Why Oil Tank Battery Maintenance Is Important
Performing routine battery and charger checks as part of an operator daily or pre-shift safety checklist can identify issues in advance, preventing problems before they can result in downtime. Batteries that are not maintained properly can decrease runtime and life, increasing operating costs. Watering, charging and equalization conducted improperly or at infrequent intervals can also cause performance issues.
Corrosion is a common issue with batteries and can happen for several reasons. One common cause is escaping corrosive gases and liquids. These corrosive gases react with the metal terminals and electrical contacts of your battery to form a whitish-blue, powdery substance. It is a good idea to regularly inspect your car’s battery and look for corrosion around the terminals. The best way to clean your battery terminals is to use a baking soda and water solution. You can also purchase a battery cleaning spray from your local auto parts store.
Overheating can damage the battery and reduce its capacity. Overheating can also lead to thermal runaway. Thermal runaway occurs when the temperature inside a battery cell rises to the point that it causes a chemical reaction that produces excessive heat. This process is a chain reaction that can occur quickly (in milliseconds) and is very difficult to stop once it has started. Fortunately, there are things you can do to help your battery stay in good shape. These include maintaining the correct water level and avoiding overcharging.
One of the most important factors in oil tank battery maintenance is avoiding overfilling. Not only is this a fire risk, but it can also clog the system and damage components. This is why it’s important to keep your gas tank at the right level. It’s better to fill up your tank when it is near full and stop filling as soon as it is low, rather than overfill it. Another reason to avoid overfilling is that it can damage the evaporative emissions control system. This is a feature that was designed to protect the environment and people from the harmful vapors released when gasoline vaporizes.
Tanks that are filled with oil or other flammable liquids can become a serious threat to anyone who lives near them. They can catch fire and cause an explosion, which can damage equipment and property. Explosion is a general term for an accelerated release of energy that generates extreme temperatures, releases gases and expands volume. The explosion is typically supersonic and travels through shock waves. Battery explosions can be very dangerous and may cause severe injuries. Those who suffer from these explosions can pursue legal claims for damages. In such cases, a personal injury attorney can provide assistance and guidance throughout the process.
In the oilfield, tank batteries are used to store extracted crude oil waiting for measurement and testing. They can be a dangerous place to work because of the volatile fumes that can vaporize into deadly chemicals. However, the most important part of an oil tank battery’s maintenance program is keeping it healthy and functional. A properly maintained and tested battery can save you both money and time down the road. This is especially true if your fleet includes several vehicles, such as a fleet of taxis or a delivery service. For this reason, it’s best to consult a JB Electric LLC expert in battery maintenance and replacement. Our technician can help you select the correct battery, test it, and make sure it’s fit for purpose. After all, the last thing you want is to be stuck with a dead battery while your clients are out shopping or on the road!