Commercial Fuel Tank Installation
New regulations have brought about changes in the construction of underground fuel storage tanks. Because of the high risk of leaks with steel tanks, fiberglass is becoming an increasingly popular choice because they greatly minimize the risk of tank leaks. In addition, with the use of more bio-fuels, there has been an increase in aggressive microbial induced corrosion of the metal components in fueling systems. Fiberglass tanks avoid the internal corrosion caused by these microbial agents.
Quick Environmental offers several fiberglass tank types including:
- Single Wall Fiberglass Storage Tanks– ranging in size up to 50,000 gallons.
- Double Wall Fiberglass Storage Tanks– Provide maximum protection of the environment with sizes up to 40,000 gallons.
- Multi-Compartment Fiberglass Storage Tanks– Can store two or three grades of fuel in a single tank within separate compartments. Available in sizes up to 40,000 gallons.
- Triple Wall Fiberglass Storage Tanks– Triple wall tanks are a good choice when there are sensitive groundwater aquifers or nearby lakes and streams. They are available in sizes up to 40,000 gallons and have four different monitoring options.
Quick Environmental uses an in depth installation process to ensure the structural integrity of the tank, proper orientation and ease of future maintenance.
The methods we employ will be determined by:
- The type of fuel storage tank to be installed;
- Location of the tank based on nearby existing structures and utilities while meeting minimum clearances as required by federal, state and local codes;
- The height of the local water table;
- The stability of the soil at the bottom and sides of the excavation;
- Site traffic above the installation;
- Existing codes and regulations;
- Any required anchoring system.
All fuel storage tanks are tested on-site before installation. Piping connections are tested prior to backfilling and the tank will be vented.
Because of the hazardous nature of removing and installing underground storage tank systems, you’ll want to hire an experienced company, like Quick Environmental, who has specific certification in UST removal and installation.