Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Tank Trouble Tuesday

Site operators in Georgia noted a water ingress in their single-walled fiberglass tank.

Our TankCam® inspection revealed that the tank had widespread resin flaking and apparent blistering. A water drip was observed to be coming from around the fill riser-- the apparent source of the ingress.

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Tank Trouble Tuesday

The TankCam® inspection of this single-walled steel tank in Ohio showed widespread corrosion including pitting on an end cap, and definitively revealed to the site operator that their tank did not have an unused manway.

Read about more reasons for a TankCam inspection on our website, or follow Tank Trouble Tuesday.

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Tank Trouble Tuesday

TankCam® inspections are frequently utilized for remote video inspections of older tanks or to identify suspected problems. However, inspections of brand new tanks can also provide valuable insights.

Tank inspections done after installation, but prior to the first fuel drop, verify that no tools or construction materials are left behind in the tank. Inspections also check for anomalies in the tank walls, changes in overall tank shape, and anything else that may have gone wrong, like STP shafts with significant oxidation shown in the GIF below.

For more details on inspections prior to an initial fuel drop, check out a case study from Tanknology Australia.

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Tank Trouble Tuesday

A TankCam® inspection in Texas revealed a much bigger problem than site operators expected. Though they suspected a leak, the inspection revealed multiple cracks and points of ingress in the single-walled fiberglass tank.

Read more in the GIF below, and see more cases of water ingress investigations here on our blog.

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Tank Trouble Tuesday

A fueling facility with four USTs that had been out of service for quite some time was recently evaluated using our VacuTect® tightness test and TankCam® inspection.

Read more about the visual inspection of the diesel tank in the GIF below.