There are a wide range of uses by companies for commercial fuel storage tanks. Companies may have a commercial fuel-oil or gas tanks on premises that are used to power equipment and vehicles, or heat offices and various other buildings.

Storing large amounts of fuel on premises is of course not without its risks. Fire is the main and immediate concern due to fuels’ highly combustible nature. Potentially a devastating accident waiting to happen, by law measures must be taken to prevent any such incident occurring.

Commercial fuel tanks can prove to be an environmental hazard if they start to leak and the fuel spills out and seeps into the ground, possibly contaminating water supplies and putting the owner at risk of costly legal action and clean-up costs.

Over time without regular maintenance tanks will become polluted with water, bacteria, and particles such as dirt and sludge. This will clog-up filters and contaminate further supplies of fuel. This dirty fuel will pose risks to where it will be used: either in heating systems, standby generators or vehicles, causing damage that could be expensive to repair, and cause detrimental down-time.

So, to eliminate these risks and to keep use of commercial fuel tanks and their contents efficient it makes sense to schedule regular maintenance. It will also help keep companies in line with regulations concerning the use of commercial fuel tanks.

It’s possible to clean fuel tanks and the fuel they contain, whilst they are still in use using filtration and various other methods. Meaning there is no risk of disruption to the use of your fuel tanks for your company; so it can be business as usual.

In addition, firms stand to also gain from tank maintenance because regular work and any repairs that are required will extend the life of their tanks, negating the need to replace them prematurely with expensive new ones.

Fuel stored in large quantities are hazardous elements, but if properly looked after and maintained, fuel storage tanks will provide years of efficient use and service; preventing environmental or even human casualties and helping your firm to get the most out of its heavy investment in the fuel necessary to keep it running.