Farm Owner’s Checklist in Installing a Safe Aboveground Fuel Tank

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One of the first things you should look for when canvassing for manufacturers of an aboveground fuel tank for your farm is their untainted track record of quality product and service. In addition, they should be able to deliver and meet the high standards of safety and quality in accordance with Australian Standards.

Evaluation of your farm’s location, installation, and implementing safety nets, as well as emergency procedures and future maintenance, should be included in the services they offer. As for your part, it is not enough to just understand the mandatory requirements in having a fuel tank on your farm. Make sure you get involved in the most important aspect of installation, which is the security.

So, before you choose among different manufacturers of fuel tanks, consider the following:

Access to Physical Location

When choosing the best location to install your aboveground fuel tank, you should consider many factors. Accessibility is important, so when a refill is needed, it will not hinder your business’s operation. Make sure it has sufficient space for people and vehicles to move around.

Keep Out of Reach

If your land space permits, a distance of at least 15 meters away from your barn, storage facility and other structures is ideal. This is to prevent any untoward incidents, such as spillage of hazardous chemicals, electrical trips caused by overloaded circuits and other harmful problems.

Safety Nets

As fuel tanks contain highly flammable and combustible liquid material, placing it far from electrical boxes, power lines and overhead wires is a must. Make sure the area is properly labelled. Feel free to invest in additional signage to improve safety.

These are the things no longer handled by manufacturers, so it is up to you to make the necessary adjustments. Remember that there is no such thing as exaggeration when it comes to security – it is better to be safe than sorry.