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Emergency Power Gen Set and Fuel Tank

Bunded tanksWhen you live on a farm, there are some things that you require which might have taken you a while to realise. Among these items that you take for granted is electricity.

Specifically, you would not miss electricity until the utility poles fall down and you are left without any power.

Power Generator and Fuel Tank

The only remedy to this is to have your own power generator, preferably a large one with industrial strength capacity. If you are powering up your whole farm, you might think that a 20kw generator is an overkill. The truth is, you would need to re-wire your entire farmstead beside your own house.

You also have to consider the various buildings. The chicken coop, for instance, requires electric incandescent light bulbs. These are a cost-efficient way of heating the chicken coop. You would need to have the garage and tool shed lit up as well.

Connected to the power generator set, you would also need a reliable diesel fuel tank or a fuel bowser. Fairly large fuel tanks are needed if you have a 20kw or larger generator set. This should be enough to keep the farm lit up until the power goes up online.

Double Walled or Bunded Tanks

These tanks store diesel fuel, and primarily used for other farm equipment like tractors, wheat combines, and farm trucks. These large fuel containers are required to be bunded to ensure safe storage of flammable materials.

Bunded tanks have double walls, also called double-skinned or twin-walled tanks. If the tanks are not bunded, then they should also have a secondary containment drum, or a drip tray to collect the seepage.

There are regulations about the capacity and the use of the drip trays with a capacity of at least 125% of the bunded tank’s capacity. The bund tanks should also be impermeable to water or oil and properly sealed against the elements.

November 16, 2017 at 1:00 amInfo Tech