12th November 2018
If you're thinking of installing liquid fertiliser storage tanks, or maybe just replacing the ones you have, this is the ideal time to do it.
Better still, we can help you. Proper siting and maintenance of your storage tanks will ensure many years of valuable service. We at BFS Fertiliser Services can advise you on where best to install your tanks and how to look after them.
Not only can we help you identify the prime location, but we will be in attendance when they are installed. And we will check them when we deliver. It's all part of the service to our liquid fertiliser customers.
The following guidelines for installing and maintaining liquid fertiliser storage tanks are based on AIC best practice.
The responsibility for on-farm tanks and their contents lies with the farmer and landowner. Not only are leaks and spillages expensive but they could have a devastating impact on the local environment. Regular maintenance is therefore essential:
Inspect all tanks and mobile bowsers for possible corrosion or damage.
Inspect associated valves and pipework to ensure proper and leak-free operation.
Lock all valves and sight gauges when not in use to minimise the risk of vandalism or theft.
Observance of these guidelines should help prevent accidents, damage and loss, and contribute towards trouble-free operation.
NB A complete list of storage tank guidelines can be found at: AIC – code of practice for the prevention of water pollution from the storage and handling of liquid fertilisers.