I’ll be away from the computer today, folks, gone to NYC to (hopefully) claim an award with Truckers News editor Randy Grider in the Neal Awards best special issue category — our “green issue” is one of three finalists. Wish us luck, eh?
**Check fuel containment area for water regularly. Remove water when needed.
**Watch areas of snow melt and water run-off. Look for ice dams and other ways melting water can be diverted. Try to keep water run-off from entering fuel storage tanks through vents, piping and containment areas.
**In the spring, check tanks for water concentration and microbial contamination. Check again in the fall before colder weather sets in.
**Monitor hoses, fill/vapor caps, check gaskets for leaks.
**Fuel tanks should be kept as full as possible to reduce the amount of air and water entering the tank.
**Always install a dispenser filter on a storage tank. If there are any issues with contaminants, the dispenser filter will plug but keep it from progressing to the vehicle tanks.
**Desiccant driers are recommended in tank vent openings.
**Visually check tanks monthly for free water by obtaining a tank bottom sample.
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