Getting fuel storage right for remote locations
- 14 March 2019
Working in remote locations poses many challenges. There are countless infrastructure issues that rear their head during an average day on the worksite, and keeping it running with a reliable source of fuel is a necessity. But what is involved in having the right type of fuel storage solution for your remote workplace.
Keeping your fuel safe and secure
Two of the most commonly-faced issues with fuel tank storage are to do with refuelling and security. It’s essential that there be a continually available fuel supply to keep your operation running, and it also needs to be protected and accounted for.
In remote areas, security is often poor or non-existent. Old-style fuel tanks, which comprise of a single tank with an easily-accessed opening, are often drained by thieves overnight or when the worksite is unattended. Even authorised access to the tank was typically recorded using a manual system such as a log book which is prone to errors.
To counter these problems, we would recommend using a self-bunded fuel tank with digital metering systems built in. A self-bunded tank - a tank within a tank, essentially - is far more difficult to break into and drain fuel out of than an old-fashioned single cell tank. Additionally, the digital meter is built directly into the unit to accurately record any usage and can even be assigned to a particular user, so site administrators can have precise knowledge of where and when the fuel is going before it runs out unexpectedly.
Bulk Fuel Australia’s line of fuel tanks are designed to maximise efficiency while taking up no extra space, so that they can be easily transported into place. Using digital metering can also let us know ahead of time when an on-site refuel is required.
Long term logistics
The logistics of keeping fuel tanks and, by extension, your vehicles and equipment supplied can be a major drain on your time and resources. Manually tracking how much fuel is remaining and organising refills in time can be a costly exercise and not one that you want to get wrong. Also it can be time-consuming to send out a truck to get more fuel and bring it back. That’s a truck on your fleet that you could be using for your own jobs.
By using Bulk Fuel Australia’s fleet of fuel delivery vehicles, you can be sure that your fuel tanks will remain stocked around the clock even in the most remote of locations. Our team of drivers carry reliable diesel fuel all around the country, no matter how off the grid your worksite may be. Talk to Bulk Fuel Australia today about what fuel delivery solution is right for you.