Fuel Doctors initial industrial contract was issued in 1993 by Q-Build for remedial maintenance and preventative maintenance of emergency power generation fuel systems for Queensland State Government buildings. 2007 heralded 14 years of continuous service.
Brisbane City Council contracts commenced in 1994 when commissioned to maintain fuel quality and integrity issues at City Hall and the City Council Administration Centre. 2007 bought 13 years continuous service with Council.
The Brisbane Airport Corporation (BAC) engagement commenced in 1995. The BAC called for fuel quality assurance, preventative maintenance, storage integrity testing and stored fuel rotation. 2007 was Fuel Doctors twelfth year of continuous service with BAC.
Television stations ABC, Channel Nine, Channel Ten and ABC radio plus the major banks, have also received 14 years continuous service.
Throughout this time in the CBD, Fuel Doctors have planned and executed numerous tank abandonments or their replacement. Considerable logistical challenges were encountered and addressed. Most notably, the removal and replacement of a 30,000 litre underground tank installed within the footings of the Brisbane Transit Centre. Within the industry, some believed it could not be done as the replacement tank was twin skinned and larger than the failed tank, however with millimetres to spare we achieved our client’s goal of a new, same capacity tank.
The Y2K pandemonium amongst clients also presented Fuel Doctors with logistical challenges which were met, but were ultimately unnecessary. It remains an unparalleled supply planning exercise.
With Y2K over, City legislators presented new and better regulated Flammable & Combustible Compliance requirements to Fuel Doctors’ clients, and a new chapter of service commenced.
Having evolved and worked intimately within a specialised area of the fuel industry, Fuel Doctors are often approached by consulting engineers, marine, railway and aviation engineers to assist in those aspects of fuel storage or maintenance in unusual or inaccessible locations.
The storage and handling of flammable and combustible liquids is a controlled activity. In Australia there are pieces of legislation which impose obligations upon those who are responsible for the operation of a site where fuel storage is present. In addition there are standards and council by-laws which impose additional obligations. Understanding what these obligations are or where to find them and then working out what applies can be a daunting task.
Fuel Doctors Australia has been assisting both commerce and industry with their legal obligations in this field for over seven years. The range of clients varies enormously from those in a small transport shed to some with thousands of tonnes on the go, to others who store 100,000 litres under a high rise building.
Regulators have field auditors who assess what has to be done and impose time limits by which non-compliant matters shall be rectified. Every day of the week, Fuel Doctors is at a site either modifying or replacing out-dated gear with state of the art safety equipment.
Modern life is more and more shaped by controls. In the fuel industry procedures and policies have been the mainstay for continued safe conduct. Over the last few years, and for a raft of different reasons, safety procedures and mechanical controls have been of increasing interest to our regulators. Everyone who has any responsibility for safety around fuels should have a simular level of interest.
We have expertise in matters relating to:
The safety of your operators
The health of your immediate community
The protection of our environment
The safety of your property and assets
The security of your site
If any doubt exists in your mind about your obligations at the place where you work we are here to help.