There are many reasons why fuel tanks may become dented.
Here are a couple of examples:
- Drivers or loaders standing or jumping on the fuel tank whilst pulling down on the straps that secures the load
- Forklifts or yellow equipment machinery that bump against the fuel tank during the loading process
- When side tipper trailers are being tipped it might hit the fuel tank if not carefully operated
- Delamination of tyres
- Rocks being thrown up from the truck tyres
So, what does this change?
This will not affect the normal operating of the truck. It might make a small difference in the volume of fuel being poured into the fuel tank, but it will not prohibit the truck from working.
So why do you then need to replace or fix a dented tank when you want a Globaltrack fuel probe installed?
Our Fuel Solution has been designed according to the industry standard and things such as dents in the tank or swollen tanks will affect the accuracy range. This will also cause your fuel consumption report to be incorrect. The fuel probes work with unique calibration files that have been pre-programmed to work on the total volume of the fuel tank.
What can you do when your tank is dented?
We advise that you either send the fuel tank for repairs or swap the fuel tank for a non-dented fuel tank. If you do not have a person or company that can do this for you, please feel free to contact Globaltrack. We can advise you on companies that can help you. We also offer clients trip start and trip end check sheets to identify when a fuel tank has been dented or swollen.
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