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  • Chlorosilane Tank Inspection

    Several months ago Progressive were approached by a nationwide waste treatment company to undertake work on a tank containing a highly flammable, high toxic and highly corrosive material called Chlorosaline. The material was contained in a stainless steel tank at the treatment facility and the client had been draining liquid from it until they believed it had either stopped due to the discharge ...

  • European Refinery Tank Inspection

    Progressive are known for responding to urgent requests from clients and the call received on Thursday of last week was no different. The call came from a major German refinery and went something like this once the introductions were completed... What’s the issue? We suspect that the internal aluminium floating roof of one of our light oil product tanks is damaged ...

  • Hired Camera for Safe Underground Inspections

    Advanced remote visual inspection equipment from Ashtead Technology Rentals helped one client explore a confined drainage and water storage network without having to venture underground himself, reducing the risk of injury and use of confined space personnel. Gordon Mills from Free Drains contacted the rental specialists when he needed to carry out a special examination of two large storage tanks ...


    By Ashtead Technology Ltd

  • EPA Seeks Public Comment on Draft Grant Guidelines for Underground Storage Tank Inspections

    Contact: Roxanne Smith, (202) 564-4355 / smith.roxanne@epa.gov The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has released for public comment draft grant guidelines that will establish requirements for inspecting underground storage tank systems. States will have to meet the requirements to comply with provisions of the Energy Policy Act of 2005. EPA worked with states and other partners to develop ...

  • Testing conditions for tank testers

    In addition to the financial implications of the loss of product, leakage from storage tanks can cause serious environmental damage and represent a grave threat to health and safety. In some circumstances, particularly when the stored materials are combustible or explosive, leakage can result in a major incident involving the loss of life and substantial damage to assets and to an ...


    By Ashtead Technology Ltd

  • Balmoral Tanks: A natural evolution

    The globally renowned tank manufacturer, Balmoral Tanks, has evolved into Europe’s leading storage tank design and manufacturing company. The 2014 acquisition of the assets of Barnsley-based Galglass significantly expanded Balmoral Tanks’ portfolio to include new product lines for the AD market including epoxy coated steel tanks and concrete tanks. ...


    By Balmoral Tanks

  • State IDs Faulty Tanks; Now Tank Law is being scaled Back

    After a 2014 chemical spill polluted drinking water for more than 300,000 people in West Virginia, lawmakers there quickly mandated tighter surveillance of the state's chemical storage tanks. It revealed dozens of tanks that shouldn't have been in service still posed a potential threat to drinking water for more than 134,000 people downstream. Many were corroded and a few were filled with ...


    By Associated Press

  • Washington nuke waste tanks flawed?

    While one of the newer double-walled nuclear waste storage tanks at a Washington state complex has leaked, six others have "significant construction flaws" that could lead to additional leaks, according to documents obtained by The Associated Press. The 28 double-walled tanks at Hanford nuclear waste complex hold some of the worst radioactive waste at the nation's most contaminated nuclear ...


    By Associated Press

  • Household water well inspections important to water quality, health

    National Groundwater Awareness Week, March 10-16, 2013, is a good time to schedule a water well system inspection to assure proper well operation, prolong the well system’s life, and monitor groundwater quality, the National Ground Water Association and its 48 affiliated state organizations said today. “Water wells are expertly engineered systems that, like a car, ...

  • Industrial Solvent Use by New Jersey Manufacturer Results in OSHA Health Inspection

    Earlier this year, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) initiated an inspection at a New Jersey manufacturing plant after a flash fire injured a worker. The employee was cleaning a degreasing tank when the fire occurred and the inspection revealed the use of 1-bromopropane (1-BP), also known as n-propyl bromide.  1-BP is a liquid solvent and OSHA reports the ...


    By VOETS, LLC

  • Bill boosting oversight of chemical tanks advances

    A Senate panel has cleared a bill that would boost state oversight of chemical storage facilities, following the West Virginia chemical spill. The Environment and Public Works committee in a bipartisan voice vote Thursday advanced the measure. The bill would require states to inspect chemical storage facilities regularly and to identify tanks near drinking water supplies. Companies would also ...


    By Associated Press

  • 10 Tips on Tank Preparation for the Winter Season

    With winter weather coming, it is important to prepare your steel water storage tanks. Winter weather and colder temperatures will impact your steel storage tanks, no matter how severe the weather is. Below are several techniques which can keep your potable water tanks in top operating condition: Inspect interior and exterior of tank for evidence of corrosion on metal ...


    By Superior Tank Co., Inc.

  • Water tank liner refurbishment: is it really necessary?

    Refurbishing a water tank is very important to ensure you have a tank that will last a long time without contaminating your water or needing regular maintenance. Many people do not realise that the maintenance of a water tank is crucial as corrosion takes place over time and eventually leads to the tanks failure. Those who fail to refurbish their ...


    By Russetts Development Ltd

  • How to have a water storage tank refurbished

    A water storage tank should be refurbished or repaired by a professional and not tampered with by anyone else. However, there are a few things you can do for yourself if you suspect your water storage tank may need maintenance. Here are some handy tips on how you can make sure the process of refurbishing and repairing is ...


    By Russetts Development Ltd

  • Gator Encounter uses Husky Folding Frame Tank

    Wildlife Encounters of Gretna, a non-profit 501( c ) 3 organization dedicated to educating the public about our natural world while offering a home for animals in need, uses a Husky Portable Containment folding frame tank in the Gator Encounters attraction. Wildlife Encounter’s award winning educational programs have been seen and heard by over 1 million students nationwide. Our programs ...


    By Husky Portable Containment

  • Richmond Company Settles Underground Storage Tank Violations

    Stratton Metals has settled alleged violations of underground fuel storage tank regulations, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced today. The metals recycling company, located at 900 Brook Road, in Richmond, Va., agreed to pay a $5,098 penalty to settle alleged violations of federal and state regulations designed to prevent, detect, and control fuel leaks from underground storage ...

  • Hanford tank may be leaking waste into soil

    An underground tank holding some of the worst radioactive waste at the nation's most contaminated nuclear site might be leaking into the soil. The U.S. Energy Department said workers at Washington state's Hanford Nuclear Reservation detected higher radioactivity levels under tank AY-102 during a routine inspection Thursday. Spokeswoman Lori ...


    By Associated Press

  • Homeowners warned to check for oil tank leaks

    Homeowners across the South West are being warned to check their oil storage tanks this winter to help save money and the environment. The Environment Agency is urging residents across the region to check their heating oil storage tanks, especially in the wake of the high winds that battered everyone during the St Jude storm, to help avoid expensive leaks or spills which can also harm the ...

  • Overflowing Tank Cause of New Leak at Fukushima

    Another day, another radioactive-water spill. The operator of the crippled Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant says at least 430 liters (110 gallons) spilled when workers overfilled a storage tank without a gauge that could have warned them of the danger. The amount is tiny compared to the untold thousands of tons of radioactive water that have leaked, much of it into the Pacific Ocean, since a ...


    By Associated Press

  • Florida manufacturer cited for exposing permanent and temporary workers to toxic chemical hexavalent chromium after US Labor Department inspection

    Serious safety and health violations for exposing workers to dangerous welding fumes and other hazards has prompted citations for Dixie Tank Co. in Jacksonville. The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited the company for 23 safety and health violations, including exposing full-time and temporary workers to health hazards from exposure to the toxic ...

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