You need fuel for using a lot of machinery on your site. Storing fuel in bulk helps reduce transportation time every time you need it while saving the cost of transportation of fuel. Though there are regulations in installing and maintaining bulk fuel and fuel tanks, and also you will have the responsibility of keeping them away from contamination (water or microbial) or any type of hazard.
Setting up a fuel tank takes hours and an abundance of workforce and equipment. These things need to be done with precision and patience to not cause any problem on the site. But to avoid any extension in the required time of the installation, some steps can be taken for a timely installation. Here is how you can reduce fuel tank setup time in the best possible way, and also how to maintain it.
- Keep your staff ready for the installation
You know the time and date and the location where you will be installing the fuel tanks. Thus, keeping your staff deployed and ready for assisting in the installation of the tank will help speeding up the process. The company supplying you with the tank will send their professionals for fitting the tank, pumps, vents, and other accessories.
These things cost additional time if the site owner or the workers does not cooperate with the tank engineers. You need to keep the area clean and cover up the electricity requirement by ordering generators before the installation to avoid any delay or complication in terms of power requirements.
- Invest in Skid frames and built-in forklift pockets
The fuel tanks are cylindrical, making it difficult to transport, particularly if it contains fuel in it. Investing some amount for installing a skid frame and built-in forklift pockets makes it easy and safe for transportation. Some tanks are built with these beforehand.
So you are open to the option to get those too. Not only for transportation, the frame and pocket also make the tank easy to handle by the staff. The operations are observed to have speeded up, with safety, when the staff handles such equipment. Also, keep in mind the state regulations while ordering fuel along with the tank. If you do not work according to the regulations, you may have to face heavy fines.
- Choose a flat location for the installation
To ensure that the fuel is safe from any contamination or spills, make the placement of the tank on a solid flat surface. Flat surfaces are recommended, not only for easy and quick installation but also to keep the area around the tank safe from any leaning or tripping. In case of any potential spill or lead, a sloppy place may make the fuel go downhill, which may reach to water source or drains. A solid flat surface ensures maximum stability. It is also suggested to consider placing the tank above the ground surface in your site to keep the soil and groundwater safe in case of any leakage. It may also save your digging and extra installation costs.