Why, and what is, a Tank Inspection?
Every year leaks and spills from oil storage tanks, pipes and ancillary equipment account for over a quarter of all UK pollution incidents. You may face criminal prosecution and a heavy fine if oil from your site enters the ground or watercourses – and you may also have to pay substantial clean-up costs.
Having a tank inspection carried out by one of our OFTEC trained and qualified engineers means you are minimising the risks and associated penalties that come with an oil spill or oil leakage. Once your tank passes our tests you will receive a certificate.
Your tank may be safe and fit for purpose, but your pipework could cause a potential issue with your fuel, oil, or chemical environment. In our experience, around 30% of the time when a major leak is reported, it is because of a pipework malfunction, and not a tank split.
An OFTEC examination covers a more in-depth range of inspection methods than an ordinary tank inspection. We don’t just come and “have a look” at your tank. Our OFTEC trained engineers will provide a comprehensive report on your entire tank environment, including pipework, bunds, fitting, and venting provision checks, and if tank installation is within compliance and within OFTEC standards.
Fuel, oil, and chemical tanks all contain products that are often essential to the running of your organisation. Any damage to the containers they are held in could lead to significant downtime, Generator damage or considerable environmental issues.
A potential rupture in your tank will cost you a lot more than being proactive with a tank inspection.
Bund and gauges inspections are also included in your tank inspection. We will check your gauges and alarms are in working order and will also check for any signs of product leakage and/or ground contamination.