3 Key Things You Need to Have in Mind When Hiring a Fuel Storage Tank

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In a market where there are many options, choosing a fuel storage tank for your needs can be a challenge. If it's your first time hiring a fuel tank, there are some things you can easily neglect when choosing one and this will only result in you not finding the most ideal. For this reason, before you hire a fuel storage tank, here are a few things to think about.

The Configuration of the Tank

Fuel storage tanks can be either single skinned or bunded. A bunded fuel tank is essentially a tank within another. The internal wall or tank holds your fuel while the outer wall offers additional protection in case of a leak in the internal. However, this is often unlikely because the tanks are often manufactured with precision to minimise such defects. The main function of the extra wall is to make your fuel tank sturdier to withstand accidents caused by collisions with mowers for instance. Therefore, since bunded fuels are stronger than their single skinned counterparts, they simply offer you higher value for your money.

The Testing Method Used

Most manufacturers test their fuel tanks for leaks as a quality control measure. However, the method of testing the leaks may vary across manufacturers. Pressure testing and statistical process checking are the main leak tests conducted. While in all methods pressure is used to test for leaks, statistical process checking involves pressure testing randomly selected tanks. While it's unlikely to find leaks, you may end up with a leaky tank simply because it wasn't sampled and tested. Therefore, to be on the safe side, always insist on a pressure tested fuel storage tank whenever you're hiring one.

The Installation Site

You can choose to install your fuel storage tank indoors or outdoors. Installing your fuel storage tank indoors means you are keeping it from being exposed to the elements. For instance, when it's extremely cold, you don't have to worry about your fuel lines freezing. Indoor fuel tanks are also less susceptible to accidental damages and vandalism. When installing your tank indoors, you need to ensure it's away from combustion appliances and can be easily visually inspected from all sides. You also need to consider installing a drip tray beneath the tank to contain any fuel spills. There are many other things you may need to comply with and these you can find out from your local council or your fuel tank supplier. Outdoor installation is usually an alternative whenever you have limited space indoors. It's important that you construct a base support for the tank to ensure that it doesn't shift or touch any grasses. Grasses and leaves contribute to moisture that can facilitate corrosion of your tank.

For more information, contact companies like Total Generators.


13 April 2017

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