Underground Storage Tanks Articles

  • The story of Chicago`s water tanks after the raging fire of 1871

    Now they are rare, but once the water tanks on the roof were the sentry on top of every large building in the city, protecting them from the threat of fire. The purpose of these tanks was to provide a reliable and easily accessible water supply for putting out fires. The water in the tanks is fed by gravity firefighters, so it is almost ...


    By Righetto Serbatoi S.r.l.

  • Installation of the new Glen Head water tank begins

    Six months after the dismantling of Glen Head's nearly 100-year-old water tank at Dumond Place began, its replacement began on Tuesday. To manufacture the new facility, several hundred meters high cranes were brought to the site Monday in preparation for Tuesday's installation: the 500,000-gallon tank will store water for Glen Head, Sea Cliff, Roslyn Harbor, Old ...


    By Righetto Serbatoi S.r.l.

  • Project - Norva24 Sormiljo

    Norway24 Sørmiljø has for around 50 years been working to solve all kinds of problems with pipes, tanks and underground. Norway24 Sørmiljø provide services in the field of high-pressure cleaners, vacuum cleaners, vacuum load, piping services and hazardous waste management. Website ...


    By Dancutter A/S

  • A Guide to Fuel Transfer and Fuel Storage on Construction Sites: OSHA Requirements

    Storing fuel on-site is a convenient option but there are specific requirements and regulations that you are required by law to follow regarding fuel storage on construction sites. Risks significantly increase when you incorrectly store and transfer fuel. It’s a fire hazard and could result in property damage, injury, or fatalities. ...

  • 4 Reasons to Harvest Rainwater

    Most people in the United States take water for granted. In other parts of the world, where clean, usable water is not as common, most people do not. People in many parts of the world are unable to simply flip on a faucet and have running water available to them 24/7. Many of them collect rainwater to fulfill their needs. However, this ancient idea has merit even in our “civilized” ...

  • Thames Water: Aquascan TM2 Correlator Locates a 3 million l/day burst in the streets of London - Case Study

    Introduction Three million litres per day of drinking water were leaking from a 16-inch cast iron pipe buried 2.5 metres beneath Guildford Street, next to the historic Great Ormond Street Hospital in central London, and it was discovered amid an intensive hunt for leaks across the capital’s trunk main network. Thames Water’s pipe network stretches 20,000 miles, almost ...


    By Gutermann AG

  • Remediate former service station - Case Study

    ERC was hired as the General Contractor for this project to remediate the former service station.  Gasoline underground storage tanks (USTs) were previously removed however historical releases had contaminated both soil and groundwater at the site.  The remedial activities for this project included excavation and off-site disposal of petroleum contaminated soils, as well as the addition ...

  • Is Fiberglass Better Than Steel, Aluminum and Concrete?

    Comparing 3 Different Types of Custom Storage Tanks – Steel, Aluminum and Concrete – to Fiberglass Storage tanks come in a lot of different sizes, shapes, and materials. Whether you’re looking for a new system or you simply want to learn how different custom water storage tanks stack up, you’ve come to the right place. This article compares steel, concrete, and ...


    By Nationwide Tank and Pipe LLC

  • Industrial Hygiene in the Age of the Coronavirus

    News about the Coronavirus is practically inescapable these days. The virus has seemed to come from out of nowhere and is causing many people to panic. And although there are still many questions about the virus, one thing is certain – It is communicable. Thus, it is important for people who work around others, and this is most of us, to know how to create as safe and as hygienic a ...


    By Nationwide Tank and Pipe LLC

  • What is the purpose of soil boring and borehole logging?

    What is the purpose of soil boring? Soil boring is a practice of geotechnical investigations whose purpose is to determine the soils load-bearing capabilities, water table and chemical contamination.  Boring is important because (1) it helps to determine the capacity of the soil to provide support to the structures on the surface, (2) it reveals the permeability of the soil ...

  • EnviMetric Data Insights from Over 85,000 Remediation Sites Across the United States

    Our goal with EnviMetric™ is to build innovative products on top of a data repository for remediation sites that is unrivaled in the industry. Through our sponsorship from the National Science Foundation we’ve compiled what may be the largest detailed database of remediation sites in the world. In Q3 and Q4 of 2019 we were able to quadruple the amount of sites we use when doing ...


    By Azimuth1

  • Applications For and the Advantages of FRP Tanks

    20 REASONS WHY A DARCO FIBERGLASS (FRP) UNDERGROUND WATER STORAGE SYSTEM SHOULD BE THE FIRST CHOICE TO MEET YOUR DRINKING WATER, STORM WATER, AND FIRE PROTECTION NEEDS You may purchase FRP tanks directly from our plant of origin nearest you. FRP tanks are manufactured from a “food contact” grade fiberglass resin and are safe for the temporary storage of ...


    By Darco Incorporated

  • Bioremediation of Naphthalene and Methylnaphthalene Isomers

    Petrox bioremediation accelerates the removal of naphthalene and isomers of methylnaphthalene.  These petroleum compounds are often slow to remediate due to their low volatility and strong affinity for absorption onto soil particles.  The remediation rate of these compounds is slower than BTEX compounds.  They often also rebound as the absorbed phase solubilizes following removal ...


    By CL Solutions, LLC

  • VC3 Vertebrae injection max control - Case Study

    SITE Convenience Store Facility, Jacksonville, FL CONTAMINATION Gasoline Range Organics in ground water BACKGROUND A known release of gasoline fuel at this facility led to ground water contamination. Due to site activities, the length of the plume, and multiple properties being involved, typical technologies ...


    By EN Rx, Inc.

  • Think twice before you flush! Keeping the good bugs alive

    Did you realise that your septic tank system contains a living, breathing community of helpful organisms? All too often we see our process of waste disposal – flushing things down the sink or toilet, as being a straightforward process that simply sends things we don’t want around any more down a drain to some far away place where it will be dealt with. The reality is quite ...


    By RX Plastics Ltd

  • El Centro Regional Medical Center - El Centro, CA - Case Study

    Prior land use was for “El Centro Motors”, an automobile dealership and service facility. There was some contamination in the soil & groundwater due to underground storage ...


    By CETCO

  • Eastern foods - Oil skimmers, inc. Skimmers recover $6,000 of Waste oil per year - Case study

    Oil Skimmers Inc. units continuously draw the oil-covered tubing up and out of the water, through the scrapers mechanism, and return the clean tubing to the water surface to gather more oil. The collected oils travel down a boom into an underground tank. Two Model 6V Brill™ floating collector tube skimming units are ...


    By Oil Skimmers, Inc.

  • Oil skimmers, inc. helps a Growing snack food manufacturer reduce wastewater treatment costs and Go Green in the process - Case study

    A privately held snack-food manufacturer in the Midwest expected to increase production of potato chips by 20%, to about 72 million pounds a year. While more potato chips would mean more profits, it also would mean more oil-laden wastewater from washing the potatoes and the fryers used to cook ...


    By Oil Skimmers, Inc.

  • Underground Water Tank Construction: A Guide

    Building an underground water tank is one of the most vital ways of protecting your home or business against the danger and devastation of a bush fire. It can be a lengthy process, but if you plan every section of the build comprehensively and make sure your contractors are prepared for every eventuality, you’ll be able to get your underground water tank completed and doing the job it was ...


    By Versatile Tanks

  • Concrete tanks - the Clever Prepper’s best friend

    Preparing for the future is important for you and your family – and today, it seems more vital than ever to start taking heed of warnings about climate change and natural disasters. Our concrete tanks are built to withstand the ferocity of outback wildfires. As our climate changes, wildfires have become more common ...


    By Versatile Tanks

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