Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Tank Trouble Tuesday

When you detect a water ingress in your underground storage tank, getting a view of what's happening in your UST can be very valuable.

Using state of the art video technology and a certified Tanknology technician, TankCam inspections can pinpoint the source of water ingresses or outgoing leaks.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Tank Trouble Tuesday

The presence of excessive water in your UST can cause problems not only to your customer's car, but also to your tank itself. Corrosion and microbial growth are only a few of the risks.

With that in mind, a few ways to prevent water from entering your UST include: 

  • Removing standing water, ice, or snow from around tank fill covers
  • Verifying that tank vents have rain caps
  • Avoiding prolonged periods of low tank volume to minimize water formed by condensation.

Read more water prevention tips in this Fuel Marketer News article. 

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Tank Trouble Tuesday

The EPA released a report on ultra-low sulfur diesel tanks last July, and its effects are still resonating across the industry.

If you have a fueling system with ultra-low sulfur diesel, there is a good chance that it is corroded. Luckily, we can help. 

We did the fieldwork for the EPA study and are here to answer any of your questions, and offer you the same services provided during the study.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Tank Trouble Tuesday

Identifying the cause of a water ingress is one of the many uses of a TankCam inspection

As water ingresses can be caused by a variety of factors, many owners or operators appreciate having visual evidence of what's really happening inside their USTs.

The extensive corrosion found in the Missouri tank featured below is just one of many problems that TankCam could reveal in your UST. Follow our Tank Trouble Tuesday series to see more. 

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Tank Trouble Tuesday

A water ingress is a serious problem, but pinpointing the leak can be challenging. In this week's Tank Trouble Tuesday we explore a case where a hole in a vent line caused water to enter a double walled fiberglass tank.

The TankCam technician began the inspection by inserting the TankCam into the tank through the fill riser. After observing water entering through the Stage I riser, the technician inserted the TankCam into the Stage I riser. We were able to show the customer video evidence of water entering through the vapor pipe and draining down into the vapor tee, then into the tank.

Pinpointing a leak is one of the many applications of a TankCam inspection.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Tank Trouble Tuesday

Every owner or operator of a UST knows the need for quick answers when an interstitial monitoring alert shows lost brine. However, identifying whether there was a breach in the inner or outer tank can be challenging. 

Emergency inspections from Tanknology can quickly pinpoint the cause of a leak, and assist you in making a decision on how to move forward. 

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Tank Trouble Tuesday

Instead of pulling out a flashlight or a lighter, call us for a TankCam inspection to illuminate any potential problems in your UST.

These images were captured with our TankCam inspection service, looking through fuel to the bottom of the tank. TankCam inspections do not require that the tank be empty, and only need 24 inches of ullage space.