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Best Practices to Reduce Fuel Tank Setup Time

 

Setting up an above ground storage tank can take around four hours, costing time and man hours. Follow these best practices for reduced set up times and smoother installations.

KEEP YOUR FLEET DEPLOYMENT-READY

Fitting your tanks with pumps, vents, and additional accessories can add a lot time spent at your customer’s site or at your facility. By selecting a tank that houses equipment and fittings within an integral containment area, your tanks can always be ready for their next job.

SAFE TRANSPORT

Round cylindrical tanks can be challenging to maneuver and transport due to their shape. It’s good practice to invest in tanks that have skid frames and built-in forklift pockets. These types of features are commonly seen as nice-to-haves in the industry, but they truly speed up operations and improve the safety of staff when handling such equipment.

If you are transporting a tank already filled with fuel, ensure that the tank meets the local regulations for transport while full to avoid costly fines.

PROPER PLACEMENT

The placement of above ground tanks should be a top consideration when providing a tank to your customer’s site. Tanks should be placed on secure, solid surfaces to ensure maximum stability and stop the tank from possibly leaning or tipping over. A flat surface is also important to make sure that any potential leaks or spills do not run downhill towards any sources of water or drains that might be in the area.

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