CGRS expert advice: with abnormally long lead times, don’t delay ordering tanks
How bad is it?
The major equipment with the longest lead times are fiberglass piping and fiberglass tanks. Whereas the normal lead time for fiberglass piping was two to four weeks in late 2020/early 2021, it is now taking 12 to 14 weeks to get piping. It took eight to 10 weeks for fiberglass tanks to arrive before late 2020-early 2021; now it takes 18 to 24 weeks, sometimes longer.
The lead time is even worse for steel tanks, orders for which some manufacturers cannot fill for 18 to 34 weeks.
The CGRS California Compliance and Construction team is reporting a 20-week lead time for ordering tanks and six months for dispensers, up from six to eight weeks for tanks and four to six weeks for dispensers in March.
How can CGRS help?
If upgrading your tanks and/or piping or installing a new fuel system is in your plans, CGRS Refined Fuel experts can help determine what you need and move forward with procuring the equipment. Our reputation with manufacturers means we can assist you in the ordering tanks process, ensuring you get what you need, lock in the best price and get the equipment within the shortest timeframe possible. We can also help find locations for storing tanks until you’re ready for them. Call our Refined Fuel experts now at 800.288.2657.