Tank Maintenance Steps for Drivers

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

Tank Maintenance Steps for End-Users

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.

May 2019 – Demulsifiers are Debunked

Demulsifiers are Debunked

Are you still using a demulsifier? If so, you may not have a clear understanding of modern fuels and engines.

As the seasons shift, it’s important to address temperature changes and condensation in modern fuel. Moisture in fuel can cause corrosion, but this corrosion can be rapidly increased by the present of ethanol from gasoline loads that are not properly washed out.

The remnant ethanal is enough to change the PH of the water bottoms into an acidic pool of rapid corrosion.

A Premium Diesel Fuel Additive Program can address this issue in modern fuel.

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By: Zach Winter

zwinter@etproducts.com