If not maintained properly, like any product, fuels storage tanks are susceptible to damage. STI/SPFA educates members and their customers on the best practices for fuel storage tank maintenance. Keeping water out of your fuel storage system is of utmost importance to maintain integrity of the fuels being stored.
Today’s fuels are more susceptible to moisture separation and accumulation. Also, removing lead from gasoline and sulfur from diesel has had the side effect of allowing microbial growth to occur more readily, since lead and sulfur inhibit microbial activity.
Ethanol and biodiesel are important in today’s fueling network. But allowing water to remain in these storage systems can cause fuel separation, fuel degradation, and non-metallic equipment compatibility concerns.
For all these reasons, it’s more important than ever to conduct regular inspection and maintenance of your entire UST or AST fuel storage system.
Download the brochures or link online.
- Aboveground Storage Tank (AST) Maintenance Brochure
- UST Maintenance brochure
- Generator Tank Maintenance Brochure
There are also additional publications, standards, education, and maintenance documents available to help protect your tank.
Fuel Storage Tank System Maintenance
- Keeping Water out of Your Storage System
- Protect Your Tanks, Reduce Your Downtime, Reduce Your Risk: Inspect and Maintain Your Fuel Storage System
- Storage Tank Maintenance Standard (R111)
- SP001 Standard for the Inspection of Aboveground Storage Tanks, 6th Edition
- SP131 Standard for Inspection & Repair of Underground Steel Tanks
Find more resources in the STI/SPFA Store.