Off the Grid Fueling for Wildfire Management

Off the Grid Fueling for Wildfire Management

A wildfire management organization was in need of a transportable and environmentally friendly fuel solution.

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CHALLENGE

A wildfire management organization was using fuel drums for off the grid fuel depots, temporary fuel services at fire line helispots and as fuel backup supply. Their drums posed significant problems such as leak threats, high costs for bulk fuel, drum management and environmental risks for containment. The customer wanted to keep the drums for small capacity fuel jobs, but needed a transportable, environmentally friendly solution for bulk fuel supply.

SOLUTION

The trailerized version of the TransCube Global was the perfect solution for their needs. The TransCube took up much less storage space than their fuel drums and was far easier to transport. The TransCube also cut the hassle and costs of traditional fuel drum cleanup and disposal. The transportable design became a versatile solution for providing fuel where they needed it, and the double-wall added an extra layer of environmental compliance and protection against leaks.

RESULTS

With the TransCube Global, they were able to meet an unpreceded amount of fuel needs during fire season that would have been logistically challenging with fuel drums. One 1,198 gallon TransCube could hold the same capacity as twenty fuel drums, which allowed them to save space during transportation. Since the TransCube met all of their onsite approvals, there was no requirement for an EPB Permit offering an environmental solution that saved them time.

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