Fuel delivery drivers play a critical role in proper tank maintenance programs. If they perform a few easy tasks when they visit customer locations, they can avoid tank maintenance issues.
Many drivers already monitor tanks when they are filling them, but here is a list of things that they can try to keep in mind:
Tasks to be performed before every fill
✓ Check the fill port for standing water,
✓ Inspect the fill cap and gasket
✓ Inspect the vent
Tasks to be performed every month
✓ Monitor the tank’s bottom water levels.
✓ If there is a change noted, stick and sample the tank bottoms and fuel from nozzles for moisture
✓ Ensure that all caps are seated correctly monitor Submersible Turbine Pump (STP) for water
Tasks to be performed twice a year
✓ ET Products can help determine the proper intervals to treat with an effective biocide to mitigate microbial growth before it multiplies
✓ Visually inspect the shear valve
✓ Check all filters and ensure that they are working correctly, need to be replaced, and are the correct type for their location in the system
✓ Perform flow rate test to ensure that fuel is pumping properly