Standard Technologies has decades of experience assisting customers with their generator fuel tank requirements.
Specializing in the manufacture of custom fuel tanks for a wide variety of mobile and stationary generator applications, our team has the ability to build sub-base tanks with capacities up to 1,000 gallons — specifically designed to support generator weight.
Our generator fuel tank applications include:
- Day tanks
- Skid mounted tanks
- Sub-base/pedestal tanks
- Trailer mounted tanks
We offer a variety of materials and durable powder-coated exterior finishes, customizing each tank design to fit our customer’s specific application. Our generator tanks are built and tested in accordance with UL and NFPA standards. With tank fittings, gauges, vents, and component parts also available for installation, we offer a one-stop, in-house solution for any project.
Selecting the Proper Generator Sub-Base and Storage Tank
Generator sub-base and storage tanks are crucial to many industrial applications for emergency and standby power generation. Taking into account every process and product requiring power, a generator can be the difference between lost profits and a seamless transition to having power in a time of need.
Machinery, computers, safety equipment, and cooling units are just a few examples of what could suffer when you lack a generator or proper fuel tank. Designing, building, and installing the proper components are crucial steps to avoiding potentially catastrophic power outages.
To determine the right tank size for a generator, it is important to know the size of the facility, the number and length of blackouts, and the costs of startup and delivery. While smaller generator fuel tanks work well for locations with few outages, low-cost startups, or low power requirements, larger facilities benefit more from larger tanks able to withstand frequent or extended blackouts. The more costly a blackout could be, the larger the recommended tank.
When selecting the proper tank for a specific application, it is important to consider:
- Emergency stock — The amount of fuel required in case of an emergency or delay in fuel delivery. Storage capabilities also come into play here, with less space correlating to the storage possibilities.
- Stock lead time — The amount of fuel needed to hold your business over until the next supply arrives.
- Supply lead time — The lead time needed to buy a vendor’s fuel for your facility. High-volume purchasing results in more cost-effective fuel deals and lower shipping costs, if that supply fits your business needs.
For more information on our generator sub-base and storage fuel tanks, contact our team today!