Diesel storage tanks have become a great solution for individuals and businesses that require fuel storage on-site, especially where diesel drums are inconvenient due to their size. With the right diesel tank, you can enjoy many advantages that include saving time, increasing the efficiency of your operations, and even reducing costs significantly. The benefits of diesel tanks will vary from field to field, with some having more benefits than others. Below are some fields that can benefit the most from having the right diesel tanks.
Having diesel stored on-site is a necessity for farmers, allowing them to speed up their workload during busy periods. Having diesel storage tanks can be very helpful in the late summer and at the beginning of autumn. This is the period when farmers work for long periods to harvest, cultivate, plough and sow to prepare for the coming year. Since during this period machinery will be working for longer, an on-site diesel storage tank can make a big difference.
Transport and Logistics
The transport and logistics industry constantly uses large quantities of diesel fuel, making it essential to have adequate fuel storage. The advantage is that when you buy fuel in bulk for your diesel tank, the price you pay per litre reduces significantly. This is especially important for the transport industry, as the savings can be spread over hundreds or even thousands of vehicles. Another benefit is that having an onsite storage tank will allow your fleet to stay on the road for longer periods without needing to queue at various fuel stations.
In the logistics industry, the biggest advantage of having diesel tanks is the synchronisation of tanks with fuel management systems. This will enable a company to monitor and control the consumption of fuel as well as assist with the analysis of costs and fuel efficiency. With a pulse meter fitted onto diesel tanks or the right fuel management system, it’s possible to get detailed data on fuel consumption.
Sometimes having a diesel tank is not all about cutting back on costs or convenience. There are diesel tanks that are manufactured for a wide range of other uses, such as feeding fuel to backup generators in hospitals and other places as an emergency power backup in the event of an unexpected blackout. There are also small diesel storage tanks with the main of refuelling forklifts and other machinery.
What Size of Diesel Tank Do You Need?
Knowing the exact size of diesel tank you need can be difficult. While you can’t always do a calculation and get the exact size, you can bring some factors into consideration that allow you to get an estimation of what you might require. Below are some things to look at when choosing the size of diesel tank you need:
- The fuel efficiency of the machinery that will use the diesel
- How often you will refill or resupply the tank
- The field you want the tank to be used in, whether transport and logistics, agriculture, or commerce