Fuel tank maintenance works best when the actual end-users also monitor their tanks since they are the people that are around them most.
Here are a few tips that customers can keep in mind to help monitor their tanks and prevent storage issues.
Tasks to be performed every week
✓Check the fill port for standing water
✓ Inspect the fill cap and gasket
✓ Inspect the vent
✓ Make sure that all fittings, vent caps and threaded connections are tight
✓ Keep nozzles hung in their proper place
✓ Monitor changes in the flow rate of the pump
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
✓ Check all filters and ensure that they are working properly, need to be replaced, and are the correct type for their location in the system
✓ If installing tanks near roofs, make sure that water does not run off the roof and drop directly on fuel tanks
✓ It is also essential to make sure that filters are in good shape, and are large enough to allow fuel to flow in the cold weather.