Fuel Supply, Storage and Security
Fuel costs for rail freight operators
Common problems caused by poor fuel quality in diesel locomotives
New common rail diesel engines are achieving even better efficiency and performance, but it’s important to remember they also require better quality fuel.
Diesel fuel contaminants can cause serious and costly problems for diesel locomotives, affecting engine components with issues like clogged intake valves, premature wear and tear on engine components, reduced air flow and reduced engine power and performance.
At best the result is reduced engine performance and poorer fuel efficiency. At worst it could mean expensive repairs, breakdowns and expensive missed deadlines.
Unscheduled stops for maintenance or repairs can severely impact every part of your supply chain – particularly when travelling across remote areas. The best way to ensure a diesel engine’s premium performance is to ensure a clean and reliable fuel supply.
If you need replacement parts, it can mean weeks out of action for critical equipment. That’s why it’s essential to treat your fuel as the huge investment it is.
Particulate contamination, water and diesel bugs are all common problems that affect fuel quality and cause critical issues for transport operators.
Diesel bugs grow best in the interface between water and fuel and can spread rapidly, spreading particulates in the fuel and generating corrosive by-products that can cause severe damage to tanks and engines.
FES self-bunded fuel tanks help rail logistics operations take control of fuel quality with a range of flexible, secure and easy-to-maintain bulk fuel storage and fuel management solutions.
Underground fuel tanks - the challenges
Underground Petroleum Storage Systems (UPSS) are a traditional bulk fuel storage solution, but ageing infrastructure can represent a serious issue.
Older underground tanks have the potential to leak, leading to expensive clean-up bills and damage to the environment. Replacement and maintenance is also a major exercise representing a serious investment.
UPSS Regulations require owners and operators to regularly check for leaks in the fuel tanks and pipes used to store and handle petroleum products. They also need to meet minimum standards in their day-to-day environmental management of these storage systems.
The FES Grande range of self-bunded fuel storage tanks
FES self-bunded diesel storage tanks are a premium above-ground fuel storage solution for rail yards and rail freight operations. Our FES Grande range comes in sizes up to 110,000 litres and provides a flexible and easy to maintain alternative to traditional underground fuel storage.
Designed for harsh operating environments with minimal site preparation, their double-walled steel construction eliminates the need for traditional concrete bund walls, site works or containment areas.
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Fuel Management Solutions
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