Wednesday, June 7

The amount of liquid fuel that needs to be stored depends on the fuel used, its use, and whether it is “flammable” or “combustible,” as determined by the fuel’s flash point. 

Poor access for delivery trucks to securely fill Above Ground Tanks and inadequate care for how fuel is stored could put people at risk for severe injury or environmental damage. The Guideline’s purpose for the fuel storage system is to minimize these dangers.

Why Would You Use a Tank for Fuel?

Why should I purchase a fuel tank? A better question is why to go to a commercial fuel supplier when you can have your fuel on-site. The following are the benefits of having a fuel storage system & tanks:

  • Simple refill on-site equipment: Access to fuel on-site around-the-clock, seven days a week, is the primary reason businesses purchase fuel storage tanks. Due to the connection between the fuel tank and the fuel supply of the factory machinery, machines can operate continuously without waiting for fuel refills.
  • Have backup fuel available: With a fuel storage tank, you always have fuel on hand in case a machine or vehicle runs out

How to Pick the Right Fuel Storage System or Tank?

If you’re looking for a fuel storage system, think about the size and layout of your facility and the processes you need to fuel. Consider the following inquiries for yourself:

  1. How much fuel do you require?

The size and capacity of the fuel storage tank, as well as how those qualities relate to the requirements of your facility, are some of the most crucial factors to consider. Everything depends on how much fuel your operations need.

  1. How rarely would you fill a tank?

How long would it take you to use all 12,000 gallons of fuel? Do you require a tank that can hold 24,000 gallons, or would that be sufficient to fuel your activities for a suitable fill cycle? Your tank’s capacity will ultimately influence how many processes you can feed during a single tank-fill cycle and how frequently you need to place refill orders.

  1. How much area do you have on the land?

If you intend to buy a tank for your operation, we should already determine the location of the tank. If not, you must choose a location and check whether the given area is large enough to handle a potential tank model. 

This area will need to be in a secure location, ideally some distance from any on-property buildings. Instead, choose a below-ground fuel storage system.

  1. Which kind of fuel would you use?

Your requirements for a tank design will depend on the fuel type used in your activities. You must have a double-walled tank or store flammable fluids in a tub or dike if you intend to use them. You will need a different tank for every type of fluid you intend to use.


Governments and stakeholders should review their fuel storage strategies in the context of current instability. There was an increase in the amount of fuel stored as well. 

This change led to several worries. How long can you keep the fuel? How can chemical instability be overcome? How can you stop microbial load? What laws and rules are appropriate? We analyze the solutions to these questions.

How long can fuel be stored?

Fuels have varying storage life spans; diesel has a shorter storage life than ethanol and biodiesel blends. Furthermore, other circumstances affect storage life. Keeping diesel fuel dry and in a cold environment are optimum storage conditions (below 70 degrees Fahrenheit). Such circumstances ensure a storage life of six to twelve months. Fuel stabilizers are necessary to extend fuel life past a year.

What regulations do you need to maintain a fuel storage system?

The most important benefit of a properly kept fuel storage tank is avoiding water contamination. Above-ground tanks have open tops that let rainwater pollute the fuel stored.

Keeping the space in the tank minimum is the primary method of preventing water condensation from forming on the fuel. The configuration of the tanks and the fuel’s volume-based expansion determine the required amount of space. The protection of the tank’s structural integrity is vital.

Which Regulations are needed for fuel storage systems & tanks?

The types of tank, fuel storage system and regulations vary from state to state (under or above ground). Tanks with at least 10% of their structure underground are considered underground tanks. 

State regulations protect workplace safety, education, and training, from top management to Class C workers, through accredited programs like Illinois UST Class C Training. The laws governing corrosion issues and leak prevention vary from state to state. It is essential to carefully analyze the rules and standards to calculate the Return on Investment in a storage facility.

How to Manage Diesel Stability with Stored Fuel?

 Microbial development reduces the storage life of diesel fuel, making it less feasible to use the fuel. Diesel fuel bacteria eliminate biocides, a tried-and-true approach for stopping diesel fuel bacterial growth. 

Biocides have gained significance and are now necessary for fuel storage facilities. The elimination of sculpture from ULSD (Ultra Low Sulfur Diesel) makes fuel much more susceptible to microbial activity than previously, which is the leading cause of this rise.

What are the effects of biofilms on storage fuel stability?

However, the existence of biofilms affects how well biocides and storage fuel stability treatments work. In the diesel fuel storage tank, there exist organisms that generate biofilms, which are biological masses. Such microorganisms can spread swiftly and effectively.

A biocide can get rid of or “kill” a microbe found in diesel fuel. Suppose the biofilm is present in a fuel storage tank system. In that case, the tank may become re-infected with bacteria even after treatment. The answer is to dissolve the biofilm so biocides can enter and destroy the microbial species. Depending on the biofilm’s lousy, the storage tank may undergo a complete mechanical cleaning to get rid of the biofilms.


Prismecs offers the full range of fuel storage system services, regardless of your operational environment or power requirements, from design and engineering to supply chain, commissioning, and even MRO. We engineered the answer. After that, we install, activate, and manage it. You can directly contact us at 18887747632. You can also write us at for your queries and further information!

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