Filling the tank


It is necessary to decide what type of delivery truck the fuel-oil supplier will be using during the design process. Fuel-oil trucks are either a type of gravity or a type of pump (i.e., equipped with an integrated fill pump).


Both types of trucks are capable of handling USTs and ASTs found at elevations below the vehicle. Pump trucks are suitable at higher altitudes for filling ASTs. Gravity trucks are great for filling out USTs. However, a gravity style truck alone won’t operate when the fuel storage tank is at a higher level than the vehicle. A choice for these applications is a remote filling system with an integrated fuel transfer pump that allows gravity trucks to fill ASTs at higher elevations. Remote fill systems are fitted with gages and sensors to assist and alert the operator during the process of delivery.

Extreme factors must also be taken into account as the need for fuel oil could arise in a state of emergency. For instance, it’s typical for a fuel oil vendor to guarantee one type of truck, but then the truck is not available in case of a city-wide power outage when everyone needs fuel. Extreme conditions must be taken into account during the construction of the fuel oil system.

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Concealment of the Remote Fill — Architects want to retain the appearance of their designs. The Concealed Underground Remote Fill allows the appearance and beauty of a building to be undisturbed. The Concealed Underground Remote Fill provides a code compliance solution where the required clearance to building openings cannot be achieved with an above ground product.