It is good to learn about oil and fuel storage tanks if you own a mining camp, a fuel facility, or any other facility that requires you to store huge quantities of oil and fuel. Storing fuel and oil can be a very challenging job as storing them and ensuring that there is no wastage or pollution, is a tough task.
Fuel is a one and a bane
Oil and fuel are both essential as they are used to greasing run mechanical equipment and machinery, we require in our daily lives. They are also used as fuel to produce energy. But they can be hazardous, if they spill over, as they can contaminate the environment and the aquatic ecosystem. They are highly inflammable and can wipe out the surrounding areas if a small spark reaches it and take many lives with it. Just following the regulations might not always be enough while you handle oil and fuel. The best way to carefully manage and store fuel and oil is to invest in API 650 tanks, built as per accepted safety standards.
The standardized containers not only store oil and fuel, but they are also structured uniquely. This is to ensure that the contents are safe and protected against external elements and reactive substances. There are self-bunded tanks, which are like a tank within a larger tank. In fact, in some cases the external tank can hold 100 % of the fuel that the inner tank can hold, thus acting as a perfect net, just in case the inner tank overflows or leaks. There are also double skinned storage tanks which are simpler and less secure version, with a protective shield around it. Depending on the quantity and type of fuel you wish to store, you can pick from these two types of storage tanks.
Oil storage tanks have different dispensing equipment. These are electronic in nature and can keep a record of how much fuel has been dispensed at a particular time. This decreases the risk of stealing and ensures secure and safe storage. The maintenance staff can make sure that the hoses, the nozzle, and the administering equipment are all functioning properly. This is one way of making sure that every bit of oil is accounted for and is used well.
Just any job, fuel storage has its set of challenges. But, with these basics covered, your fuel storage management should be a lot easier.