last had some Yara tanks installed in 2019. No bund required then but I left room for one to be added. I'm not aware of any legal requirement under SAFFO for a bund, but do be aware of the clean up costs for 50,000 litres of spilt fertiliser! If I were doing any more (and this year's fertiliser price increases are a good reason), I'd be factoring in a bund for the design.

The recommended bund capacity is 110% of the biggest tank but this needs to be bigger (130% IIRC) in certain environmentally sensitive areas.
I think our bund cost us about £900 maybe even a bit less. We’ll worth it really.
 

Batt

Member
BASE UK Member
Yeah I'm just going to install the bund now as well, better to be done right first time around. Thanks everyone for the advice.
 

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