How to Maintain Your Fuel Tanks and Equipment

Fuel tanks and equipment is made durable for constant everyday use, but keeping it maintained will help it last longer. Below are a few ways to take great care of your gas station equipment

Pumps and Nozzles

The pumps and nozzles of your gas station will begin to wear over time. The nozzles and hoses will need replacing far more often than the pump equipment. Check each of these items for leaks and wear periodically. Replace them as necessary. Make sure the pump is accurate and certified as such to stay in compliance.

Fuel Tank Line Integrity

The lines that carry fuel from your storage tanks to the pumps can wear and crack over the years. Have these checked by a professional frequently to avoid costly fuel leaks and spills. Fines for leaks and faulty equipment can prove extremely costly. It is preferable to stay on top of maintenance instead of getting popped for equipment failure during a random inspection.

 

Fuel Tank Pressure Testing

Pressure testing your tank ensures it is in sound condition. Rusting and cracking can cause fuel to begin seeping down into the ground. Check the area for wet spots and fuel odors between testing times. Plan for tank replacement every few years to avoid being caught by surprise.

Fuel Tank Cleaning

Cleaning of the fuel tanks should be done periodically to remove contaminants. A build-up of particulate matter in the fuel will end up the tanks of your customer’s vehicles. You can end up with the reputation for poor quality fuel if this happens frequently. The downtime for your pumps is minimal.

Fuel Biocide Treatment

Bio-materials such as mold can begin to grow in fuel and lessen the quality. Treat tanks with a biocide chemical that reduces the growth. It is an inexpensive way to increase the quality of the fuel you sell.

Leaking Tank Replacement

If your fuel tanks have ruptured, developed a slow leak, or gained holes from corrosion, they will need replacing. It is better to replace old tanks with newer, more durable tanks that last longer.

Contact an expert gas station repair service California like Fastech US and have your fuel tanks and equipment inspected today!