How To Avoid Fuel Storage Tank Leak Disasters

We’ve all heard the horror stories that have occurred around the world when fuel tanks leak; whether that’s fuel storage tanks or tanks onboard cargo ships etc.  

The impact on their surrounding environment; whether at sea or on land can be catastrophic.  

Ecosystems including plant and animal life are destroyed, our community water supply systems can become contaminated from leaking land based fuel tanks and the clean up operations not only stacks up in monetary terms but in hours and hours of work put in by all the different agencies involved with ensuring the job is done right.

We recently read of an ongoing disaster continuing in Hawaii which began back in 2014 when 27,000 gallons of jet fuel leaked from a fuel storage tank at Red Hill in Moanalua.  These tanks are said to be one of the largest of its kind in America. 

These fuel tanks are continuing to leak to this day and residents who live in the nearby area have told the authorities that they can smell fuel in their water and even the Hawaii State Department have reported petroleum in their drinking water! 

There is obviously work still going on by different agencies to rectify these issues by defueling these leaking tanks but the job is still only set to be closed by 2027.  

The fuel tank contamination will be causing immense stress, worry, and concern for the locals who rely on the water source. It's been 13 years since the issue was discovered, and hopefully, will be resolved sooner rather than later, however, the prolonged exposure to contaminated water is deeply concerning for a wide range of health issues for all those affected. 

How Do You Eliminate The Dangers of Fuel Storage Tank Leaks?

The answer to eliminating the dangers of fuel storage tank disasters on the environment is by engaging with professionals and experts such as our team at Brisbane Tank Manufacturing. 

We take the guardianship of our environment extremely seriously.  That’s why only our qualified experts with the experience and skillset work on our fuel storage tanks.  

Our commitment to providing the highest quality fuel storage tanks is unwavering. 

We take pride in meeting and at times exceeding the strict standards set by Australian authorities. These standards are not just requirements to us, but a reflection of our dedication to quality and safety. We hold ourselves accountable to these standards not because we have to, but because we want to ensure that our customers receive the best possible products.

The potential for environmental damage from a fuel storage tank leak is significant, which is why we approach these projects with the utmost care and responsibility. Our team of technicians who work on these critical projects are highly qualified and experienced, ensuring that every t is crossed and i dotted to prevent anything from going wrong. 

We understand the importance of protecting our environment and take our role in fuel storage seriously.

If you need a reliable and efficient fuel storage tank, look no further than our team of experts. We specialise in designing, installing, and maintaining fuel storage tanks to meet your specific needs. Our highly skilled technicians will work closely with you to ensure that your project is completed to the highest quality standards.

Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you with your fuel storage needs.