Storage and handling
Fuel is often viewed as a commodity that, once bought, can be stored for a long time without much further attention. However, improper housekeeping can lead to contamination and fuel degradation, and in turn to breakdown of valuable assets and high operating costs hitting your bottom line.
Working together with Shell Commercial Fuels, you can choose the right fuel for your operations and learn how to optimise your fuel-management practices – thus helping you reduce total cost of ownership and increase asset productivity.
1 Based on a survey with decision-making staff from the fleet and construction industries, commissioned by Shell and conducted by Edelman Intelligence.
- Poor quality fuels affecting equipment reliability, resulting in unplanned plant shutdown.
- Lack of expert knowledge to deal with product contamination issues..
- High fuel consumption due to poor optimisation.
- Lack of technical expertise in selecting and introducing new fuels into operations.
- Compliance with increasingly stringent environmental legislation.
3 STEPS TO PROPER FUEL STORAGE AND HANDLING
Choose the right place
The right location doesn’t just reduce transportation and refuelling costs, it can also prolong the life of the fuel. Choose the coolest place possible to site your tank, as heat can act to age the fuel faster.
Pick the right tank and maintain it
Check the tank regularly for water build-up and deposits. Drain if necessary. At regular intervals, take and test samples to monitor the quality of the fuel.
Maintain a clean working environment
Make sure the fuel tank, pipes and connections are free from contamination. Empty and clean the tank at least once every ten years.
Working with a trusted fuels partner can help you implement these steps and more, such as industry best practice and proven solutions. Take advantage of our expertise and unlock savings potential to support your bottom line and business performance.
Why choose shell commercial fuels
More than 100 years of fuels technology and expertise, delivering the advantages to your business.
Our holistic approach to help your business cut operating costs and unlock efficiency.
Manage your fuel costs in times of volatile energy prices with support from Shell as one of the largest hydrocarbon trading companies in the world.
Reliable fuel quality and advice on staff and operations safety, building on our health and safety standards.