As a follow up to my reference guide on the selection of an above-ground fuel storage tank, I wanted to provide some technical details on the performance tests required for a “Protected” tank designed for compliance with UL-2085. The following document is published by the Steel Tank Institute (here), and provides a good technical summary … Read more
Selecting a fuel tank for an underground installation will probably have you looking at either an all-fiberglass tank, or a carbon steel tank. If you like the strength and durability of steel, there are several choices that can provide the necessary leak monitoring and leak containment, as well as the corrosion-protection so critical to these installations. Here are your choices for the best steel tank designs offered by the Steel Tank Institute and its licensed fabricators.
There are many decisions in the process of designing a large fuel storage system for emergency generators. A bulk fuel storage system often means storing tens of thousands of gallons of diesel fuel, and with that much fuel on site, it is normal to have concerns for safety, code compliance and reliability. Here are some basic steps to help you complete a fuel system design.