For fuel and oil companies, having safe, clean storage options is essential to the business. If you rely on unstable or poorly maintained storage tanks, you’ll find your fuel quality can decrease dramatically, and you run a much higher risk of bacterial contamination. This is especially true in the modern world, as fuel spends more of its time in transit, which gives it more opportunity to be contaminated. To prevent problems, make sure to follow these basic maintenance tips.
Choose Tanks Wisely
You choice of tank material and design is one of the prime factors in maintaining fuel quality. A double-walled steel container offers the highest standard of safety and is the least likely to crack or warp over time. During installation, the fill pipe should be placed as far as possible from the drive-in pump, as heavy traffic makes contamination more likely.
Each day, gauge and reconcile your tanks and meters. This will help you identify whether there is any fluid besides oil or fuel in your tanks. Screens, plugs, sensors, and other equipment should also be checked regularly to be sure they’re working as intended and there are no signs of wear.
Clean & Repair Promptly
If you notice a problem such as internal residue, cracked tank walls, or damaged or missing components in the storage and pumping assemblies, make sure to act quickly. The sooner you can address the situation, the less damage will be done in the long run. Have the tank professionally cleaned and repaired by an oil company, and replace any damaged or missing equipment to prevent contamination problems.
With appropriate care and monitoring, your fuel tanks can provide clean, safe storage for years to come. CMS Oil Company in Lapeer, MI, has a 70-year history of providing quality oil and gas. Along with their competitive rates on fuel delivery, they offer the best payment plan options of all the area’s oil companies. For questions or to schedule delivery, call them at (810) 664-8491 or get in touch online.