Fuel Storage Tank Cleaning 

Fuel Storage Tank Cleaning – Safety First

Tank cleanings are a fact of life, and part of operating a safe business.  Facing this necessity and putting the proper procedures in place can be a real challenge, or this responsibility can be outsourced easily to professionals that specialize in tank cleaning.  At Clean Fuels Associates, we can set up a regular cleaning schedule for your tanks, and make sure that all safety requirements are adhered to.  Here are a few safety protocols that we put into place, and that must be followed for safe and efficient tank cleaning


Avoid Contamination of Your Fuel Storage Tank

When water and other contaminants pollute your fuel tank, you face the possibility of contaminated fuel, which will damage tanks, equipment, and cause environmental hazards. You should plan tank cleaning and maintenance into your schedule and have it done on an automatic schedule, so it is not overlooked and forgotten.


Use Trained Professionals to Clean Your Fuel Storage Tanks

Never make the mistake of thinking that unskilled, inexperienced employees are suited for cleaning your storage tanks.  Don’t underestimate the importance of this task, and the safety hazard it poses for all.  Cleaning of your fuel storage tanks requires those who have received extensive training and people who have industry-specific experience with tank cleaning. If employees are unsure, or in less than optimal health, they represent a significant threat to the safety of all when they are asked to clean your storage tanks.


Make Sure That Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is Worn During Tank Cleaning

Protective gear should be worn by all who are servicing your storage tanks. Handling materials and working with the tanks should never leave personnel unprotected.  It could be a matter of life or death.


Using Safety Equipment

All safety equipment must be on hand and in use during the process of cleaning the storage tank.  A professional storage tank cleaner should always be alert and aware of possible safety issues that occur while the cleaning is in progress, and they should always be prepared with safety equipment on hand and ready to be pressed into use.


Following Safety Procedures

Before they begin cleaning, technicians should be sure that all valves and other components of the tank are closed, opened, shut off as indicated by safe tank cleaning standards.  Not cleaning your tanks can be unsafe.  Cleaning them without having proper safety procedures in place can be just as dangerous, if not more so. 


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