The Cleaning Process of an Above Ground Fuel Storage Tank

The engine of your car, bus, truck or any vehicle or machine operating using petroleum or diesel has started misbehaving; there are several reasons behind this behavior of the engine. Maybe you are feeding contaminated fuel. Contaminated fuel costs a boatload of dollars on the repair of the engine. But you are buying fuel from a reliable supplier and you also checked the quality of fuel before filling the tank. Plus, you have inspected the every part of the engine. Everything is fine. Most probably, the contaminated fuel is the real culprit. The fuel might get contaminated into the poorly maintained above ground fuel storage tank.

Regular maintenance and cleaning of the extended range fuel tank are crucial. So today, let’s learn how to clean and maintain the above ground fuel tank.

Preparing for Pre-Cleaning600-environmental-tank-removal-20

Before you start cleaning it, there are several important tasks that should be completed. First of all, the in charge of the crew should convene an on-site meeting to plan the cleaning. This meeting should be convened to discuss all potential complications and possible safety issues. The outcome of the assessment of these issues will assist in ensuring the safety of the crew and the tank. The crew in charge should document all these issues and assign responsibilities to different crew members after creating a health and safety plan.

The Right Cleaning Process for Aboveground Petroleum Storage Tank   

The cleaning of small fuel tanks is very easy. However, the cleaning of large fuel storage tank is a strenuous job. Once the crew is ready to start the job, 2 or 3 members of the crew shall bring all required equipment such as pressure washer, a vacuum truck, rescue gear, SCBA system, personal safety equipment and more. The manway is the only way to enter and exit the pump. The crew should use a special device to monitor the air pressure throughout the cleaning process.339

After all equipment has been set up, now squeegees should be used for guiding recoverable towards the vacuum hose of the truck. Once this part is done, deploy a pressure washer to clean the interior effectively and thoroughly. Dividing the tank into sections and cleaning each section separately will prevent the contamination of the area that has already been cleaned. In the last step, the vacuum truck is used for removing contaminated rinse water.

The fuel is likely to get contaminated if it is stored in a poorly maintained tank. It can also have adverse effects on the life and performance of the engine. Therefore, the tank should be cleaned and maintained to the best possible conditions.


Inspecting and Correcting Problems of Water Transfer Pump – 1

The majority of domestic and commercial tasks depend on the adequate supply of water. When the water supply is brought to a standstill, the productivity of a plant or the functionality of a home is also halted. The adequate supply of water depends on the efficiency of the water transfer pump and pipes. There are several reasons behind the failure of a pump. One of the reasons is using a pump that does not fit your domestic or commercial water supply needs. In this case, you cannot troubleshoot the pump. If the size of pipes is right, there is something wrong with the pump.aaeaaqaaaaaaaakaaaaajgq4m2i3mjdklwyxmgitndjmzs04mdmylwe3owuzymq5ytzima

This blog lists possible causes of troubles, inspections and corrective measures to restore the normal functionality of the Water Transfer Pump.


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First of all, see if there is water in priming hole or not. After that, check for air leakage in the foot valve.



1.       Re-prime the pump again according to the instruction manual.

2.       Check and fix all connections on suction line and AVC. Also, check the ejector with shaving cream or soapy water.

3.       Check foot and replace if it is out of order.


Low line voltage



Switch on the pump and use a voltmeter to see the power being supplied to the pump.



If the power supply is less than the minimum recommended then check if the wiring can supply the required amount of power from the main. If it cannot, than replace it with one that can supply.


Pump not primed completely.



Check if there is water in the prime and piping.



Reprime according to the instruction manual.


Air lock in the suction line.



An air lock may be formed when the horizontal piping between the pump and well does not pitch in the upward direction from source to the pump.



Eliminate air lock by rearranging piping.


System delivery is low.



Check the size of the Discharge pipe and find out if it can discharge the amount of liquid pumped by the pump.



Replace undersized pipes.


Air leakage in tubing or volume control.



To inspect, detach air volume control tube at plug hole and pump. An increase in the capacity indicates leakage.



To avoid air leakage in volume control or tubing, replace volume control and tighten filling.



Incredible Freedom and Flexibility of a Fuel Bladder Tank

The popularity and usage of bladder tanks are increasing in leaps and bounds. Also known as pillow tanks, these tanks are way more advantageous than rigid plastic, concrete or steel tanks. High-end quality fuel tanks manufactured by globally recognized manufacturers are made of elastomer coated fabrics. These are made in one operation by homogenous vulcanization of the material. Apart from these, several other materials are used for making collapsible tanks to store variety of liquids like water, fuels, acids and chemicals. Nylon fabric with nitrile/neoprene compound coating on both sides is also widely used in manufacturing fuel tanks. Inside-reinforced seams provide extra strength and vulcanization makes the seams to stay alive for providing trouble free services for years.

Flexibility of a fuel bladder tank: A wide range of tanks are manufactured to satisfy various domestic and commercial fuel storage needs. The flexibility of the tank enables you to fit it into almost any space without any trouble. It is incredibly flexible to fit into odd shaped places. This flexibility makes every tank pretty easy to install and work with. Unlike rigid tanks, the operation of a bike fuel bladder tank is unique and easy. It collapses once you have drawn out the liquid.

Freedom of use and maintenance: The plastic, rigid or steel tanks once installed are difficult to reinstall at some other location. A pillow tank, on the other hand, can be used anywhere, literally at any place. You need transport fuel somewhere else; will you load the rigid fuel tank in the truck? It is not sure that your vehicle is spacious enough to accommodate the fuel tank. Here is what you can do if there is a fuel bladder tank in the store, you can single-handily load it into the truck. Space, size and shape barely matter. Just load it and start pumping the fuel. This freedom makes it ideal for transporting fuel. The maintenance efforts of a bladder tank are just a little more than nil. When the fuel is pumped out, just roll it and store it.

Motor Bike Fuel Bladders

Fuel safety: Double layer and internal-reinforced seams makes it 100% leakage proof. The body of rigid tanks get heated when kept scorching sun and so is the fuel. On the other hand, the body of the bladder tank isolates fuel from the external weather conditions. Though it is rare, but sometimes water trickles into a rigid fuel tank when it rains. This never happens in the case of a well maintained and protected bladder tank. The only fuel safety concern is its vulnerability to sharp objects. No doubt the body is strong enough to endure small metal nails and similar objects. However, it can be pierced with sharp edges of large and heavy objects.

You can visit one of the top-rated manufacturers to purchase a motorcycle fuel bladder in Australia. A fuel bladder for light aircraft is perfect for backup when you are flying. So, when you are to purchase, visit the best manufacturer only.

Four Good Reasons for Using Flexible Bladder Tanks

From last few years, traditional fuel tanks made of plastic, concrete, stone, steel and fiberglass are being replaced with bladder tanks made of highly durable polyester, PVC, nylon and some other materials which are able to resist UV radiations, any chemical reaction with the stored fuel and mechanical abrasion due to the surface. Also popular with other names like pillow tank, flexible tank, these are better than traditional fuel tanks from every aspect.

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High Quality Single Trip and Multi Trip Flexi Tanks

Flexi Tanks are mostly fit into standard ISO containers used for transporting and storing non-regulated liquids inside cargo transport units. Base oils, wine, beer, foodstuff, molasses, fruit juices, latex, water, egg products, glycerine, non-hazardous chemicals, oils, bio-diesels, edible oils, chemicals, non-hazardous pharmaceuticals, and many industrial products are transported and stored inside these tanks. However, you cannot transport and store hazardous materials. Following are the commonly used materials for making Flexi tanks:

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Collecting and preserving water in water storage bladder tank

We all are well aware of the importance of water for our survival and growth. NASA and other space agencies looking for possibilities of life on Mars or some other places in the universe are actually searching for water or signs of water. However, here on our own planet, we are facing some serious clean water shortage problems. According to some studies, there are nearly 1 billion people around the world not getting clean and safe drinking water. Therefore, wherever and whenever we can, we must save and preserve water.

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Three important features of liquid transfer pump

Fluid transfer pumps are used in a wide range of industries for transferring liquids from the source to the destination. Chemicals, acids, petrol and there are various other liquids which must be transferred safely. The material used in the construction of these pumps depends on the liquid to be transferred. That is why the cost of these pumps is pretty high. However, if you need one for transferring water, then you need not invest that much in the liquid transfer pump.

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A Brief Treatise on Leak Proof Water Bladder – Commercial and Residential

Water bladders are being used both at commercial and residential premises for multiple purposes. These are proficient enough to cater various needs and can be purchased through different suppliers. However, Liquid Containment is the top suppliers offering elite products at affordable prices.

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