As the earth is constantly moving due to temperature, earthquakes, floods and climate change, people are realizing there is less damage to equipment and the environment using self-contained aboveground fuel stations attached to a structural base.
Types of Aboveground Fuel Stations
As shown in the photos, many different U-Fuel stations have been designed and installed in all types of areas and applications. Aboveground fuel stations range from the very simple single fuel tank to the multiple-tank facilities with offices, bathrooms, air-conditioning and generators.
Benefits of Aboveground Fuel Stations
A major benefit of an aboveground fuel station is the ability to install it in a short period of time, in any climate, and in areas where conventional fuel stations will not work. U-Fuel aboveground fuel stations may also be removed and relocated in a short period of time, if needed.
A popular design is the patented U-Fuel Box Station, consisting of a traditional Fire Resistant fuel system enclosed in a Fire Resistant structure with bulkheads separating dispensing from fuel filling and storage. This provides additional fire protection in high density areas and gives a unique external appearance. The Box Station also provides an added level of security from theft and vandalism and can be designed to reflect the owner’s image.
Benefits of an aboveground fuel station include:
Alternative when underground fuel stations are not practical
Ease in shipping to remote locations
Rapid deployment in emergency disaster situations
Reduced cost for station and installation
Secure against theft and vandalism
Optional internal power source
Marine Fuel Stations
Many US Coast Guard bases throughout the United States use U-Fuel Marine Stations to fuel their fleets as well as jet helicopters for rescue operations. U-Fuel has designed and provides unique fuel stations to meet special Coast Guard requirements. Some of these locations include:
Atlantic City, NJ
Barnegutt Light, NJ
Beach Haven, NJ
Cape Hatteras, NC
Grand River, OH
Ocean City, NJ
Sault St. Marie, MI
St. Ignes, MD
St. Louis, MO
Mining Fuel Stations
U-Fuel also specializes in providing multiple fuel tanks with high speed transfer pumps for mining operations. Many U-Fuel Mining Stations are designed and constructed to be automated, self-powered, with high speed fuel systems for strip mining. Mining Stations can also be designed to provide fuel deep underground with special features to dissipate high head pressure at point of use. U-Fuel has provided quality fuel stations for BHP, Penoles, and other mineral companies.