How To Boost Productivity And Cut Downtime With Diesel Fuel Storage

Dec 02, 2022
When it comes to fully optimizing your operation, finding opportunities to increase job site efficiency, avoid costly downtime and minimize 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 wasted time.
  • Convenience: Incorporating bulk fuel storage on your 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 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 us wet-fill individual pieces of equipment can hit your budget harder than your typical bulk fuel delivery. Service station 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 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 in your operation, practicing proper tank maintenance is important 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 use the appropriate size filter for your operation. Plugged-up filters can lead to costly downtime, and replacements can sometimes be hard to find with supply chain issues.
Water removal: Water in diesel fuel is not only detrimental to filters, fuel pumps, and fuel injectors, but 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. 
Call one of our United Cooperative experienced Energy Representatives to learn how to save on your tank upgrade with our Patronage Tank Program, which allows you to take the cost of your tank and divide it into a down payment and up to three yearly installments.


Bill Herbst

Vice President - Energy


David Cramer

Filed Under: EnergyFuelLubricants