If your steel tank is dirty or greasy to the point of preventing optimum operations, it’s time clean it. Cleaning your steel diesel tank is a way to ensure the longevity of your storage, and an excellent chance to look-over your tank. Let’s explore how you might clean one.
Step-by-step you should first empty the steel tank completely then remove the fuel pump, insert a hose into the fuel tank and begin pouring a stream of clean, hot water. Whilst the water is filling, spray a mild detergent or degreaser into the tank. If opening allows, use a brush to loosen debris from the sides of the tank.
Remember that you can always consult a member of our team by getting in contact, and one of our venerable fuel tank experts will get in touch with you and analyse what your tank specifically may need in terms of cleaning and give you specialised advice.
AT RPM Fuels and Tanks we recommend that clients check their steel diesel tanks annually when the OFTEC certified heating engineer calls to service the boiler. We also recommend that clients inspect their tank once a week for any early signs of problems such as corrosion to the tank’s walls or sudden dips in oil levels. Tanks are required to have an oil tank contents gauge to help prevent spillage and overflowing.
You will want to extend your steel diesel tanks lifespan as much as possible, but you may find that, after several years of build-up, you may have to consider replacing your steel diesel tank. If such a situation occurs, don’t hesitate to browse our site for a suitable replacement.