Oil Tank Pressure Test

Our oil tank pressure test services involve conducting tests to assess the integrity and safety of an oil storage tank. Our professional technicians perform these tests to identify any leaks, weaknesses, or potential hazards associated with the tank.

Oil Tank Pressure Test
Oil Tank Pressure Test
The primary objective of oil tank pressure testing is to ensure that the tank can withstand the pressure exerted by the stored oil without leaking or failing. It helps identify structural defects, weak spots, or faulty components that could compromise the tank’s integrity. Our experts employ different oil tank pressure testing methods, including hydrostatic and pneumatic testing. If you need reliable and cost-effective overhead or underground tank pressure testing, contact us today.

Step by Step Process

  1. Preparation and Safety Measures: Prior to conducting the pressure test, the tank is thoroughly inspected to ensure it is empty, clean, and free from any flammable or hazardous materials.
  2. Pressure Test Execution: The pressure testing process involves carefully pressurising the tank using the selected testing method. Our experts will monitor the tank for any pressure drop, visible leaks, or other signs of failure.
  3. Test Results and Reporting: After completing the pressure test, our technicians analyse the results to determine the tank’s integrity. Further inspection or repairs may be necessary if any leaks or weaknesses are identified.
  4. Compliance and Certification: If the tank passes the pressure test, a certification or compliance documentation will be issued to demonstrate the tank’s safety and integrity.
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How Do We Conduct Tank Pressure Test?

Tank pressure test is basically conducted to check the tank for any potential leak. Here is how our professionals conduct the pressure test:

  1. They properly seal the tank and the piping system to drop the tank pressure to a low amount.
  2. The tank is pressurised using an inert gas.
  3. Our professionals monitor the tank pressure for the next 24 hours to see if pressure drops.
  4. If the pressure inside the tanks drops, that means you may need additional tests to locate the leak.

Ensure Safety and Integrity

Whether you need diesel tank pressure testing or any other fuel testing, you can rely on our expert technicians, who specialise in conducting thorough pressure tests to assess the structural soundness and detect any leaks or weaknesses in your tanks. Our comprehensive testing procedures ensure your oil storage system meets the highest safety and compliance standards.

Regulations in the UK for Oil Tank Pressure Testing

Various governing bodies and industry standards in the UK regulate oil tank pressure testing. Some key regulations and guidelines that apply to oil tank pressure testing in the UK include:

  1. The Control of Pollution (Oil Storage) (England) Regulations 2001: The regulations specify periodic testing and inspection requirements for oil storage tanks.
  2. The Water Environment (Oil Storage) (Scotland) Regulations 2006
  3. Building Regulations: Part J of the Building Regulations covers the requirements for fuel storage and other liquid substances. It may include provisions related to tank design, installation, and safety measures.
  4. British Standards: The British Standards Institution (BSI) provides standards and guidelines for oil tank installations and maintenance. These include standards such as BS 5410-1:2014 for oil storage installations, which cover design, installation, and maintenance considerations. Compliance with relevant British Standards is often required or recommended for oil tank pressure testing.
  5. OFTEC Standards: OFTEC provides guidelines for installing and maintaining oil storage tanks, including pressure testing requirements. Compliance with OFTEC standards is often expected within the industry.

Network Environmental UK - Best Oil Tank Pressure Test Services

  • Experienced and certified technicians ensuring accurate oil tank pressure tests.
  • Comprehensive testing methods giving a thorough tank integrity evaluation.
  • In-depth pre-test inspection checks for corrosion, wear, and safety compliance to mitigate potential issues.
  • Stringent safety protocols for tank preparation, adhering to industry standards and regulations.
  • Detailed post-test reports offering insights, results, and expert recommendations for required actions.


No, at Network Environmental UK, we use non-destructive testing methods to ensure no damage to your oil storage tank.

Yes, pressure testing does not need any specific conditions and can be equally effective for both above ground and underground oil tanks.

There are no specific guidelines on this; however, you should test your tanks for leaks and other damages every five to ten years.

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