CUBE vs ROUND TANKS – THE FACTS
Is it time to modernise your fleet with cube-shaped fuel containment? Although round tanks have been traditionally utilised for the storage of fuel; cube-shaped tanks open new ways to increase productivity, efficiency and profit streams.
So, let’s get the facts straight. We have collated some of the common miss-conceptions and questions surrounding fuel storage tanks, helping you get the most out of your fuel tank…
1. All fuel tanks need secondary containment. FALSE
110% bunded cube tanks, eliminate the need for a secondary containment pan, by housing pump fittings and port connections inside the exterior wall.
HELPING YOU: Save time and money associated with emptying and cleaning the pan in order to prevent site contamination, as rainwater and fuel accumulates.
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2. Tanks are vulnerable to theft and weather damage. FALSE
Traditionally fuel tanks may have been more vulnerable to damage and potential theft, as round tanks often have mount ports, pumps and fittings on the exterior of the tank. However, Western’s TransCube tanks are double-walled and feature a lockable cabinet, making them more secure with increased product life.
HELPING YOU: Easily maintain, clean and inspect your fuel tank, promote cleaner fuel, and reduce the risk of theft, and exposure to the elements.
Have you seen our BRAND-NEW TransCube Global Cab– featuring a larger lockable cabinet, ideal for transportable use, with a cube-shaped design.
3. Tanks require regular maintenance checks. TRUE
To increase the service life of your tank, it is important to carry out regular maintenance checks. Fortunately, our cube-shaped tanks offer double-wall containment, to simplify the cleaning and maintenance routine. For more comprehensive cleaning, our cube-shaped fuel tanks feature a removable inner tank to complete maintenance that would otherwise be challenging, if not impossible.
HELPING YOU: Keep tanks clean and well maintained, extend service life and promote clean fuel.
4. Fuel tanks take up too much space. FALSE
Products like our TransCube Global, takes up less space in a yard, than traditional round tanks of the same holding capacity. WHY? Round tanks are not engineered to be stacked, and if they are, they could cause potential safety hazards. The sturdy steel frames on TransCubes allow fuel tanks to be stacked up to 2 high full of fuel, and 3 high when empty.
HELPING YOU: Save space in your yard.
5. Fuel tanks can be fully transported full of fuel. TRUE
Round tanks can be difficult to transport and will take up more room on a truck. However, cube-shape tanks can be easily stacked, allowing you to transport more fuel tanks on one load. Products like the TransCube Global, are built to withstand the rigors of fuel tank transportation, providing protection from fuel surges that can destabilise vehicles.
HELPING YOU: Reduce the time and cost of emptying and cleaning prior to fuel transport. Choosing a fuel tank that adheres to global transport regulations, will reduce the cost and hassle of relocating fuel tanks.