Tank Inspection Services

Tank inspection services examine and evaluate the condition and integrity of storage tanks that store fuels, gases, or bulk materials. Storage tank inspection with Network Environmental aims to comply with regulatory standards, identify potential safety and environmental risks, and determine the need for maintenance or repairs.

Tank Inspection Services
Tank Inspection Services

Elevate Your Operations with Our Tank Inspection Services

Network Environmental UK is your reliable company for trustworthy storage tank inspection services. Our clients have many grounds to select us for regular oil tank inspections:

  • Our team consists of experienced fuel tank inspection specialists with extensive expertise in the field.
  • We help tank owners optimise inspection intervals based on thorough inspection data and the application of remaining life and RBI principles.
  • Supported by a dedicated team of tank engineers, we provide specialised advice on storage tank inspection, repair, modification, and maintenance.
  • Our services comply with API 653 and other relevant specifications to ensure regulatory compliance.
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Tank Inspection Services

What Is Our Tank Inspection Process?

At Network Environmental UK, we have a streamlined diesel tank inspection process to ensure efficient and effective service for our clients. The following are the things included in our tank inspection process:

  1. Site Visit – Our qualified engineers will visit your location to understand your specific needs, assess your fuel storage system, and gather crucial information.
  2. Discussion and Analysis – During the visit, our experts will discuss with you to comprehend your concerns and requirements. We will carefully inspect your above and underground storage tank to identify any faults or potential issues.
  3. Cost-Effective Action – We will recommend the most cost-effective course of action based on the inspection findings. This may include diagnosing and repairing any identified faults or implementing necessary maintenance measures.
  4. Efficient Repairs – In the case of repairs, our skilled team will perform the necessary work efficiently. We strive to complete repairs promptly, reducing downtime and ensuring your storage tank is back in operation quickly.

What Are Different Fuel Tank Testing Methods?

Network Environmental UK offers a range of fuel tank testing methods to ensure the integrity and safety of your tanks. The following are the types of fuel tank tests our engineers provide:

  1. OFTEC Inspections – Specifically designed for the domestic market or smaller tanks, these inspections ensure compliance with industry standards set by the Oil Firing Technical Association (OFTEC).
  2. Pressure Tests – Commonly used for slightly larger fuel tanks, both above and below ground, these tests involve applying pressure to the tank to check for any leaks or weaknesses in the tank structure.
  3. Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) – A comprehensive tank testing method involving invasive procedures, it includes inspecting welds, measuring metal thickness, examining flanges, and assessing the overall condition of the tank.
  4. EMMUA 159 – The optimum tank inspection, particularly for critical/hazardous sites and larger tanks, EMMUA 159 inspection involves thorough assessments and adherence to rigorous industry guidelines.

What Is Included in Our Tank Inspection?

  • Inspection – Thoroughly examining the tank, its components, and associated systems.
  • Tank and Line Testing – Testing for leaks and integrity of the tank and connecting lines.
  • Fuel Pipework Inspection – Assessment of the condition and functionality of fuel pipework.
  • Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) – Utilising techniques like ultrasonic testing to evaluate welds, thickness, and overall tank condition without causing damage.
  • Cleaning – Removal of sediment, sludge, or any contaminants from the tank.
  • Decommissioning – Proper and safe closure of tanks no longer in use.

Why Opt for Our Tank Inspection Services?

  1. To get a clear identification of any faults and an indication of your fuel tank’s health.
  2. To assure the integrity and structural soundness of your storage tank.
  3. To get peace of mind about your tank’s state and its contents.
  4. To minimise the risk of disruptions to your procedures by recognising and handling issues proactively.


Tank inspections should be scheduled regularly based on factors such as tank type, contents, and regulatory requirements. Generally, most tanks require inspections every ten years, as industry standards and guidelines advise.

You need a tank inspection if there is a visible corrosion, leaks, unusual odours, changes in fuel quality, or sudden decreases in tank performance. Also, when you want to comply with regulatory requirements.

Yes, regular tank inspections play a vital role in identifying potential environmental risks. They help detect leaks, structural issues, and other faults that could lead to spills, contamination, or other environmental hazards.

A tank inspection cost depends on several factors: size, location, complexity, and specific requirements. Therefore, we cannot give you a fixed quote. You may contact our team for a detailed cost estimate based on your circumstances.

Tank inspection duration depends on the size and complexity of the tank, the extent of testing required, and the availability of inspection personnel.

Generally, tank inspection can take from a few hours to a full day. Larger or more complex tanks may require multiple days or additional specialised testing or analysis time.

Whatever your situation, we can handle it

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