It doesn’t matter if you own a lube shop or a mining site; if your business produces waste oil, you need proper waste oil storage. In many cases, you may be required by federal, state, and local law to have appropriate storage. However, even if storage regulations don’t apply to your business, proper storage can help with waste oil management when producing large daily outputs of used oil.
One of the best ways to properly store waste oil is in a specifically designed waste oil holding tank. Sophisticated waste oil holding tanks are sustainable and highly effective at maintaining the cleanest possible waste oil. For instance, these tanks are designed to help remove excess impurities from the oil that naturally settle and separate. Thus, by reducing the potential for contamination, you will have a higher quality oil, which is critical for efficient recycling as fuel.
In short, investing in a dedicated waste oil storage tank can help with waste oil management, increase energy efficiency, and improve profit margins. Today, we look at what to look for when purchasing a waste oil storage tank.
What to Look for in a Waste Oil Storage Tank
Managing waste oil should only be done with the right equipment and know-how. Start by reaching out to an expert, like EnergyLogic, who can advise you on some best practices. However, as you move forward and consider purchasing an oil tank, look for the following:
Elevated Fuel Pick-up Capability
An elevated fuel pick-up apparatus sits six inches above the bottom of the tank. Since impurities will invariably settle over time, this feature keeps contaminants from being reintroduced to the oil. As a result, you are left with cleaner oil than when you started.
Low Fuel Cut Off Technology
Certain tanks can detect low fuel levels, which signals the system to turn off. This feature helps eliminate problems and keeps the tank from running unnecessarily. In turn, this can help you save energy and money.
Integrated Drain Valve
A drain valve will make cleaning a breeze. Impurities and contaminants tend to settle at the bottom of the tank over time. Drain valves allow easy removal of this sludge. A tank without this feature calls for an incredible amount of maintenance!
The Correct Size
Tanks come in various sizes, ranging from 130–500 gallons and beyond in some cases. Choosing the correct size is going to give you more options and adaptability. For example, a tank that comes in a smaller size is a better fit for your personal home needs. Whereas, if you own a mining operation, one oil change of a haul truck can leave you with 250 liters of waste oil. In the latter case, you would want a larger waste oil storage container. Additionally, the size and type of tank can potentially affect how efficiently your tank and waste oil heater work together.
You can never go wrong with a product with a great warranty. A timely, money-back guarantee also suggests that a company is confident in the quality and performance of its products—and that you can be too.
Every business is different, and add-on features may be beneficial for some and not for others. For example, a tank emergency vent can provide extra protection against flame combustion. Likewise, an extra filtering option can help remove excess particles from oil before it enters the tank, saving your drain valve and tank some extra work in the future. Therefore, seeking a company that offers customizable features to suit your needs may be worthwhile.
The Right Provider
A provider that adapts to your installation needs and provides continued phone and field support is a valuable resource. In addition, a business should look for a provider that offers in-depth how-to videos on its webpage. This can help customers get started and feel confident about their investments.
EnergyLogic Tanks: Made for Waste Oil
When it comes to waste oil heating, ordinary fuel storage tanks just won’t do. Recycled oil contains many impurities, sludge, and even water. However, EnergyLogic tanks are smart enough to handle those challenges, delivering cleaner fuel for superior combustion.
Additionally, the EnergyLogic support team takes pride in offering continuous, comprehensive support. We’re committed to providing guidance 100% of the way, as needed, for every customer. Understanding your needs and identifying which waste oil tank is right for you is critical to making an informed decision. The leading field experts at EnergyLogic are always here to help.