Generator Fuel Tanks

Generator Fuel Tanks

Generators Keep Your Business Running

When the power goes, everything goes – refrigeration, lights, electric motors – everything. When the power stops, operations stop. When operations stop, profits stop as well.

Just stop and think for a moment about all the processes that electricity keeps running:

  • Manufacturing machinery
  • Computers
  • Safety equipment and measures
  • Cooling units
  • Feed belts
  • Packaging machinery

Of course, the loss of power is a large setback to any facility, compromising profits, productivity, and safety. To make sure that blackouts do not result in catastrophic problems for companies and their manufacturing, warehousing, or other facilities, almost all companies keep back up generators on hand.

Generator Fuel Tanks For A Variety Of Fuels

  • Gasoline
  • Diesel
  • BioDiesel
  • Ethanol
  • Methanol

Determining Optimal Storage Tank Size For Your Backup Generator

Different volume and outage concerns call for different storage tank solutions. Not all companies will need a 20,000 gallon storage tank. Conversely, a 1,000 gallon storage tank will not work for a large company.

Things to Consider:

  • Number and duration of blackouts
  • Facility size
  • Start up, delivery, and per unit costs

Small to Mid Size Generator Fuel Storage Tanks:

  • Useful for areas with few outages or with short blackouts
  • Small storage tanks require frequent fuel, shipping, and delivery charges.
  • Ideal for small facilities that do not require large amounts of power
  • Low-cost start up
  • Higher per-unit and shipping charges

Large Generator Fuel Storage Tanks

  • Useful for areas with heavy or extended blackouts
  • High volume purchasing means lower fuel and shipping costs
  • Ideal for large facilities that require large amounts of power and multiple generators
  • High-cost start up
  • Lower per-unit and shipping charges

Envirosafe Generator Fuel Storage Tanks are Pre-Engineered for a Variety of Applications

Our generator fuel tanks are available in either Flameshield  (UL-142) or Fireguard (UL-2085) configurations and can be manufactured as a single tank or in split designs for the supply of two different fuel products. Each system we sell is built in our on-site manufacturing facility and is fabricated in accordance with The Steel Tank Institute’s specifications as well as meeting all UL standards.

List of Benefits of Envirosafe generator fuel tanks

  • 30- year warranty backed by the Steel Tank Institute
  • Our tanks are fully monitorable interstitial space for leak detection
  • Easy on-site pressure testing
  • Horizontal, vertical, rectangular, and diked models
  • Customizable compartments for multiple fuels, saving space and money
  • Tested to Underwriters Laboratories UL 142, UL 2085 and SwRI 97-04 by Southwest Research Institute

Available Options & Configurations for Generator Fuel Tanks

Envirosafe’s generator fuel tanks are available in 3 configurations; as a bare tank, standard turnkey system or customized to the customer’s specifications. Some of the available options include:

  • Ladder
  • Monitoring Well
  • Valves
  • Lifting Lugs
  • Emergency Vents
  • Atmospheric Vent
  • Manway
  • Interstitial Leak Gauge
  • Clock Gauge
  • High-Level Alarm
  • Pumps with appropriate valves
  • Meter
  • Hose Reel, Hose, Nozzle, Swivel, Breakaway
  • Filtration
  • Lockable Fill Box
  • Ground Level Fill (Check Valve, Ball Valve, Fill Pipe, Camlock) Overfill Prevention Valve
  • Fuel Monitoring System
  • Fuel Management System

Fuel Tank Varieties

There are three main types of fuel storage tanks – each with their own positives and negatives. Facilities using generators always have one or more storage tanks to be sure that adequate fuel is always on hand.

Things to Consider:

  • Storage needs
  • Safety
  • Available space
  • Ease of use

Sub-Base Tanks

  • For fuel storage of 1,000 gallons or less
  • Double walled, steel construction
  • Small, above ground tanks situated below generator base

Underground Storage Tanks (USTs)

  • For fuel storage of 1,000 gallons or more
  • Fiberglass-reinforced plastic or heavy gauge steel construction
  • Costly, extra equipment required to prevent spills or overflow
  • Corrosion protection measures must be taken for tanks and pipes
  • Leaks, spills, repair, and maintenance are difficult and expensive to rectify

Above Ground Storage Tanks (ASTs)

  • For fuel storage of 1,000 gallons or more
  • Double walled steel construction with built-in secondary containment
  • Less expensive and more convenient to install, maintain, and repair than USTs
  • Impact, ballistic, and fire rated for safety

Why Choose Envirosafe Tanks

Envirosafe is the leader in the production of affordable, reliable, turn-key generator fuel storage tanks that comply with all local, state, and federal regulations. Whether you need bulk fuel storage for diesel, gasoline, biodiesel, ethanol, or oil, we have a durable, easy to install and cost-effective solution to fit the bill. Our double walled steel  tanks are in use worldwide within the automotive, marine, construction, sanitation, and trucking industries as well as municipalities.

Contact our Customer Support for More Information

Contact us to see how buying fuel in bulk can save you both time and money for your bulk fuel storage needs. And be sure to ask about our 100 Percent Financing Options. We also have used tanks for sale. Please contact customer support at 800-555-4754, or via email, or to request a quote, click here.

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