The right things to know if your oil tank leaks

//The right things to know if your oil tank leaks

The right things to know if your oil tank leaks

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

Who to contact if my Fuel-it sensor indicates a leak?

If your Fuel-it sensor indicates that a large amount of fuel oil is escaping from your tank, it is best to call the fire department directly. They are obviously qualified to manage leakage problems and avoid soil pollution as much as possible.

If the leak is less severe, you can call your oil distributor directly. This step will be mandatory anyway because this intervention is particularly delicate and you will not be able to repair the damage alone. It should also be noted that no professional will be allowed to fill your fuel tank if the repairs have not been carried out. Safety first!

How to repair the leak in an oil tank ?

The professional who will carry out the repair of your tank will start by cleaning, degassing and degassing it before starting any repair operation. The technician will then proceed to install a 5 mm thick polyester resin and fibreglass coating. The breaches causing the leak are sealed and then dried with forced air.

A coat of adhesion and polyester resin is applied to the tank at a temperature of at least 20 °C. If this temperature is not reached, the tank will be heated beforehand.

Finally, a final top coat is applied and then dried again with convection. Then, allow about a week for drying. The professional will then come for a final visual and ultrasonic check.

How to mask odours after leakage ?

Thanks to simple but terribly effective tools!

  • Sand
  • Cat litter
  • Sawdust
2019-03-01T11:50:19+02:0001/03/2019|Fuel it blog|
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