Having fuel tanks and also fuel cubes for your organization is an efficient way to save both time and money on your fuel costs. To make sure you are getting the most out of them, it is essential to follow the best practices. Read on for some dos and don’ts about both fuel tanks and fuel cubes that you should know!
Tank Quality and Fuel Storage
Allow us to start with an on-site tank. Whether you need a double-walled, single-walled, concrete vaulted tank or a fuel cube, it is important to start with a good-quality tank that is the size you require. On-site tanks will come in 1k, 2k, and up to 10K capacity limits. These bigger fuel tanks will let your employees fuel their vehicles and equipment while on-site. This helps save on labor costs and will reduce your paperwork. Rather than looking for a close gas station and wasting any time in line, they can be working on the job. Plus, you will save money since you’re able to take advantage of bulk pricing. Compared to any traditional fuel tanks, fuel cubes are more compact. It is the ideal solution to bring to job sites, plus it is stackable and simple to move since each one has a built-in forklift pocket.
Set-Up Times for On-Site Tanks
The setup for above-ground fuel tanks can take around four hours. These are the primary steps:
- Install the accessories and parts
- Transport the tank to your site
- Deliver the offload tank and containment pan set-up
- Fill up your tank for use
There are some practices to keep in mind, too:
Proper preparation is key. Before the delivery of your fuel tank, make sure that your provider installs all pumps, accessories, and vents. Howard Energy can provide tanks that house fittings and equipment within your containment area.
Planning transportation matters as well. This is why it’s important to buy fuel tanks with skid frames and other built-in forklift pockets. For above-ground tanks, spend some time picking the best location, too. Each container should sit on a stable and firm surface. This will give it the most stability and stop the tank from the chance of tipping over.
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At Howard Energy, we fully understand how your business depends on a reliable and steady supply of gasoline and diesel fuel to keep your operations at its peak. As a family-owned, commercial full-service gas and diesel fuel supplier, Howard Energy has been serving companies across Maryland, Washington DC, and Northern VA for over 25 years.
Our team of experts has a thorough knowledge of the petroleum industry to devise commercial and retail fueling solutions. As a result, we use our keen insight to build strong partnerships with commercial trucking, construction, manufacturing companies, and more. Howard Energy is proud to bring our products and services to gas stations, car dealerships, marinas, and beyond – 7 days a week with no surcharge on holidays or weekends.
If you need cost-effective and convenient wholesale fuel and related fuel tank storage or monitoring services, contact us to get started. Call us at 410-647-1500, and visit our website. Stay connected with Howard Energy on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.