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Filling stations

There are many aspects to consider when storing petroleum products at petrol filling stations. Due to the close interaction with the public, it is important that the necessary controls are in place so that products such as petrol or diesel are stored, transferred and handled appropriately.

Key technical and engineering issues concerning the design, construction, modification and maintenance of petrol filling stations, and associated equipment are covered by the EI’s Service Station Panel (SSP).

The key areas of technical work/responsibility are:

  • Producing and maintaining technical guidance to help ensure that petrol filling stations are designed, maintained and operated in accordance with appropriate safety and environmental legislation, and in a safe manner.
  • Producing technical guidance to assist the standardisation of forecourt equipment.
  • Undertaking any necessary research into equipment performance and design.
  • Providing engineering solutions to common technical issues.
  • Disseminating technical information to relevant companies and trade associations.
  • When requested providing technical input to the drafting of European Standards by the Working Groups of CEN/TC 221.
  • When requested providing a technical review of draft UK legislation.

Additional to the major oil companies, the SSP also benefits from representation from AUKOI, FEF, PEIMF, RMIF, UKPIA, who represent a specific subsector of the industry.

The SSP is responsible for overseeing the development of Design, construction, maintenance and decommissioning of filling stations (also known as the Blue Book). For more information on how to order the new third edition see here

The EI also offers training based on guidance for filling stations developed by the Panel.

If you would like further information on the EI’s SSP please contact Kerry Sinclair e: ksinclair@energyinst.org  

Click here for further information on relevant Technical Publications.