An Overview About Industrial Fuel Storage Tanks

June 29, 2020

Generally speaking, industrial storage tanks are used to contain gas, oil, water and petro-chemical products for industrial usage. It has several sizes and shapes and can be positioned underground, horizontal and vertical. It can also be made out of concrete, stone, fiberglass, steel or plastic. Since it has various styles, uses and functions, they are most often categorised based on the substance they contain. One major category is industrial fuel storage tanks. Below is an overview of industrial fuel storage tanks.

Industrial Fuel Storage Tanks Basics

Industrial fuel storage tanks are also known as petroleum tanks. They are popular for holding various liquid materials but generally, they are used to contain non-organic and organic liquids. In other instances, they contain vapour and different flammable liquids. This particular category also has different designs and sizes which makes them ideal to contain fuels, vapour and industrial fluids

Types of Industrial Fuel Storage Tanks

Although they come in different designs and sizes, there are two main types of industrial fuel storage tanks. These are aboveground and underground tanks.

Aboveground Fuel Storage Tanks - These tanks are commonly used due to their reduced long term maintenance and cheaper costs. They are significantly cheaper as compared to their counterpart in both material and operational costs since you don't have to spend more on backfilling, deep excavation, and pavement of more involved piping. These tanks are also low maintenance since it is easy to check for leaks and damages. That is why they are most common in fuels and chemicals storage.

Underground Fuel Storage Tanks - Underground storage tanks utilises the underground storage for containing hazardous materials or fuels. These are often regulated and must adhere to code. At least 10 percent of the stored volume of these underground fuel storage tanks are buried. They are mostly used to maximise space since they can be below lawns and driveways. The downside is that they are susceptible to damages and leaks because inspections for them are not regular.

Advantages of Using Fuel Storage Tanks

Industrial fuel storage tanks promote safe storage of fuel and other inflammable liquids. They must be certified before they are sold to contain chemicals, solvents, oil, petrol, diesel, and other hazardous and flammable liquids. Consequently, they are efficient and reliable containers for hazardous substances. They are cost-effective because you can contain your fuel based on the amount you need. Aside from that, you can have your pick with the multiple options presented to you. There are also types that are extremely durable, one of which is the self-bonded tank with double steel walls that can store an amount between 1,000-150,000 litres. If you want a small one, opt for wrap tanks with a capacity of only 1,000 to 1,450 litres.

Contact Details

Fusion - Weld Engineering Pty Ltd
ABN 98 068 987619

1865 Frankston Flinders Road,
Hastings, VIC 3915

Ph: (03) 5909 8218

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