Loading and unloading truck water tanks and truck fuel tanks takes more than just the tank and truck. Meters, pumps and hoses and reels are all essential to the process of distributing and delivering liquids. These supplies help measure and move the liquids contained in tanker trucks to their final destination.
Supplies for truck tanks can be purchased from many truck tank manufacturers and providers, allowing you to easily obtain the needed items. These supplies can also be purchased from some truck supply shops. Before purchasing tank truck supplies, consider the following:
1. Hose reels cannot be installed on all tanker trucks. It's best to check the height and width of the room available to make sure that the model you select can fit.
2. Never use a pump or hose that is designed to handle smaller loads on a higher load tank. This can cause tearing, breaking and injury.
3. Some meters require a subscription to a service to get digital readings or readings online. This service is often available when purchasing the meter, but usually requires an extra fee.
Purchase a truck tank pump for loading and unloading liquidsIn order to drain and fill truck tanks a pump is needed. This item is available in various sizes and flow rates, which allows it to fit almost any truck tank setup. Always check to make sure your pump can handle the amount of pressure your tank creates. Pumps are usually marked with a maximum pressure rating. In addition to stock models, pumps with special features are also available. From air-operated diaphragm relief valves to built-in strainers, you can find the pump that works best for you.
Get a meter for measuring liquids dispensed from your tanker trucksOil truck tanks, water truck tanks and other types of truck tanks require meters to measure how much liquid is pumped at each delivery. These meters generally provide you with a visual reading, while some models also register the amount dispensed digitally, or provide a print-out. Many meter models also provide relevant information, such as flow rate, temperature, time, preset amount to be delivered, and electronic temperature volume compensation.
Use hoses and reels for tanker truck fuel deliveryHoses and reels can be attached to tanker trucks to provide home fuel delivery, off-road refueling, marine refueling and in-plant refueling. The hose reel provides a safe place to store tanker truck hoses while keeping extra hose out of the way during use. These reels come in varying sizes and are generally tailored for specific hose diameters. Check to make sure that the reel and hose can support the type of liquid and tank you plan to attach it to before buying.
- Truck tank meters with electronic temperature volume compensation tend to be more expensive, but can save you money in the long run. Because fuel expands or contacts depending on the its temperature, the amount of fuel you deliver varies. Temperature volume compensation reads the temperature of the fuel and adjusts readings accordingly, giving you a more accurate reading and preventing you from over-pumping.