New horizontal ASME storage tanks often come with steel saddles welded to the vessel, but whether you purchase a new storage tank with saddles included or one without saddles will depend on your specific requirements. Our most recent experience indicates that there is a preference toward having the saddles included. One reason for this might be the improved resale value of a tank with saddles. A bare tank or tank without saddles will always require a foundation involving contoured piers which may not fit the needs of many buyers. If you are buying a new storage vessel with steel saddles, you should understand the code requirements, ask for and review drawings and calculations, and be aware of pricing.
Section 179 – The Small Business Tax Break
Read this article and discover the ways that Section 179 can help make running your propane business more affordable and more efficient in 2015. Find out how this small business tax break could save you thousands of dollars this year. Most of the following information was collected from the Section 179 website. If you are interested in more details or wish to do further research, you should visit the site. I think you’ll agree that it’s time well spent!
Warranties and Standard Features on LPG / NGL Storage Vessels
Warranties on LPG / NGL storage vessels are typically for one year although at least one U.S. manufacturer offers a 10-year warranty. The start of the warranty period will vary by manufacturer. Some warranty periods start after completion of fabrication, some begin from the date of shipment while others begin from the date of installation.
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Financial Analysis and Smarter Storage Decisions
All too often business decisions are made prior to doing the proper due diligence. People who are successful in business take the time to research their options and use at least some amount of financial analysis before making a choice. Successful propane marketers need to take a similar approach when considering additional bulk storage. We’re all very busy, but taking the time to do some basic financial projections can save you time and maybe a whole lot of money in the long run.
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Trade-in’s, Purchases, and Consignment Sales
If you’re looking to move a piece of bulk storage equipment, we can probably help. At Alliance Truck and Tank, we take trade-in’s, purchase used equipment, and also sell equipment on consignment. The route taken depends on the item, its condition, and your desired outcome. As the name implies, a trade-in can be used toward the purchase of new equipment. If you
Summer-Fill Direct Mail Campaign (Part 3 of 3)
This is the third post in a three-part series where I explain how to create a Summer-Fill Direct Mail Campaign that can be used to increase your customer base and help sell more propane. In part one of the series, I provided some background and explained the advantages and
Summer-Fill Direct Mail Campaign (Part 2 of 3)
This is the second post in a three-part series where I explain how to create a Summer-Fill Direct Mail Campaign that can be used to increase your customer base and help sell more propane. In the first post, I provided some background and explained the advantages and benefits of direct mail marketing.