When it comes to fully optimizing your construction operation, finding opportunities to increase job site efficiency, avoid costly downtime and minimize construction equipment maintenance is no easy feat.
But savvy operators know one key on-site asset has the potential to increase efficiency and keep your operation moving: bulk diesel fuel storage tanks.
Here’s how this central storage solution can boost site productivity, improve workflow and further maximize your ROI to execute at peak performance.
Invest for Time and Cost-Saving Benefits
When the job calls, you need your equipment ready for action. With these key perks, on-site fuel storage ensures no time is wasted.
Convenience: Simply put, incorporating bulk fuel storage on your job site provides easy access and more control over your operation’s workflow. Having fuel where you need it, when you need it, means your team can quickly and simply fuel up as needed.
Avoid more costly alternatives. Storage tanks eliminate the need for less efficient alternatives like wet filling or service station trips. Having your fuel provider wet fill individual pieces of equipment can hit your budget harder than your typical bulk fuel delivery, and service stations fill ups can result in valuable time lost away from the job site with the potential for time wasted in-store.
Proactively increase productivity. On-site bulk fuel storage allows for proactive ordering and delivery of quality fuel products, so your supply is squared away in advance. Strategic operators can contract fuel ahead of time and capitalize on regular deliveries to ensure your construction site fuel inventories will meet anticipated demand.
And once you’ve invested in bulk diesel fuel storage for your operation, two clear-cut tactics can ensure your storage continues to drive results on the job site.
Keep Your Storage Properly Maintained
Once you’ve installed FUEL TANK STORAGE on your operation, it’s important to practice proper tank maintenance to capitalize on your fuel investment. Maintenance should include:
Periodic tank cleaning: Regular cleanings can help keep microbes, bacteria, dirt, and other contaminants from infiltrating your supply. If a tank is left uncleaned, it can lead to more money spent on fuel and potential equipment repairs.
Confirm filter compatibility: Ensure you’re using the appropriate size filter for your operation. Plugged up filters can lead to costly downtime, and with supply chain issues, replacements can sometimes be hard to find.
Water removal: Water in diesel fuel is not only detrimental to filters, fuel pumps and fuel injectors, it can also corrode metal components and promote rusting within the fuel system. Regularly draining gross water from the bottom of your tanks will help avoid the long-term damage that can result if left to collect too long.
Periodic fuel sampling: If left for too long, the debris caused by water and contaminants in fuel can compromise and degrade your supply. Regular testing will catch possible issues before they enter your equipment’s engine system.
Select a Diesel Fuel with a Built-in Safeguard
Utilizing a premium diesel that’s formulated to keep your fuel system clean and free of water and contaminants ensures your fuel can burn as clean and complete as the day it was delivered.
With a newly enhanced formula, CENEX ROADMASTER XL® and CENEX RUBY FIELDMASTER® premium diesel fuels now feature an industry leading two-phase total water management system to combat the challenges water creates. This comprehensive benefit pulls free water from the fuel so it settles at the bottom of your storage tank for easy drainage, then captures any remaining, tiny water molecules for safe passage through the combustion process. This state-of-the-art system does the heavy-lifting to eliminate water worries, maintain your equipment’s power, and prevent downtime so your projects are completed on time.
To work with a Cenex representative to build a fuel storage plan for your construction site that can help decrease your costs, contact your LOCAL CENEX DEALER.