When it comes to maintaining your Fuelchief DC Series Tank there are few steps to remember. We have listed these below for you:
STEP ONE – CLEAN/ REPLACE YOUR VENT
It is important on an annual basis to ensure your vent is clean. To do this you need to follow the below steps;
STEP TWO – INTERSTITIAL (BUND) ALARM BATTERY
The 9-volt bund alarm battery inside the DC Series Fuel Tanks, will require replacement every 12 months to ensure that the alarm is operational in the event that the tank is overfilled. To change the batteries please do the following steps;
For more information regarding the Bund Alarm and its indicator alerts, please refer to the Bund Alarm manual supplied with your tank.
STEP 3 – CHECKING FOR WATER
Checks for water should be made monthly and should be checked via the dip stick (during a normal dipping procedure). To do so:
STEP 4 – REMOVAL OF WATER
Water can be removed from tanks via the water removal drain. Water removal from tanks requires the use of Personal Protective Equipment similar to bulk product handling, i.e. safety footwear, eye protection and PVC gloves.
STEP 5 – BUND EMPTYING
On all models of the DC range of tanks, the presence of diesel in the secondary compartment (bund) is not immediately obvious and the bund alarm that is fitted will sense the presence of diesel
The front cabinet bund area can also be drained at the same time using the above “Bund Emptying” procedure with the addition of a small length of suitable hose attached to the suction side of the pump to reach the bottom of the bund.
To prevent fuel contamination, it is advised that the fuel removed from either the interstitial space or front bund not be returned to the tank but be disposed into site approved waste oil disposal system.
If you have any questions about servicing your DC tank contact Fuelchief (Australia and New Zealand) on email@example.com or 1300 899 038 (AUS) | 1300 03 384 2380 (NZ)
Blog article by Praneel Lal