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The importance of regular fuel tank inspection

While we rigorously check our fuel tanks, one by one, to ensure the highest standards of quality and safety before sale, it is highly important to keep the maintenance of your tanks in mind after purchase. As a specialist manufacturer of bunded fuel tanks in the UK we know the importance, and the price, of neglecting your equipment.

As a basic measure you should make sure you undertake a fuel tank inspection at least once a year, performed by a qualified professional. If there are any concerns or issues with your fuel tank be certain to address and fix them as soon as possible. They can only get worse if left alone.

Check your fuel levels

Make sure you know how much you have in your fuel tank by checking the levels regularly. A sudden drop in levels can indicate a potential leak. If you suspect a leak in your fuel tank, consult a professional straight away.

Examine the area surrounding your fuel tank

Carry out your own fuel tank inspections on a regular basis, making sure to take note of all pipe work and equipment, primary and secondary containment, and the surrounding area.

The tank, piping, and bund should never display signs of:

Learn how to use the contents gauge on your fuel tank

Ask an experienced person to teach you how to use the contents gauge on your fuel tank and make regular checks on it.

Basic maintenance of your fuel tank is not difficult or time consuming. Replacing your fuel tank if you fail to make regular inspections, or have it examined annually by a trained professional, is. It is also expensive.

For more information on fuel tank inspection call us today on 01200 400980 – we’ll be happy to help.