Good actions to know if your fuel tank is leaking

//Good actions to know if your fuel tank is leaking

Good actions to know if your fuel tank is leaking

If your tank begins to leak, you must react quickly to minimize the environmental risks as well as the loss of money. What to do if your Fuel-it sensor indicates a leak? Who to contact? How to fix the problem?

Who to contact if my Fuel it sensor tells me about a leak?

If your Fuel it sensor tells you that a large amount of oil is leaking from your tank, it is best to call the fire department directly. They are obviously qualified to manage the leakage problem and avoid maximum pollution of your soil.

If the leak is less important, you can call your oil distributor directly or the Fuel-it team who will contact them for you. This step will be compulsory anyway because this intervention is particularly delicate and you will not be able to repair the damage alone. You should also know that no professional will be allowed to fill your oil tank if repairs have not been made. Safety first!

How to repair the leak of a fuel tank?

The professional who will perform the repair of your tank will start by cleaning, degassing and degreasing before starting any repair operation. The technician will proceed to install a coating of polyester resin and fiberglass, a thickness of 5 millimeters. The breaches at the origin of the leak are clogged and then dried with forced air.

A tie layer and polyester resin is applied to the tank at a temperature of about 20 ° C minimum. If this temperature is not reached, the tank will be heated beforehand.

Finally, a final layer of finish is placed and again dried with forced air. Then, count about a week of drying. The professional will come for a final visual and ultrasound check.

How to mask odors after the leak?

Thanks to simple but terribly effective tools! 😉

  • Sand
  • Cat litter
  • Sawdust
2017-12-14T01:31:31+00:00 10/12/2017|Fuel it blog|
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