The oil and fuel industry is the most thriving sectors in terms of economy. Currently, there are many countries that have successfully reserved oil and fuel. The major concern while handling oil and fuel containment tanks is safety measures. There are so many things to consider while handling them like leakage, spills, and contamination. There are few companies who have extended the usage of the ground storage tank, so they have to take extra measures in order for safely handing fuel tanks.
There are few safety measures that you should take while handling fuel tanks.
1. Check properly fuel storage tank
The fuel storage tanks which are placed on the ground usually prone to corrosion. This happens because of the nature of the liquid. This is a serious issue as this corrosion will eat the tank until it leaks or spills. You need to make sure that the fuel storage tank isn’t leaking and monitor the tank foundation, connection, and piping system on regular basis.
2. Check the location
Before installing any fuel tank, ensure that the tank is not placed near stream, ponds or lake. As later you are going to face the consequences. You should add the fuel according to the storage facility so that the chances of leakage will be less. This will also help you to maintain a healthy ecosystem.
3. Go for corrosion protection
You need to very particular about corrosion protection, whether you are using PVC liner which will protect your tank from inside or you are using some secondary containment area for leakage or spill. You need to use some corrosion protection in order to protect your fuel storage tank. No doubt, PVR liner will increase the lifespan of your tank and secondary fuel tank will able to detect sign easily so that you can fix the issue before it gets worse.
4. Storage tank regulation
The biggest benefit of the storage tank is that it gets prevention of water contamination of the fuel. The ground level storage tank gets affected from the rainwater so it is very important to check that is top lid is closed properly. It is highly recommended to minimize the space left in the tank. This space will decide how much water it will accumulate.