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The Smartest and Safest Ways to Refuel Your Construction Site

The Smartest and Safest Ways to Refuel Your Construction Site

Unsafe refueling on a construction site can have serious consequences.

Unsafe refueling can have serious consequences. For example, if diesel fuel is ever mishandled, it could lead to dangerous fires and explosions. Such incidents will not only endanger lives but could also cause serious project delays and financial loss. One other risk is environmental contamination because of fuel spills. There are innovative and safe ways to deal with fueling on your construction site. Read on to learn more!

Essential Materials and Equipment for Construction Fueling

For efficient refueling, the proper equipment and materials are all essential. This includes sturdy fuel tanks, modernized fuel pumps, and dispensers. Safety cans are crucial for safely handling smaller quantities of fuel, especially flammable liquids. In case of any accidental spills, spill containment kits, which include absorbents and other barriers, are indispensable for effective and quick cleanup. Serious advancements have been made in this industry. Fuel storage now involves double-walled tanks with advanced leak detection systems. Dispensing systems have also been upgraded with features such as automatic shut-off and digital flow meters for improved accuracy.

Best Practices for Construction Site Fueling

Best practices for construction site fueling focus on efficiency, safety, and environmental compliance. Some key practices to consider:

  • Keep your refueling site both clean and orderly.
  • Its legally required to have a drainage plan. This plan should fully detail where fuel goes in case of a spill.
  • Use containment strategies to stop contamination of areas like grass verges and waterways. Regularly maintain interceptors in refueling spaces, ideally every five to six months.
  • Consider remote monitoring for fuel tanks and pumps. Regular testing of overfill alarm systems will ensure that they’re in working order.

Implementing these best practices in construction site refueling will improve both efficiency and safety and will ensure compliance with environmental regulations. Give Howard Energy Inc. a call if you’d like to learn more about our fuel services!

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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 FacebookTwitter, and LinkedIn.

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