Fuel and Water Storage

Critical to the success of international military and humanitarian operations is the mobilisation of large quantities of fuel and water. Rubena provides a range of easily transported and rapidly deployable liquid storage solutions for use in the most extreme environments. Rubena flexible tanks are a standard, internationally recognised product used by both military and humanitarian organisations for the temporary storage and distribution of fuel and water. They are available from 1,000 litres to 1,000,000 litres and supplied in a variety of material to suit the application.

The collapsible tanks are quick to deploy and can be stored using a minimum of space, ideal for environments where it can be difficult to establish more permanent solution such as steel tanks. One of the most challenging problems for fuel and water storage is the harsh environments where conflicts or relief operations may be conducted. Rubena flexible tanks have been successfully deployed from Arctic/Antarctic to tropical and desert conditions. These flexible tanks are manufactured from specially developed rubber-coated textiles, PU and TPU which are specifically designed to offer high abrasion and tear resistance.

Features & Benefits

  • Durable and able to withstand harsh conditions.
  • Manufactured from high-quality materials.
  • Flexible and easily deployed.
  • Built to an internationally recognised military standard.
  • Available in a wide range of specifications.

Available in a range of specifications depending on requirements

Ranging in capacities from 1,000 up to 1,000,000 litres, Rubena flexible tanks are supplied in different material specifications depending on storage requirements and contained fluids such as fuel, potable or non-potable water. Rubena can also supply pumps, filter systems, pipework and connections. Other products - Rubena also provides other products for use alongside flexible tanks including bund liners, ground sheets and UV covers bund liners - used in conjunction with flexible tanks they provide a reliable containment around tanks to prevent fuel spillage with excellent tear and puncture resistance.

General Description Flexible Fuel And Water Storage

Heavy Duty Rubber

For the demanding requirements of the military environment specifically designed to meet British defence specification DGFLS279 with an operational life of 15 years.

Standard Rubber

A lighter weight fabric design to store distillate fuel oils with up to 40% aromatic content, with an operational life of 5-7 years. TPU – coated high tenacity polyester woven fabric designed to store aviation fuel and diesel, with an operational life of 3-5 years. PVC – a Non-toxic PVC-coated high tenacity polyester woven fabric for potable water, with an operational life of 3-5 years.

Most tanks are made to order; we have a standard range and can tailor sizes and accessories to meet with your specific requirements. We can manufacture tanks up to 1,000,000 litre capacity; flexible tanks having a capacity of more than 200,000 litres can require non-standard fittings. Please contact our sales and technical team to discuss your job specific requirements to ensure you get the best possible service from your tank.


  • Pumps.
  • Filter systems.
  • Pipework.
  • Connections.