What Is a Generator Day Tank?

What Is a Generator Day Tank?

Owen Tank Services

Emergency generators and their fueling systems are critical to life safety for hospitals, nursing homes, and other medical facilities.

Generator day tanks are akin to diesel first responders, providing that critical first sip of fuel to fire up the engines and keep power running for a few hours in the event of an outage. These simple but sophisticated tanks operate on a system of floats that automatically “call for fuel” from a larger main fuel tank on an as-needed basis.

An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure when it comes to day tanks. Waiting until disaster strikes is not the right approach when lives are on the line.

In addition to regularly testing and treating your fuel, generator day tanks and underground / aboveground main tanks should be regularly serviced, inspected, and replaced when necessary.

Our pipefitting team recently upgraded a 30-year-old system with a new double-walled, supply and return pumping day tank at a MetroWest nursing home. The scope included installation of a temporary fuel tank tied into the generator to prevent service interruptions during the course of work.

The residents and facilities team can rest easy for years to come knowing that critical care and operations will not be disrupted when the grid falters.

Reach out to us today for a consultation on your facility’s emergency fueling system (781-245-3305).