What is a Tank Sponge and How Does It Work?

If you’re in the fuel industry, you’ll know how important it is to keep the inside of your oil storage tanks and shipping tankers clean! The last thing you want is dirty sludge gathering at the bottom of your tank, tainting the quality of your fuel and harming the longevity of your tank. That’s where the TankSponge Eco comes in!

What is a Tank Sponge?

A tank sponge is just that – a large, weighted sponge that will sit on the bottom of your fuel tank to absorb water. A tank sponge helps maintain your fuel at an impeccable quality, aids your fuel system to run more efficiently, and prevents the build-up of grime, sludge, or oily mud on the bottom of your tank.

How Does a Tank Sponge Work?

The tank sponge comes fitted inside a weighted tubular cage, allowing for easy insertion into the fuel tank, while also helping it to remain firmly rested on the floor of the tank. Ensuring the tank sponge remains on the tank floor is vital so it will absorb any water that sits below the oil.

Is a Tank Sponge Easy to Use?

Tank sponges are incredibly easy to use; the cylindrical cage allows the sponge to be very easily popped into your fuel tank and from there, it does all the work! Every tank sponge comes with a three-metre string attached, allowing for easy retrieval!

Won’t a Tank Sponge Waste My Fuel?

Tank sponges are designed to exclusively soak up water and leave your fuel alone! The weighted cage allows the sponge to sit at the bottom of the tank where the water will gather, while the super-absorbent polymer will only soak up water, no fuel or oil!

How Often Do I Need to Replace My Tank Sponge?

After you first install your tank sponge, you should check it again two weeks later! If the tank sponge is fully saturated by this time, this suggests a very high level of water contamination, so contact your supplier to address this!

So long as your initial two-week check is okay, following that you should check your tank sponge every two months, replacing when it is full, or every twelve months as a maximum.