To understand what a double-walled fuel tank is, it is important to have some knowledge about single-walled fuel tanks and fuel tanks in general.
Single-walled tanks have a single metal layer containing the fuel, while double-walled tanks have a first layer surrounded by a slightly larger containment layer.
Like any liquid container, fuel tanks present the risk of leakage and pollution of the environment. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) oversees SPCC (Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure) regulations to reduce the risk of pollution.
When deciding to purchase a double-walled tank, factors such as budget, existing facilities, regulatory compliance and weather resistance must be considered, and we are here to assist you.
Advantages of double-walled tanks
Double-walled tanks also offer several advantages that might interest you. Here are a few:
- Automatic EPA complianceOne of the main advantages of double-walled tanks is that they automatically comply with the EPA’s SPCC regulations. Double-walled tanks are environmentally safe without the need for an additional containment structure.
- Leakage monitoringThe double-walled tank leakage monitoring system warns when a leak occurs. Discovering a leak from a fuel tank days after it has started can be a company’s worst nightmare. The leak monitoring system in the Fenotec kit ensures early notification of a leak, so that immediate action can be taken to resolve it.
- Weather resistance: the presence of a second layer in double-walled tanks helps protect the inner layer from rain, snow, sleet and other forms of weathering. This helps prevent losses caused by rust and extends the life of fuel tanks.
You should consider purchasing a double-walled tank if:
- You want a cost-effective way to comply with the EPA’s SPCC regulations.
- You want greater resistance to weathering and rust, reducing the risk of damage or loss.
- You want to be alerted when a leak occurs thanks to a leak monitoring system visible from the outside.
After evaluating these factors according to your specific situation, you will be able to make the best decision for you. The next step is to collaborate with Fenotec and Tank Gauging Italia. We have leak monitoring and weathering capabilities, thus protecting the inner layer from rust and extending the life of the tank.
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