Petroleum equipment supplier in Greater Montreal
HIGH RISK PETROLEUM TANKS
Since May 1, 1999, all the owners and users of high-risk oil tanks must now obtain a permit, available from the Quebec Department of Natural Resources. See the table below.
This new law cancels the requirement to pay for your equipment’s registration certificate. However, you must continue to maintain your tank and comply with the manufacturing and installation safety standards in force for the equipment.
N.B.: A group of tanks interconnected by piping is considered to be a single oil equipment. The capacity of this equipment totals the sum of the capacities of each tank.
ADEQUATE INSTALLATION OF A PETROLEUM PRODUCT STORAGE TANK
- Identification of the product on the tank. It is important to display on your tank the type of product inside. This will avoid risks involved with product mixing. Pétrole et propane Bélanger can provide you with appropriate identification labels (e.g. clear diesel, coloured diesel, gasoline…)
- Do not install a tank too close to a building. An aboveground tank, and the end of the distribution hose for this tank, must be at least twelve meters from any property lines.
- Do not put the tank directly on the grass. The vegetation to prevent soil erosion must be maintained in a manner that does not favour a fire to propagate. It is best to install your tank on a concrete or gravel surface to stabilize it and minimize the risk of erosion.
- The pump and the tank should preferably be padlocked. To minimize the risk of theft and vandalism, put a padlock on the filter pipe and make sure your deliverer has access to it.
- Have protective bumpers. Protect your equipment from the impact of vehicles by installing protective bumpers (e.g. cement blocks) around your tank. The bumpers should always be visible, especially during the winter!
- The tank should have a slight backward tilt (1%). It is strongly suggested to respect this slope to drive away the accumulated moisture at the bottom of the tank.
- Avoid corrosion on the tank. A tank and its piping must be protected against external corrosion by paint, cover or coating.
TRANSPORT OF PETROLEUM PRODUCTS BY TRUCK
It is forbidden to transport petroleum products in a tank that is not specialised for the trucks. This tank designed exclusively for the truck must be compliant, if it is more than 450 litres, either to the ULC / ORCD142.13 or the ONGC43.146-94 standard. For a 450 litres or less tank, we strongly urge compliance with the manufacturing ONGC43.150.97 standard. For more information, see the
INSTALLING A FILTER ON A PETROLEUM STORAGE TANK
The condensation inside a tank is the main cause of water or particles being present in your tank. External infiltration, such as snow or a poorly closed filler cap, also causes the problem of particles and water. These unwanted materials can clog your vehicle’s fuel filter and negatively affect the engine performance. It is then cheaper to install a filter on your storage tank than to repair your vehicle. When you notice that the flow from the pump is starting to decrease, it is time to change the filter.