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How Do You Know When You Need To Replace A Diesel Fuel Storage Tank?

Oct 27th 2015 at 10:05 PM

There are two basic scenarios for replacing a diesel fuel storage tank:

1.    Age of the tank.
2.    New requirements for fuel storage.

The age of the tank is really its condition after a period of wear and tear. The working condition of fuel storage tanks are the results of a combination of onsite needs, working environments, a lot of use, the odd “clanger” during operations, and the effects of time. While most modern storage tanks are a lot better than their predecessors in terms of longevity, they do need to be checked for wear and tear, and replacement.

New requirements are the result of operational changes onsite. You may need to revise your fuel storage on a farm which is doing more than it used to do, for example.  Farm diesel storage tanks may include a “menagerie” of storage requirements, notably base storage and peripheral storage for remote sites on the property. Included in these new requirements may also be greater capacity, and basics like upgrades, replacing old tanks.

Replacing old tanks also gives you more options for managing your storage at the same time. For instance:

You can replace inefficient older storage with bulk diesel storage tanks, allowing you to take advantage of bulk fuel purchases.

Custom built diesel storage fuel tanks offer some really good options, allowing you to tailor your fuel storage to specific needs.

You can reshuffle your storage to allow easier movement of fuel around your working sites.

To save you a bit of time looking, we’ve found a company called Fuel Storage Tanks, based in Texas which is a sort of How to Choose Your Fuel Storage Tank site. They have literally everything, including custom built options. Check out their website here at You’ll see every type of fuel storage tank from giant tanks to small, go-anywhere tanks, container pans, and accessories. They’re a one stop shop in this field, so see what they can do for you. You can contact them directly online or by phone.

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