Diesel is commonly used to fuel vehicles, machinery, and other motorized appliances. It is one of the most efficient fuel sources because when burned by a healthy engine, it produces less smoke and other harmful chemicals. One of the most common uses of diesel is fueling generators. If you have a plant that uses diesel generators, your diesel demand is likely to be high, which is why you should invest in the best diesel storage techniques.
While diesel is not as volatile as petrol and will not catch fire as fast as other petroleum products, it still poses a safety hazard when stored inappropriately. Here are three diesel storage tips that can help you have a safe and convenient diesel storage facility.
Preparing An Above-ground Tank For Storage
You need a tank for bulk diesel storage. You can choose to have a tank that is either above the ground or below the ground. An above-ground tank is easy to install and very convenient. However, since it is exposed and more vulnerable to developing problems and complications, there are certain regulations you should follow when installing it.
Make sure that a professional inspects the tank when it has been installed. Ensure that the pipes feeding the tank, the material of the tank, and every other component upholds the set safety standards of bulk petroleum fuel storage. This will minimize the possibility of incidents later on.
Choosing The Right Fuel Supplier
Bulk fuel storage works best when you have a reliable supplier. The supplier should have the right certification and licensing to distribute fuel. If you are not sure about the quality of fuel that a certain distributor is supplying, it would be best to avoid it.
Holding contaminated or adulterated fuel in your bulk storage facility can be a safety hazard and can also create legal problems for you.
Install The Right Fire Safety Measures
Once you start storing bulk petroleum products, you have to ensure that the area around the storage facilities is always secured. However, regardless of how hard people try to keep the place secure, fires, leaks, and other incidents still happen. You should, therefore, have fire-fighting and safety equipment to minimize the damage that might happen in case of a fire or spillage incident.
These are crucial considerations to make when creating a bulk diesel storage facility. Remember to get the right permits for the facility, as this will help you connect with genuine suppliers.