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Fuel Storage Maintenance
For Winter

Is your fuel tank winter ready?

Winter fuel storage tank maintenance

Yes, it still feels warm outside. But winter is just around the corner. That’s why you’re already asking us about heater fuel tanks.

We recommend getting your heater tanks ready for the colder months. Here are three top tips for maintaining your tank so you stay nice and toasty this winter.

Three Top Tips For Maintaining Your Fuel Tank

  1. Check fuel levels
  2. Ensure your tank is secure
  3. Regularly inspect your fuel tank

Check fuel levels

Keep an eye on fuel levels and avoid heater breakdowns. This helps you keep on top of how much fuel is left in your tank to give you enough time to order and prevent fuel delivery delays.

Running your tank to nearly empty can cause water, sludge, and sediment to form at the bottom. During colder months, this build-up can freeze and result in blockages and heater performance issues.

Our fuel tanks can be equipped with fuel management technology to help control and track fuel usage on your site. We offer several solutions for monitoring usage – from accurate gauges to a sophisticated dispensing system with real-time reporting. So, you can closely monitor fuel tank levels, with all data recorded from every transaction.

Learn more about keeping on top of fuel costs with fuel management

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Ensure your tank is secure

Did you know winter is the most common time for theft? Theft is most common at night, and with fewer daylight hours, theft is more likely. That’s why it is essential to have a durable and secure fuel tank that keeps assets contained and provides you peace of mind.

Western global fuel tanks are entirely lockable. Here are just some of the security features our tanks can offer you:

  • Lockable equipment cabinet – keep equipment and ports secure and contain spills.
  • Concealed hinges and tamper-proof locking systems
  • Thick galvanized carbon steel to prevent crime and withstand extreme weather conditions.
  • Access manway – prevents the lid from being removed.

You can read more about job site security in our recent blog post.

"In this area, theft is prevalent, and we have not had any Western Global fuel tanks broken into."
Operations Manager, Reladyne LLC

Regularly inspect your fuel tank

Perform regular checks before harsh weather conditions, such as sub-zero temperatures and snowstorms.

  •  Detect the defect- Cold weather and heavy snowfall may cause defects. Check for cracks and weather erosion, risking costly spills and fuel contamination.
  •  Locate the leak – Any strange smells, or staining, could be a sign of a leak. A leak can be a severe problem for your business and the environment, so staying ahead of the game is essential.

Poor tank maintenance can cause problems any time of year. Therefore, we advise checking your fuel tank routinely. You can find more guides on fuel tank maintenance on our How-To page.


Western Global can get your winter ready in no time. Browse our fuel storage tanks or get in touch to find out more.

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