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HOW TO UNDERSTAND A GA DRAWING: At Fuelchief we work closely with consultants, electrical engineers, architects and those in your industry to produce fuel storage for #bulkliquids such as petrol, kerosene, diesel, waste oil to tallow and rocket fuel. Each tank goes through the process of having it's own unique GA Drawing commissioned by our design engineer David. #gadrawing #bulkfuelstorage #fueltankindustry #consultants #architects
At Fuelchief we get approached for a variety of fuel storage solutions, from traditional round fuel tanks to farm tanks and ute tanks. More and more we get approached by #engineers who require custom configured tanks to meet room requirements of newly designed buildings. The fuel source, although crucial, sometimes in the project becomes the after thought. We have put this handy white paper together around best practice when back-up power is needed for commercial building projects.
CONDUCTING AN OVERFLOW TEST: Making compliant tanks is important to Fuelchief, as part of this process our tanks need to undergo rigorous testing to ensure they meet health and safety standards. Our latest article discusses what is involved in an overflow test to meet WorkSafe instrument for Polyurethane tanks. Check out the article and video here: #worksafe #compliance #tanktesting #farmtanks
Trying to reduce downtime? Fuel is by far, one of the most costly expenses in most companies where equipment or vehicles are used regularly. Do you know exactly how much you are spending and what might be the best option to get you Return On Investment ASAP? We have a tool that can help you get cash flow positive in your first year! Don't believe us? Try it for yourself via the link. #tankcalculator #fuelsavings #positiveROI #returnoninvestment #lowfuelprices
Choosing the right paint for your fuel tank may be a daunting experience, or you may not be aware of the options available. In this handy article we answer some of these pressing questions while looking at the grade of paints available for fuel tanks: https://fuelchieftanks.com/choosing-the-right-paint-for-your-tank-what-to-remember/ #fuelchief #bulkfuelstorage #fueltanks
Multi Hazard Testing: You may have seen our posts last week that briefly gave an overview of what tests are conducted for #multihazard testing when it comes to Above Ground Fuel Tanks. Here we put everything together and delve a little deeper into the nitty gritty of exactly what is involved and why these rigorous tests are needed to create the #SuperVault fuel tank for your projects. #engineers #projectmanagers #highrisebuildings #fuelstorage #powergeneration #multihazardtesting
The 4th and final test conducted on the #SuperVault was the Heavy Vehicle Impact Test. In this final test of the controlled tank, it was subject to being hit by a 12,000lb (5,443kg) battering ram travelling at 10 miles per/hour (16km/hour). That concludes the thorough testing done on the Fuelchief SuperVault tank.
Continuing our Southwest Research Institute multi-hazard testing information on our #SuperVault test series for SwRI 95-03 is the Hose Stream Resistance Test, which occurred immediately after the fire test, took place whereby a high-power pressured hose was used to shoot water at the tank for an allocated time frame. The SuperVault successfully passed this test too and tomorrow we move to multi-hazard test 3. #multihazardtest #fuelchief #SuperVault #fireratedtank #bulkfuelstorage
CUSTOM FUEL TANKS: Pre-painted little beauties right here. A Vanguard and SuperVault side by side. This is a shot of our tanks in their rawest form. From here they are painted and continue the meticulous process to get to our clients. To find out about the paints that we use and why choosing the right paint is important visit our link. #fuelchief #fueltanks #dieselfueltank #customfueltanks
CONFINED SPACE RESCUE SYSTEM: Did you know that Fuelchief are able to customise their welded range of tanks to incorporate (as an additional extra) a confined space rescue system if this is required for your tank? Our latest article showcases a 3M set up on a #SuperVault fuel tank. Check it out via the link in our news section. #fuelchief #bulkfuel #tankonsite #confinedspacerescue
LATEST NEWS: Our range of fuel tanks are fitted with an Overfill Protection Valve and (when requested) a Tank Overfill Alarm. In our latest article we go through the difference and how to maintain both in your above ground fuel tank. Full article via our news section. #fuelchief #bulkfuel #fuelstorage #OPV #tankmaintenance #abovegroundfueltank
PREVENTING FUEL THEFT ON FARMS & PROPERTIES: Diesel is the lifeblood of many agricultural businesses, as such, it is an invaluable asset that requires a strategic plan for loss prevention. Whether you own a small, family farm that functions as a modest, local business, or have an expansive and still-growing, livestock or agricultural operation, you have to know how to prevent theft of farm fuel. This article shares some helpful tips.
A BIG NO NO FOR INTERNAL BRACING IN FUEL TANKS: When it comes to health and safety and the cleanliness of your fuel, there are a few things you need to remember when purchasing a fuel tank. One important issue is if the tank has internal bracing, and if it does we suggest you walk away - click link.
OUR CONSULTANT HUB IS LIVE: Fuelchief are pleased to announce the launch of our dedicated Consultant Hub site for consultants, project managers, architects, engineers and the like. A wealth of data, tests and information can be found here on our offering for power supply rooms, power generation for commercial projects and critical projects that need continuous power. Visit the link. #supervault #powergeneration #consultants #engineering #specifiers #architects #projectmanagers #criticalpower
Let's review the options between an underground fuel storage tank, a fire rated room and a fire rated tank. What are the differences? Which option is more expensive? What is best for projects in the long run? Which is best for the environment? Our article answers these questions. #supervault #fireratedtanks #powergeneration #electricalengineering #bulkfuelstorage
Fuel theft drains millions out of businesses annually. Your fuel is an asset, and unfortunately can make it a target for opportunistic thieves. Check out our 10 tips to prevent fuel theft on your property, especially from your bulk fuel storage tank via our latest article on our website now. #fueltheft #preventfueltheft #fuelchief #fuelmanagementsystem #sapphirefms
Regulations continue to tighten for safe fuel storage and compliance on farms. Fuelchief have a few pointers on getting ahead of regulations to future proof your farm/property. Check these out via the link. #farmtanks #compliantfarmtanks #fuelchief #bulkfuelstorage #dieselfueltank #secondarycontainment
Farmers Weekly NZ have recently discussed the reoccurring safety issues that have been raised around the safe storage an refuelling of farm tanks. It has never been a better time to invest in a Fuelchief Stationary Farm tank. These are double skinned and have been designed with safety in mind. Why not future proof your property and farm and keep your staff safe.