Fuel Storage Tank

A Guide to Fuel Storage Tanks

Being able to readily and efficiently access fuel is important for a wide range of industries across Australia to maximize productivity and save time and money. Bulk fuel storage tanks provide the ideal solution to ensure business operations work optimally and are not impacted by expensive, slow or insufficient fuel supplies. Storage tanks allow bulk quantities of fuel to be purchased at more competitive pricing. With fuel costs set and supplies secured, accurate forecasting of the cost and time of associated business activities can be readily achieved.
What is a fuel storage tank?
Fuel storage tanks in their most simplest forms are containers that are suitable for safely holding fuel indefinitely without corrosion of the holding vessel or contamination of the fuel supply or the surrounding area.How is a self-bunded fuel tank different from other fuel tanks?
A self bunded tank is a fuel storage tank that has double steel walls that safely store diesel, ULP, Diesel Adblue and many other petrochemical liquids. The double steel walls protect against leaks and spillages, so are important for preventing contamination.

What is the purpose of a fuel storage tank?
Fuel storage tanks allow fuel to be held on site safely meaning fuel can be readily and quickly accessed as required.

How do storage tanks work?
Storage tanks are delivered to the selected site and located on a flat level surface that is easily accessible for tanks and machinery to be refilled from. A fuel tanker visits the site and refills the tank as needed. Once this is done the fuel storage tank is ready for use. Simply pull up to the tank and refill the vehicle or machinery using the pumps provided.

How do you maintain a fuel storage tank?
Fuel storage tanks need to be regularly maintained to keep all working areas clean and tidy, this will lessen the chance of any contamination of your fuel and damage to your tank. All equipment and fittings should be regularly checked for damage, loss of parts or accessories.

How do you clean a fuel storage tank?
Use an approved detergent when cleaning all parts of your storage tank.

Why do you need a fuel storage tank?
Having fuel readily available helps businesses be efficient and agile in their operations. Having a fuel contingency plan helps to ensure businesses are not impacted should supply disruptions eventuate or severe weather conditions affect fuel supplies.


What are the benefits of fuel storage tanks?

Time and Cost Savings: A fuel storage tank can store large amounts of fuel safely and accessibly. This in turn means staff are not required to leave the site to refuel machines and vehicles, saving time and money for the organisation.

Flexibility: Fuel storage tanks can be safely moved from one site to another depending on where they are currently needed, so you can have your fuel easily at hand wherever you need it most. For remote locations, fuel storage tanks can be effectively used even when there is no power on site through solar or diesel power systems.

Safety: All our fuel storage tanks are built to the highest Australian safety standards. Our self bunded fuel tanks are equipped with double steel walls preventing rupture, spills and leakage of stored liquids. This helps ensure your site can comply with environmental standards surrounding safety and contamination.

Low Maintenance: Durotank’s fuel storage tanks are excellent time savers for another reason, they are easy to install, require minimal set up and are very low maintenance.


How Durotank Can Help

We have a wide variety of fuel storage solutions to suit your fuel storage needs. All our tanks and trailers are 100% designed and manufactured in Australia using Australian materials. This means we can oversee the build process of our products from start to finish ensuring the quality of each tank is spot on and we can guarantee our customers receive the premium quality tanks and trailers they expect from Durotank. To see how we can assist your business get in touch today 1 300 829 802

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Here in the hire field we need tough, reliable equipment that we and our customers can depend on. That’s why for our fuel storage needs we use the Australian made Durotank. Thank you Durotank for helping us support our customers in all mining and civil areas. Here in the hire field we need tough, reliable equipment that we and our customers can depend on. That’s why for our fuel storage needs we use the Australian made Durotank.