Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Tank Trouble Tuesday

Is there a monster hiding in your tank? 

What kind of damage could it be doing?

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

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

TankCam is patent pending.

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Tank Trouble Tuesday

Damage to tank linings can occur for a variety of reasons -- incorrect installation, poor surface preparation, or material incompatibility. 

TankCam inspections are an excellent way to evaluate the status of your lined tank.

Watch for more "Tank Trouble Tuesday" on our social media pages. 

TankCam is patent pending.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Tank Trouble Tuesday

Though its use has declined in recent decades, kerosene remains a widely used fuel in northern states.

As these tanks in Pennsylvania show, kerosene tanks are susceptible to the same problems that affect gasoline or diesel tanks and should be inspected as well.

Watch for more #TankTroubleTuesday on our social media pages.

TankCam is patent pending.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Tank Trouble Tuesday

Sometimes life throws a wrench in your plans, and sometimes someone throws a wrench in your tank. 

To learn more about TankCam inspections, visit us here


TankCam is patent pending.

Inventor of Tanknology’s VacuTect tank testing system dies at 99

The man who started it all for Tanknology has passed away. At age 99, Thomas Edwin (Ed) Adams, a lifelong Canadian, died Dec. 27 in Edmonton.

Ed invented our VacuTect® volumetric tank testing system, the primary method we use for the testing of underground fuel storage tanks (USTs), and the most popular approach to UST testing in the world.
Ed lived a varied and extraordinary 99 years. In addition to his foray into UST testing, he enlisted in the Canadian military during World War II, serving as an aerospace maintenance engineer in the Royal Canadian Air Force. He received a special citation for his development of a method of training pilots in the safety of daylight hours to fly in blind flying conditions.

It was following his military service that Ed started a company, Dominion Instruments, which ultimately led him into the oil service industry. His company serviced a wide variety of industrial devices. During the Polio epidemic of the 1950s, he developed a safety-monitoring device for iron lungs. In the 1960s he developed pipeline transfer instrumentation and approaches to environmental monitoring.

In 1976 Ed founded Athabasca Research Corp, where he developed the VacuTect process, the UST leak detection system that Tanknology and our licensees around the world utilize to this day.

Ed’s tank testing business spawned a division of Athabasca, which he named Tanknology. The Tanknology of today acquired that division and all of its assets and patents, from Athabasca in 1986 to found the current company in the U.S. in Austin, Texas in 1988.

Here at the end of Ed's amazing life, all of us at Tanknology salute the inventor of our primary technology. We have been fortunate to make his creation the most utilized tank testing system in the world, a fact we know made him proud. We send our heartfelt condolences to Ed’s large family in Canada.

You can read Ed's complete obituary here.

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Tank Trouble Tuesday

Many things can go wrong in tanks. This tank in Texas exemplifies many of those issues-- a breach that has caused water to continuously enter the tank, peeling resin, blistering, corroded bungs, and discoloration. 

Visit our website to learn more about TankCam inspections and aging fiberglass tanks.

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TankCam is patent pending.