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Keeping Your Remote Fuel Tanks Filled And Safe

Friday, February 28th, 2020
fuel tanks, monitoring and maintenance tips

If you operate in a remote area, there are many factors you must contend with. One of them is making sure you have enough supplies and resources to complete the job at all times. When it comes to your fueling needs, you should think about having this resource as well as protecting it.

Make sure your tanks are safe

Working on remote job sites can make security difficult, especially if no one is staying there overnight. Without secure storage, fuel can be stolen overnight. With older storage tanks, stealing fuel is simple, especially if the access isn’t locked and logs are done using paper. Here are some steps you can take to protect your fuel tanks.

  1. Consider where the tank is located. If it is further back on the job site, you may need to consider focusing on the surrounding area rather than front-gate access.
  2. No matter where you place your fuel tank, it should be surrounded by a locked fence at the very least.
  3. The type of pump you choose can help with security. With a manual pump, you will need to make sure it is locked after every use. Electric pumps can be locked remotely as well as at the tank, so this is a great option for remote work sites.
  4. Use tank monitoring from your fuel supplier. This can help you see if there is theft from criminals as well as any from employees, which can unfortunately happen. Also, if there are any leaks in the tank, you should be able to see this with a monitoring service.
  5. Consider using security equipment like cameras and alarms. This helps deter theft before it happens.
  6. Increase the general security on the entire worksite. This will help protect your fuel as well as keep equipment and tools safer.

Take care of your fueling needs

When you don’t have to think as much about security, you can focus on other logistics, like getting fuel to your remote worksite. You can manually track your fuel usage to keep up with deliveries. Tank monitoring is another option for tracking fuel, but this is automated. That means you won’t have to spend as much time managing resources.

Working with a bulk fuel supplier for refueling on contract or spot fueling (one-time) can mean the difference between having enough resources and running out. If you have a supplier, speak with them about your options. If you do not work with one, find out who the best companies are in the area.

Are you looking for fuel for your job site?

At Kendrick Oil Company, we provide a variety of Products and Services. Whether you need one-time fuel deliveries or would like to discuss setting up regular fuel deliveries, we have the supplies you need. We serve clients throughout Texas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Kansas, Colorado, and Louisiana. Give us a call at (800) 299-3991 to find out more.