Farm Fuel Storage and Handling - What can You do?

 
 
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 For producers that are looking for options for their existing on-farm fuel storage, there are basically two alternatives: replacement or improvement.

There are many options and variations in the design of a petroleum storage site.

Figure 2 illustrates one example of a well-planned site, using single walled tanks with a secondary containment built into the foundation. Alternatively, you could use double walled tanks, avoiding the need for the additional containment in the foundation.

Figure 2. Well-planned petroleum storage site
Figure 2. Well-planned petroleum storage site
Adapted from Resource Management Branch, BC Ministry of Agriculture and Lands

Characteristics of this well-designed system include:

  • Proper foundation (impermeable floor)
  • Secondary containment
  • Proper venting (pressure vent cap separate from fill opening)
  • Emergency plan and equipment (fire extinguishers)
  • Collision protection (bumper guards)
  • Theft / vandalism protection (lockable caps)
  • Prevention of evaporative losses (shade)
  • Grounding for prevention of static electricity (bonding line and ground wire)
  • Monitoring for losses due to theft or evaporation (fuel meter)
This publication illustrates in greater detail the characteristics described above.
See section 7, Planning a Fuel Storage Site for more information.

Source: Agdex 769-1. September 2008.
 
 
 
 

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