Underground fuel storage tanks, or USTs, have to be replaced as time passes, just like any other equipment. The average lifespan of underground fuel storage tanks is around 25 years. When a tank is close to its retirement, you’ll find corrosion, leaks, and other problems. Purchasing a new one is a legitimate investment, so you should consider a few things before you pick one. Read on to learn more!
Know About the Regulations
If this is the first time replacing a fuel tank, it could mean you were not there for the initial installation. In cases like this, the usual regulations regarding USTs have likely changed. Try getting familiar with the newest rules and regulations to make sure the one you pick meets them.
Pick the Proper Fuel Tank for Your Needs
When it comes to the right fuel storage tanks, there are plenty of options available. There are different sizes, shapes, and materials to consider. Underground fuel tanks are made out of fiberglass or steel. Steel is the ideal choice if your operation is located in a space with extreme weather that affects the ground stability. Fiberglass has the added benefit of preventing corrosion in environments, but it can be a bit more expensive to install.
Talk to Your Fuel Supplier About Costs
Your fuel tank supplier must be your first information source about a new underground fuel storage tank. They will help you decide which choices are right for your operations and let you know about each associated costs. You’ll need to pay for the tank, but there are probably other fees for things like installation to consider.
Look into Products That Will Help Your Fuel Storage Tank
Your fuel supplier should give you the highest-quality fuel tanks possible. However, they also have products that could improve their capabilities. For example, a few can help prevent leaks and water intrusion, extending the life of a storage tank while reducing maintenance costs.
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