According to a research published in September 2016, the total number of gas stations in the US is roughly about 121,446.
While this is a huge number, it isn’t wrong to say that running a gas station isn’t an easy job. It has its own share of responsibilities. You ought to know new techniques and have all the latest knowledge regarding the equipment to be able to spot any problem immediately.
To ensure that your gas station is fully functional all the time, it is important to provide preventive maintenance to all the equipment and keep a regular check over them in case they need repairs.
The fuel dispensers are made up of different small parts, making it essential to ensure the perfect performance of each part to be able to provide high quality and profitable service.
So, here are a few simple maintenance tips for your gas station to help you avoid repairs.
1. Check the flow rate
The flow rate at the dispenser must be approximately 9gpm. A lower than 9gpm flow rate is poor. In that case, you must…
2. Check the fuel filters
If there is fuel contamination in your tank, fuel filters will inform you by giving away warning signs.
3. Keep water away
Since water can host a lot of microorganisms, it is best to keep water out of your fuel tank to avoid fuel contamination. Also check for water at the end of your fuel tank and try keeping it out of the fill pipe sump. Water often ends up in the tank when left in the sump.
4. Use biocide
Using a soluble biocide regularly is important to eradicate microbial contamination in your fuel tank.
A few other important tips include checking oil for consistency and proper level, checking the pump for both oil and water leaks, checking for change of valves, checking the clutch and belts for proper alignment and tension, checking the micro-switch and tightening all the lose fasteners, nuts and bolts.
Since it is extremely important to maintain your gas pump, you can form a checklist as a reminder to perform maintenance of your gas station regularly.
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