Running a gas station involves many responsibilities and routines, if you are the one responsible for these routines having the latest knowledge and techniques to spot problems is essential to your job.
Gas Station Maintenance Checklist
To maintain peak fuel performance and keep your pumps running smoothly, we recommend you do the following:
- Check the flow rate at the dispenser. The rate should be approximately 9gpm. If the flow rate is significantly below this, then:
- Check your fuel filters. They provide early warning signs of contamination in the fuel tank.
- Keep water out of fuel. Water is the host environment of the microorganisms that cause fuel contamination.
- Determine which way the tank “tilts” or if it is flat. Check for water at the deep end of the tank.
- Keep water and other contaminants out of the fill pipe contaminant sump. Liquids left in the sump often end up in the tank.
- Regularly treat your tank with biocide. A fuel soluble biocide is needed to control microbial contamination in fuel tanks.
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