Chemical tank inspection is evaluating the condition of a chemical storage tank to ascertain whether it is safe and meets all applicable regulations. Inspections can help prevent leaks, spills, and other accidents and also help extend the life of the tank.
Simply put, a chemical tank inspection aims to identify potential hazards and ensure the tank is safe to operate. We suggest getting your chemical tanks inspected annually; however, the time interval also depends on the tank type, the chemicals being stored, and the environmental conditions.
Network Environmental UK provides reliable chemical storage tanks inspection to ensure its structural integrity and regulatory compliance. Whether your tanks are above-ground or underground, our comprehensive inspection services ensure adherence to federal and local regulations, promoting safe and efficient operations.
Utilising cutting-edge equipment and techniques, our expert team meticulously assesses tanks, including their walls, base, valves, roof, and piping systems, to identify any visible wear, rust, or corrosion that may compromise the structural integrity. We also examine ventilation, labelling, and spill containment. Trust us to get your tank tested efficiently.
A chemical storage tank is a large container used to store chemicals. These tanks are used in a wide variety of industries, including the chemical industry, the oil and gas industry, and the manufacturing industry.
There are many different types of chemical storage tanks. Network Environmental UK can inspect all the types despite each having a unique design and purpose. Typically, these are the most commonly used types of chemical storage tanks:
Chemical tanks are typically made of steel, plastic, or other materials and are designed to be leak-proof. One thing that makes them stand out is that they can be utilised to easily fill and draw out the chemicals.
An underground chemical tank is a large container buried underground to provide more safety than an above-ground tank. They are often used to store hazardous chemicals, as they are less likely to leak than above-ground tanks.
Network Environmental UK provides exceptional chemical tank inspection services to ensure reliability and safety. Although you may find these services anywhere in the UK, you should opt for us since we go through the whole process with utmost care. We:
Our company ensures personnel safety and the integrity of the stored chemicals. Our thorough process of chemical tank inspections stands for the company’s commitment to excellence.
We empty the tank, neutralise any remaining chemicals, and thoroughly clean the tank’s exterior. If feasible, we also thoroughly clean the tank’s interior to remove any residue that may obstruct inspection.
After that, we conduct visual inspections for relatively new polyethene tanks to detect any issues that may compromise safety or chemical preservation.
During the exterior examination, our inspectors pay close attention to areas around fittings and key junctions, such as where the sidewall meets the roof and floor, as stress cracking, crazing, and brittleness are common here.
If a confined space entry is possible, we thoroughly inspect the tank’s interior using a bright light source. We consider this step crucial as stress cracks often appear on the inside of the tank before being visible on the outside.
To prioritise safety, our inspectors do not stand or work on top of tanks due to the flexible and slippery surfaces, minimising the risk of accidents and fall.
We go beyond the areas in direct contact with the stored chemical. We inspect all tank parts, including the roof, fittings, sight glass connections, flexible couplings, hoses, gaskets, vents, and secondary containment bund.
Based on the inspection findings, we provide detailed reports and recommendations to address identified issues and suggest required repairs, maintenance, and replacement.
Network Environmental UK recommends annual inspections for chemical tanks. However, the actual interval may vary depending on the type of chemicals stored, industry regulations, and the tank’s age and condition. Talk to us for a precise time estimate and reasonable inspection cost.
On average, our inspections can take several hours to a full day, allowing our expert team to examine, repair, and perform comprehensive tests.
But the actual duration can vary depending on factors such as the tank’s size, the system’s complexity, and the extent of inspection required.
Our trained inspectors prioritise safety during your chemical tank inspection. We follow all the safety protocols, wearing PPE, utilising fall protection, and employing proper confined space procedures like cleaning, purging, and ventilation.
Yes, we provide comprehensive and detailed reports after inspecting your chemical tank. They include tank assessment, identified issues, our recommendations for necessary repairs and replacements, and compliance status for your records.
We take pride in holding industry-recognised accreditations. These certifications demonstrate our commitment to quality and compliance, and provide our clients with peace of mind knowing that they are working with a reputable and trustworthy partner.