Fuel Tanks And Pumps: The Details
Aluminum Suction Wand
- 100 to 1000 Gallon Capacities
- Electric, Gas and Diesel Engines
- Eat and Dry Filtration
- 25' of 3" 1-piece Vacuum Hose
Stainless Steel Units
- ASME Stainless Steel Construction
- Stainless Steel Piping
- Factory Packaged Units with Electric Motors
- Motor size range 25hp - 300hp
- Pump size range 76 - 6176 cfm
- Spill Containment Floor with X-Grating
- PLC Based Controls
- Leak Detection
- Electric Tank Level
- Heated Enclosure
- Lighting Package
- Explosion Proof
- Fire Suppression
- Custom Designs
FUEL TANKS & PUMPS
Here at Fuel Gard, we understand just how critical tank filling systems, packaged pump sets, and skid-mounted pump sets are to the performance of your fuel supply systems. With more than forty years of experience, Fuel Gard is the leading designer and manufacturer of fuel tanks and pumps, providing a comprehensive range of fuel tank and pump solutions to meet the needs of our clients. Our systems allow for simple fuel tank filling, effective spill containment, automatic shut-off, fire-rated shutoff valves, lockable enclosures, and leak detection and alarm systems to protect your fuel supply.
Crucial To Mission Critical Fuel Oil Systems
Fuel pumps are vital in ensuring that your mission-critical fuel systems operate seamlessly. Without a well-designed, effective pump set, or transfer pump set as they are often referred to, your mission-critical fuel oil system will fail. These sets are essential in moving oil from the large storage tank to the day tank, its point of use. Our pump sets include emergency generators and boilers for mission-critical applications.
Designed To Your Specifications And Rigorously Tested
At Fuel Gard, we understand that every business will have different requirements. Our pump sets are specifically designed to meet the specific requirements of your mission-critical applications. Our design and engineering team works closely with our clients to ensure that we design pump sets that will meet the needs of your operation. All of our pump sets are rigorously tested at our state-of-the-art manufacturing facility before being shipped out, ready for deployment. Our pump sets are available in 50psi, 100psi, and 150psi, with the option to have custom-made pumps developed for higher pressure should an application require it.
How Our Pump Sets Work
Our pump sets can be designed in a simplex, duplex, or triplex format. In a simplex design, one gear pump is used to move fuel, a duplex design incorporates two full flow pumps, while triplex pumps are used for triple redundancy. When the main tank is positioned higher than the day tank, a return pump is used to move the fuel back to the main tank when the day tank level rises above 95%. Pumps are used that meet the requirements of the application and are matched with motors with the necessary power to achieve the desired discharge pressure from the vertical pump head.
Day tank applications control the pump using preset level switches that are installed in the day tank. These switches include a 50% ‘pump on’ level and a 90% ‘pump of’” level to control the filling of the tank. Float switch levels are set at 10% critical low, 25% low level, 50% normal min pump on, 90% normal max pump off, and 95% high-level return pump activation. Tank levels can be read digitally with an optional probe available to transmit the level details in gallons to the control panel.
Protection And Security
At Fuel Gard, our pump sets typically include a simplex or duplex 60-mesh filtration media inlet strainer to keep the pumps protected. Discharge pressure gauges are used to monitor the pump operation using suction. Our team can also fit a flow switch to monitor flow and to allow the backup pump to be selected if the system detects there is no flow after a pre-set time delay in the PLC. Leak sensors in the pan monitor for leaks and lockout motor control when a leak is detected. In case there are any downstream restrictions, each pump is also fitted with a pressure relief valve that can be installed internally or externally, which our designers recommend.
Simple System Control
At Fuel Gard, our systems are designed to be easy to use. Our systems can be controlled using a variety of solutions from a simple starter/relay-based design platform to advanced, highly integrated PLC-based control packages that include a touch screen interface. Pumps can be switched off for servicing, turned on for manual operation, or switched to automatic-mode where the system will monitor and control the pumps without any input from you.
Our system uses automatic lead-lag programming for all automatic switching of the lead pump with each operational request. Control packages can include a group of control panels, connected over a network, allowing the pump set controller to effectively communicate with the other elements of the fuel supply system. Network switches are used to send essential system data to the ‘Building Automation System’ to improve the overall monitoring of the system.
To ensure that your system can be monitored with ease, we have developed a smartphone app that you can access from anywhere in the world, at any time of day or night, so you are always up-to-date with how your system is performing.