Storing diesel fuel on-site has all kinds of benefits. Bulk fuel storage tanks are useful for all kinds of industries and applications, including refueling farm equipment or diesel vehicles and powering backup generators during a natural disaster. Generator fuel storage tanks are needed for emergency preparedness. They help essential services by staying in operation. Regardless of your storage tank’s overall usage, regular maintenance is a top priority for both safety and function. Maintaining your fuel tank all year is important so you can depend on high-quality fuel when you truly need it. Read on to learn about fuel tank maintenance, including standard guidelines, refilling, and cleaning tips.
Pick an Appropriate Fuel Tank
Only use designated outdoor storage tanks for any outdoor placement. You shouldn’t ever repurpose an indoor or underground storage tank for above-ground use. Only outdoor storage tanks can withstand outdoor elements, and other storage tanks might present safety hazards if they’re located outside. For example, a black-painted fuel storage unit won’t withstand direct sunlight exposure or higher temperatures. It will be subject to serious overheating, which can cause a safety hazard.
Be Mindful While Picking a Fuel Tank
A storage tank location is important for safety. Be thoughtful while planning your storage tank’s placement on your property. Correct placement will limit the likelihood of fires or pollution events. The tank has to be accessible yet isolated somewhat. Your storage tank should sit on a well-drained, high, and flat ground site around 50 feet away from buildings, roads, water sources, property lines, or power lines. A well-drained site will ensure minimal buildup of rainwater, which can then corrode fuel tanks and harbor bacteria.
Install a Secondary Containment and Double-Walls
Fuel storage tanks could fail or leak for a lot of reasons. It is crucial to have the proper preparations in place in case this happens. You could either invest in a double-walled tank or include a second containment area. The secondary containment area should have the capacity to fit the contents and could be like a tub.
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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.
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