Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Tank Trouble Tuesday

Occasionally we find fiberglass tanks in good condition with heavily corroded steel components, as was the case in this diesel tank in Kansas.

Sediment and residue present in the tank were later cleared away by our TankClean service, which is always performed in conjunction with a TankCam inspection-- which provides a live feed of the inside of the tank-- to assure the most thorough cleaning available on the market.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Tank Trouble Tuesday

A site in New York requested TankCam® inspections to evaluate five double-walled steel USTs.

The premium tank was found to be lined, though the lining was failing due to blistering, bubbling, and widespread peeling, as shown below. 

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Tank Trouble Tuesday

A customer in Texas noted a high water ATG alarm after a fuel delivery and called Tanknology to investigate.

We verified the ingress with our VacuTect® tightness test, and pinpointed the leak with our TankCam® inspection.

Read the full story in the GIF below!

Monday, September 11, 2017

TankCam ® Inspection of 30 year old Steel Tank

This steel tank at a Colorado site was inspected in December of 2016 as part of a capital expenditure planning program designed to help a customer streamline their UST replacement plan.

This particular single walled steel tank was 30 years old at the time of the inspection.

We've included a two minute video below to demonstrate that tank conditions cannot be evaluated based on age alone, as this tank was in good condition after 30 years of service.

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Tank Trouble Tuesday

Tanknology recently conducted a Capital Expenditure Planning Program for a large fuel retailer in the USA.

Due to the fact that many tanks in the US are aging out of their 30 year warranties, the goal of the program was to determine which of the more than 1000 tanks should be prioritized for replacement.

Utilizing a TankCam® Inspection, in many cases paired with a Deflection Assessment, the program allowed the company to evaluate structural integrity, corrosion, and the overall condition of each tank.

This post marks the end of a short series exploring the tanks prioritized for replacement during this Capital Expenditure Planning Program.

Friday, September 1, 2017

Are your petroleum facilities impacted by Hurricane Harvey? We can help.

Hurricane Harvey has finally moved on following a devastating impact on our home state of Texas. With rain in historic proportions and flooding in so many areas at unprecedented levels – it was the worst storm in the history of the state.

As the remainder of the storm has traveled out of the region and owners and operators of fueling facilities in the affected areas are just starting to have the opportunity to assess the impact to their sites, it will be time to put together a plan to get the facilities back into operation.

How you do that depends upon the type of damage you experienced – and we can help you.

We have set up a web page devoted to helping operators determine what to do based upon the type and level of impact to the site, whether it’s minimal flooding, running out of fuel or the severe flooding we have all seen in the horrifying images on TV and online.

The information on this web page addresses many likely situations and the practices recommended by both Tanknology and the EPA to bring sites back into operation.

The Storm Recovery web page can be found here: Tanknology Services for Storm Recovery.

On this webpage you can also download the EPA's document, The Underground Storage Tank Flood Guide.

For immediate assistance with your facilities, you can call us at 1-800-964-1250 or submit this online request and we will be in contact with you promptly.

To all affected by this unbelievable tragedy, the thoughts and prayers of all of us at Tanknology are with you.

Additional Resources:

NACS has published a new EPA press release, What UST Owners Can Do After a Flood.

The Petroleum Equipment Institute (PEI) has set up a website for PEI members to share news or updates about their circumstances or request assistance from fellow members.