How to Design a Generator Day Tank
Design Guide ESDG 610
Generator day tanks range from very simple tanks to complex integrated systems. To make them easier to understand we break down the design process adding elements as needed to accomplish your design goals. Each Step results in a functional system, so you can just stop after the step that fulfills your requirements
Step 1: Basic Tank and Accessories
To provide a local fuel supply for the generator. Fuel delivery directly from truck to tank.
Step 2: Add Basic Sensors
To provide high level, low level, and leak status to the generator controls
Step 3: Add Remote Fill Station
To allow safe filling of the day tank from outside the building or enclosure.
Step 4: Add Filter Polisher
To assure cleanliness of fuel during storage, add a filter polisher, especially for tanks over 500 gallons.
Step 5: Add Auto Refill Components
To allow auto-refill of day tan from remote fuel storage tank, using an onboard duplex pump.
Step 6: Add Inlet Control Valves and Remote Pumps
Inlet refill valve is normally closed, and inlet high stop valve is normally open. Return Flow Pump for Overfill Protection also added
Step 7: Add Engine Supply Pipe Valves
Safety valves for anti-siphon and fire shutoff add safety to the system. Suction foot valve sometimes wanted for assurance of suction prime.
Step 8: Add Dual Components for Tier 4 Designs
Valves, Sensors, and Controls for dual active refill paths. Tier 4 Reliability Design Standards