Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Tank Trouble Tuesday

Tanknology carried out Petroscope® inspections on two tanks at a site in Wisconsin that was coming out of abandoned status and undergoing requirements to begin operations again.

As Petroscope inspections require the tanks to be completely empty and inerted with nitrogen, a thorough inspection of the full tank can be conducted. Read more about the findings of the inspection in the image below.

VacuTect® tightness tests were also performed on the single-walled fiberglass tanks, an important step in assuring the tanks' integrity. The tanks passed the tightness test.

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Tank Trouble Tuesday

TankCam inspections® are often requested on a reactive basis -- looking to identify problems, or causes of leaks. But inspections can also be used for proactive causes, such as the inspection below carried out in Arizona.

The inspection identified severe flaking and peeling on the tank top, read more in the GIF below.

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Tank Trouble Tuesday

The suspicion of a loose manifold pipe led to a TankCam inspection of a single-walled steel tank in Michigan.

The inspection confirmed the movement of the loose pipe as well as degradation to the bung and manifold. It is believed that the problem was caused by a cracked nylon bushing.

Read more of the story in the GIF below.

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Tank Trouble Tuesday

Today marks the One Year Anniversary of our Tank Trouble Tuesday series.

We encourage you to look through all past editions on our blog.

Today we are also introducing an image from our TankCam HD-- now available for inspections in some parts of the US.

The crystal clear image of tuberculation seen below is just one of the many benefits of the new HD model, read more in the GIF below.

You can find more information on TankCam® inspections on our website.

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Tank Trouble Tuesday

A single-walled fiberglass tank in New York took on 56 gallons of water in two hours-- read the story below to find out the cause and more details on the investigation.

Learn more about VacuTect® tightness testing and TankCam® inspections on our website.

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Tank Trouble Tuesday

Many of our TankCam inspections are requested after a water ingress is detected on site.

Water ingresses may be caused by an easily fixable faulty tank component or may be caused by a fault in the tank itself. Due to the cause of this ingress-- a large crack allowing groundwater to enter the tank-- we recommended that this Colorado tank be removed from service until assessment regarding repair or replacement could be made.

Read more in the GIF below, and watch for a new edition of Tank Trouble Tuesday each week!

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Tank Trouble Tuesday

Your fiberglass tank may be safe from corrosion, but what about your other steel fueling components?

The TankCam® inspection of this fiberglass tank in Ohio revealed striking images of a corroded STP shaft and bung, along with drips from the general STP shaft area which required further investigation. 

You can find all editions of our Tank Trouble Tuesday series here on our blog.

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Tank Trouble Tuesday

Site operators in Virginia suspected a problem and requested TankCam® inspections for their two single-walled fiberglass tanks. 

Check out the GIF below to see what was observed in the premium tank.

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Tank Trouble Tuesday

This image and Tank Trouble Tuesday story was featured back in January, but we thought Halloween would be the ideal time to revisit it.

TankCam® inspections reveal monsters and other problems, big or small, in underground storage tanks. 

TankCam inspections can also be coupled with Tanknology's multiple tank-washing methods to ensure a tank free of sludge and debris, including monsters.

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Tank Trouble Tuesday

This week's Tank Trouble Tuesday features a crack in an Ohio single-walled fiberglass tank.

The crack appeared to follow a tank seam, and a section of that crack exhibited moisture wicking. Areas near the crack were discolored.

Do you suspect a crack in your UST? Learn more about TankCam® inspections and their many applications on our website.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Tank Trouble Tuesday

When acquiring sites with existing USTs, assessing the conditions of those tanks is a vital step in the valuation of your sites. Reviewing the internal conditions of a site’s USTs with a TankCam Inspection can help you determine if any corrective action should be taken to alleviate environmental contamination, or assist you in calculating site acquisition costs should corrective action be needed.

A TankCam Inspection provides a permanent record of detailed images of the site’s USTs. During the inspection, the technician analyzes the tank’s overall conditions and structural integrity while simultaneously checking for issues such as corrosion, degradation, and other abnormal operating conditions—an important step in evaluating the associated risks of owning, selling, or insuring tanks.

This service can be combined with VacuTect® tank tightness testing to test the tank for leaks, TankCleanTM to clear the tank of sludge or debris, or a corrosion assessment.