3 Common Reasons Fuel Storage Tanks Require Repairs

Fuel storage tanks are some of the most secure pieces of equipment on the market, and for good reason. The tank is designed to carry a very important – and very volatile – fluid that we need to power our technology. As such, each tank is triple-checked for any errors before it’s even put into use.

Thanks to following distinct guidelines, general maintenance, and the longevity of the tanks, there are seldom any problems that occur with fuel tanks. However, matters can still occur that may require repairs for your storage tank to keep it in the best condition.

What are some fuel storage tank problems you should be on the lookout for? This article mentions a few common reasons for storage tank repairs that you may need to handle. Keep reading to find out more!

1. The Steel in Your Fuel Storage Tanks Has Corroded

Storage tanks are made out of steel, which is one of the strongest and most resistant materials that would allow the tank to operate for a long period of time. However, nothing lasts forever, and the steel in the fuel storage tank can become corroded after extended use.

Make sure to have your tanks periodically inspected to see when it’s time to repair or replace any steel components. It’s a wise move that could keep you from spending thousands of dollars on a situation that could have been avoided.

2. The Dispensers Could Have Leaks

Leaks are commonplace around fuel tank dispenser units, especially older ones. These leaks, which may appear insignificant at first, can cause damage to the soil around the dispensers and even to the dispensers themselves. Take some time to inspect for any leaks and repair (or update, in the case of older tanks) them to minimize any potential damages.

3. The Fittings Could Cause Leakage

Lastly, be sure to check the fittings on your fuel storage pipes. Although most pipes are made of double-walled fiberglass and strengthened to withstand fueling operations, there is always the possibility of a leak occurring around the pipe fittings due to improper installation. This can cause the fiberglass to flex or even crack.

Routine maintenance on your fittings is key to making sure they stay in top condition and your tank can continue operations for a long time to come.

Let’s Take Care of Your Tank

Now that you know some of the problems that could happen to your fuel storage tanks, you’ll be better equipped to handle the problems that come your way and keep your fuel tank in operation for a long time to come. That said, to take care of any matters that may arise, you’re going to need to rely on a team of experts you can trust to take care of the job. We’re the right ones for your needs.

At RAK Industrial Services, we pride ourselves on being professionals in industrial production services. We offer a wide range of services, including on-line leak repairs, composite repairs, maintenance and repairs on coatings and linings, and much more, all at high quality and for a price that works with your business finances.

Check out our site to learn more about what we do, or reach out to us whenever you need our services. We can’t wait for the chance to serve your business!

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