In a multi tank environment, without fuel stock rotation, most fuel or other hydrocarbons are drawn from or dispensed into those tanks closer to the pumps. The tank content farthest away from the pumps stays unused for long periods of time, leading to it becoming stale and causing potential microbial build-up in the tank. This can be detrimental to engines and overall equipment performance, impacting on efficient operations and maintenance costs.
Banlaw’s automated stock rotation solution uses a ‘First in, First Out’ methodology to resolve this problem. With the press of a button, the system automatically selects the appropriate storage tank, saving money, time and labour. It can be integrated into an existing fuel farm control system or provided as a new system. The system can also be programmed to use other stock rotation methodologies.
Learn more about Fuel Management Systems from Banlaw.