Bulk Fuel Storage: Above Vs Below Ground Tanks

Which Solution is Best for Your Business?

Above Ground Fuel Tanks

If you’re a Guttman Energy bulk fuel customer, you know how crucial fuel is to your operation. But did you know how bulk fuel storage is just as important? Faced with the option of above or below ground tanks, some operations balk at choosing the best storage method. The secret lies in choosing a tank that best caters to your business’ specific needs. So, weigh the pros and cons, and make the best decision possible. 

The first area to consider is installation. Below ground tanks tend to rack up some pricy installation costs, whereas above ground tanks are cheaper, but take up more space (and can be a bit of an eyesore to your neighbors). Below ground tanks do have a longer life span—meaning less replacement costs. Therefore, when choosing a tank, it’s important to not only think of your budget, but also your land use—not to mention any permits or property regulations you may need as well. 

The effects of storage conditions should also be considered. Above ground tanks result in more exposure to sunlight, rain, and freezing—all issues that can potentially ruin your fuel without the proper preventative measures. However, above ground tanks are much easier to maintain compared to below ground tanks. Because of their location, below ground tanks are harder to monitor, meaning fuel contamination and leaks are much more challenging to spot and solve. 

At the end of the day, every business has different fuel practices that will lead them to choose the best bulk fuel storage vessel for their needs. Whatever you decide, Guttman Energy provides comprehensive fuel maintenance solutions—including fuel protectant products and automated inventory monitoring. Above or below ground, Guttman Energy has the tools to ensure your fuel stays in optimal shape, at all times. To learn more about Guttman Energy’s fuel maintenance programs, visit https://www.guttmanenergy.com/fueling-solutions/fuel-inventory-management/

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