Tank, Vessel and Silo Testing, Inspection and Environmental Services
Specialists in tank, vessel and silo integrity testing and inspection
Oil and Petrochemical industry feedstocks, refinery products, general chemicals and other products have been stored in above-ground, vertical cylindrical and horizontal tanks for many years.
At first sight, these tanks appear of simple design and construction with innocuous working environments. However, this is not the case in practice, as shown by the many accidents associated with such tanks around the world over the decades.
If your business stores any chemical or product, you must take all necessary steps to prevent pollution and contamination. These substances and products could cause pollution if they spill onto land, enter surface waters or groundwater or are released into the air. Many substances are also harmful to human health.
Maintaining and managing storage tanks and vessels
If you cause or allow pollution to occur, you may be prosecuted and fined. Your business could suffer from lost contracts, production downtime, clean up costs and increased insurance premiums.
As legislation regarding the environment is getter more stringent and the ever-increasing agency inspections requiring more control and prevention regarding possible pollution and hazardous to health situations, companies with storage tanks and vessels should now carry out an initial assessment of all vessels if one has not already been carried out.
Many companies, especially those whose operations profoundly affect the environment, are working to implement environmental management systems to BS ISO 14001.
All results will be reported and evaluated to provide the client with a sound assessment of a storage tank’s integrity and foundation and offer guidance on the need for repair, its urgency, and methods affecting such repair.
These storage tank integrity testing and inspections are essential to minimise the risk of tank failure, and associated leakage that can occur.