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Fueling methods, alternatives for aggregate producers to consider

By |  August 4, 2022
Photo: Western Global

While on-site storage can offer most – if not all – of the benefits of wet hosing, perhaps the greatest draw is the opportunity to independently fuel a fleet. Photo: Western Global

These systems allow operators to track inventory levels and tank location at any time, helping them take control of fuel supply and avoid downtime associated with a depleted fuel inventory.

Benefits of using on-site bulk fuel

While on-site storage can offer most – if not all – of the benefits of wet hosing, perhaps the greatest draw is the opportunity to independently fuel a fleet.

Producers always have fuel and full control over their supply, along with the ability to adjust as the demands of their site fluctuate. An operation can experience the security and freedom of controlling their supply along with the opportunity to purchase at a bulk rate, as well as reducing traffic on-site, to work to increase the health and safety of staff.

Making the decision

One key thing producers can do is ask questions to find the best option for their situation. An operation should determine if they have the internal infrastructure to perform their own fueling on-site.

Because there are regulations and licensing required to hold fuel on-site, bulk storage is sometimes not an option for everyone. Some producers may not be willing to take on the liability or insurance fees associated with bulk storage. For them, wet hosing will be the best option.

In some instances, a producer’s best solution may be wet hosing, In yet others, the solution is on-site fuel storage. The key to making the best decision is finding a solution to all pain points.

Michael O’Brien is Western Global’s regional sales manager for the South Central U.S.


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