Tank Inspections Articles

  • Drain stub bore hole cracking - Case study

    Purpose This plant service bulletin alerts customers to inspect drain line stub bore holes for radial cracking. Problem Numerous incidents have been reported of header cracking caused by water quenching the drain line stub bore hole and header ID, especially reheater headers. This problem occurs when drain lines from boiler, superheater and reheater headers of a ...


    By Babcock & Wilcox MEGTEC LLC

  • Keeping Tanks Online and Divers Out of the Water

    Huntley’s Sub Aqua Construction brings piece of mind to customers with regular and efficient mini remotely operated vehicle inspections Huntley’s Sub Aqua Construction (HSAC) is a commercial diving company based in Kentville, Nova Scotia, Canada. Operating since 1994, HSAC recently added a Deep Trekker mini remotely operated vehicle (ROV) to their team to improve potable water ...


    By Deep Trekker Inc.

  • Case study - Why good incubator management is critical for IVF clinics

    There is a large and growing number of fertility clinics throughout the UK, all registered on the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA) database.  Each clinic is carefully monitored and assessed by the HFEA to ensure patients are protected and receive a service of high standard – even the clinic’s ‘Success Rates’ and ‘Inspection Reports’ are ...


    By Geotech

  • Steel Fire Sprinkler Tank Inspection Case Study

    These images show the steel fire sprinkler tank before any preparation work and then after preparation. The steel fire sprinkler tank was fully relined with Acothane DW. A Logistics company in Berkshire recently had an R.O.V Inspection carried out on their Fire Tank, we also provided them a sprinkler tank maintenance. The sprinkler tank inspections confirmed significant amounts of corrosion to ...


    By Acothane UK Ltd

  • Designed to vs. Certified

    Most bolted steel tank companies use the term “designed to” when referring to industry and quality standards. At Superior Tank Co., Inc. we can positively confirm all of our tanks meet or exceed the expected design and quality objectives. Superior Tank has undergone the very rigorous API SPEC Q1 and ISO 9001:2008 certification process which reviews the various elements of bolted steel ...


    By Superior Tank Co., Inc.

  • Facility Asset Cataloging Service (FACS) - Case Study

    With the 2015 release of the updated EPA fueling facility regulations going into effect in the coming months, more and more multi-facility operators are working to get a clearer picture of what they have at their various facilities and what condition everything is in. We recently undertook a project for a large operator with hundreds of sites spread across the country, and this operator wanted ...


    By Tanknology Inc.

  • Why good incubator management is critical for IVF clinics

    There is a large and growing number of fertility clinics throughout the UK, all registered on the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA) database.  Each clinic is carefully monitored and assessed by the HFEA to ensure patients are protected and receive a service of high standard – even the clinic’s ‘Success Rates’ and ‘Inspection Reports’ are ...


    By Geotech

  • The four biggest challenges facing UST operations and what to do about them

    The current trend towards consolidation in the retail petroleum marketplace is creating momentum for companies to acquire assets much more rapidly than ever before. Strong asset valuations are driving smaller portfolio sell-offs, and the industry continues to see an influx of capital from companies who wish to invest in the US. With each new acquisition, however, ...


    By Antea Group - USA

  • The four biggest challenges facing UST operations and what to do about them

    The current trend towards consolidation in the retail petroleum marketplace is creating momentum for companies to acquire assets much more rapidly than ever before. Strong asset valuations are driving smaller portfolio sell-offs, and the industry continues to see an influx of capital from companies who wish to invest in the US. With each new acquisition, however, there are increasing ...


    By Antea Group - USA

  • Robert Bosch GmbH, Germany - case study

    Overview Bosch is a multinational engineering and manufacturing firm specializing in electronics, automotive components, power tools, security systems and home appliances. Water System Challenges There are two main water supply intakes into eleven buildings of the Bosch facility in , with annual consumption of about 40,000 m3. Previous attempts were made ...

  • Tank cleaning in Abu Dhabi case study

    In 2008 we signed an agreement with an Abu Dhabi based industrial and utilities contractor. They wanted to increase their portfolio by offering tank cleaning services. Over a period of four months we trained a number of their operators and sourced new equipment to enable them to approach new clients. In 2009 we were awarded a contract to clean two crude oil tanks. Utilizing local labour, the new ...

  • Exploring the need for rainwater tank maintenance: survey, review and simulations

    Rainwater tanks are a common feature of the urban landscape in Australia and globally. In Brisbane, Australia, provision of alternative water in new homes is mandatory and to meet this requirement rainwater tanks are considered an important option. The water savings of rainwater tanks can help defer investments in supply infrastructures. An emerging concern is that there is currently no ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Bridge Height Limits Transport of Cl02 Storage Tanks

    Located in Northern Ontario on the Trans Canada Highway is a bridge that enables pedestrians and vehicles to cross the Spanish River. The bridge itself holds no place in the annals of Canadian history. It is in fact, quite unremarkable as a typical bridge found in the area. However, the Spanish River Bridge represented a major problem for an engineering project rquired by a local Bleach Pulp ...


    By Fabricated Plastics Limited

  • ACO StormTank’s structural performance meets highways authority standards on prestigious south coast development

    By providing a detailed analysis of its installed performance, ACO Water Management's cellular attenuation system, ACO StormTank, has been selected to provide surface water storage at Centenary Quay - Southampton's new landmark regeneration project. A key component of a sustainable drainage system serving the site's car parking and footway areas, the StormTank proposal, which positioned the tank ...


    By ACO Group

  • Underground Water Tanks: Understanding the installation process is the first step in safety inspections

    Underground storage tanks are increasingly becoming essential components of building projects, driven by rising interest in on-site rainwater and graywater collection and reuse. As a result, building officials may need to expand their expertise to include these products and their components. Some safety inspection work is obvious; for instance, checking that the installer or project owner ...


    By Xerxes Corporation

  • Integrity Inspection of Above Ground Storage Tanks

    40 CFR 112.7 requires integrity inspection of containers subject to this regulation. Where applicable, inspection to a nationally recognized standard is required. Where there is no standard, good engineering judgment is allowed. This paper discusses commonly used national standards for inspection and methods of implementing common and less common inspection strategies. It gives owner/operators ...

  • How To Survive An OSHA Inspection

    Untitled Document While there's little upside to facing an Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) inspection, it is possible to ...


    By Verisk 3E

  • `Advanced Aboveground Storage Tank Inspections - In Service Robotics Tank Inspections,` presented at the 2004 NPRA Environmental Conference

    Abstract This paper describes the advanced in-service tank inspection methods available for use in the inspection of aboveground storage tanks (AST) in the petroleum and petrochemical industry. ASTs are subject to several federal and state regulations requiring tank owners to perform tank floor/bottom integrity, seals system, and deck fittings inspections on a routine basis. The conventional ...


    By Trinity Consultants

  • Advanced Aboveground Storage Tank Inspections – In-Service Robotics Tank Inspections

    This paper describes the advanced in-service tank inspection methods available for use in the inspection of aboveground storage tanks (AST) in the petroleum and petrochemical industry. ASTs are subject to several federal and state regulations requiring tank owners to perform tank floor/bottom integrity, seals system, and deck fittings inspections on a routine basis. The conventional procedure for ...


    By Trinity Consultants

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