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Posted Sunday, August 30th, 2020

Nowadays, when the price of fuel fluctuates rapidly each week, the accurate control of fuel tanks at service stations and for businesses becomes vitally important to ensure no loss, evaporation or misuse. Compliance is also key with companies ensuring that they are following practices to minimise any issues when it comes to local regulations around leak detection and safe fuel storage.

 

 

Firstly, let’s take it back to basics, what is calibration? Put simply, it is the science of determining the exact true volume of a containment system corresponding to a certain measurement value. It is key to obtaining accurate measurements of quantity. Without accurate calibration technology, even the best gauging systems and the most accurate manual measurements are of little value. A Fuelchief tank, such as the DC Series of tanks pictured, are calibrated before they are implemented in the field to ensure that safe fills and storage capacities are true and accurate. We ensure the highest degree of measurement accuracy, helping you to maintain client/tank confidence and preventing costly errors.

 

The system we use to calibrate our tanks is known as a flow meter calibration apparatus, what it does is measures the flow rate in litres per minute (displayed on the clock) of the pumping unit. In one minute, the apparatus then states how many litres have filtered through, therefore ensuring that the flow rate is correct for the pump (aka litres/min)

The video below shows our technician Allan conducting a calibration test on a DC100 stationary fuel tank for a client. This system has been fitted with an Everlink Fuel Management System and to ensure that the reading matches output this test has been conducted.

 

Calibrating A DC Series Fuel Tank

This video shows Fuelchief's Allan going through the calibration testing process for a client's tank prior to delivery.