These change are undoubtedly a positive move in reducing harmful environmental emissions but it also represents a new challenge for the storage of these fuels. Water in fuel has always been a battle which has upto now been addressed through the use of good quality materials and design to minimise the introduction of moisture into storage tanks, however, biofuels naturally contain higher levels of water in the fuel. In larger storage facilities where consumption is slow there is a possibility of the small droplets of water dropping out of suspension and gathering as a layer on the bottom of tanks. The presence of water in the tanks can lead to biological growth leading to “sludge” appearing in tanks. As well as blocking filters and delivering out of spec fuel, (—this sludge can also excrete acidic compounds which over time can compromise the steel lining of the tanks.–)
Building on our experience in the Aviation fuel sector coupled with our already popular “BaseFrame”, Cookson & Zinn developed an award-winning solution specifically designed to address the challenges of biofuel storage; the “BioBase” tank
The BioBase Tank incorporates a number of unique features:
The benefits of the “Baseframe” are well understood and include much improved on-site safety features as well as time-saving features.
The “Biobase” requires no special installation as the slope is pre-set in the factory, the sump suction pipe is pre-installed and the protective internal lining is applied.
The system works equally as well in multi-compartment tanks where the sump is fitted to each compartment