Transportable fuel tanks

Transcube transportable fuel tanks are DOT approved and provide 110 percent secondary containment.

Norwalk, Conn., July 30, 2010—Offering a high level of environmental compliance, Transcube’s line of transportable fuel tanks are DOT approved for road transportation and UL 142 certified for safe diesel fuel storage. The double-walled tanks provide 110 percent secondary containment of the inner container’s total capacity to eliminate the risk of spills and contamination, making them very useful for equipment and power rental fleets, fuel suppliers and end users working in construction, mining, agricultural and offshore applications.

Internally baffled to prevent the surge of fuel during transport, Transcube tanks have DOT approval for transportation of diesel fuel, unlike traditional fuel tanks that are not designed for traveling on the road. This gives the units the versatility to be deployed to remote locations while full of fuel as well as the ability to be removed from a site with fuel still inside.

Models in the Transcube line include the 05TCG, 10TCG, 20TCG and 30TCG, offering capacities of 132, 264, 528 and 792 gallons, respectively. The tanks are designed with an inner fuel container and an outer wall that provides 110-percent integral secondary containment, in contrast to traditional tanks that require a separate containment pan. To eliminate the risk of accidental spillage, the tanks have no bottom or side exterior outlets of any kind.

All fill ports, pumps, fittings and connections are housed at the top of the tank within the secondary containment area. The tanks are capable of feeding up to three generators and refueling equipment at the same time. To prevent theft or tampering, access to fuel and pumping equipment is secured within the unit’s lockable cabinet.

The tanks are equipped to make handling and maneuverability simple regardless of jobsite logistics. Forklift pockets are accessible on all four sides of the tank, while full load lifting eyes on the top corners allow the tank to be lifted, raised or lowered by a crane while full of fuel. Additionally, the rectangular shape of the tanks provides the ability to be stacked—as many as two high when full and three high when empty—thus reducing the required space for storage and making transportation more economical.

Maintenance and inspection of the tanks is simple due to a removable inner tank, which allows a person to easily access and clean the inner chamber and compartments. Featuring rugged, all-steel construction and a galvanized bumper strip around the upper perimeter for added protection, the tanks are backed by a 5-year warranty.

Transcube offers several optional pumps and fittings, including electric and manual transfer pumps, engine-powered fuel pumps, aviation fuel systems, filters, supply and return hoses and connections, hose reels, and digital and mechanical flow meters. Tanks and fittings can also be supplied with custom colors to match a user’s existing fleet of equipment.

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