Being able to store diesel fuel safely and effectively for longer periods of time can be really helpful. Most businesses understandably don’t want to waste perfectly good fuel with improper storage. Additionally, with diesel fuel prices being fairly high, many companies can financially benefit from stocking up a bit when prices are good, so that they can have a good supply of fuel available for the long term. However, it can be tricky to keep fuel potent, fresh, and stable over longer periods of time, unless the proper precautions are taken to do so.
To make the most of your diesel fuel for a longer period of time, it is crucial to take proper care of your diesel storage tank. Properly stored diesel fuel can last for up to six to twelve months, but that can only happen when the necessary precautions are taken. The two biggest factors to take into consideration when caring for your diesel def tank, is to keep the fuel inside safe from water contamination and excess heat.
Ideally, your fuel will be kept below 70 degrees Fahrenheit for maximum longevity. As for water contamination, this generally comes down to mitigating two very pervasive means of water contamination from hurting the lifespan of your fuel. Firstly, there is rainwater. Believe it or not, preventing rainwater contamination is a key factor to keeping your fuel stable and useful for longer. To help with this, make sure that you keep an eye out for degrading tank openings that rain may be getting into, as that’s generally how rainwater contamination starts. Secondly watch out for water contamination that occurs from condensation. Though most diesel exhaust fluid tank will generally require that you leave a bit of extra room in the tank with the fuel, it is generally not advisable to have an excess of extra space in the tank. Maintaining minimal extra tank space around the fuel can help mitigate water contamination from condensation building up inside the tank. Longevity of diesel in fuel tanks can also be promoted by using treatments like biocides and diesel fuel stability treatments, which can help minimize bacterial growth and chemical breakdowns in the stored fuel.
Ultimately, there are many things that can be done to help prevent premature breakdown of fuel stored in tanks. Taking all the proper precautions will help keep your diesel fuel tank set up as stable and effective for as long as possible. Investing in a well-made tank can also help optimize fuel storage. We at Belding Tank pride ourselves for always placing highest importance on quality and customer service. We will work with you every step of the way to ensure that you receive the tank that best suits your fuel storage needs!