The Importance of Tank Inspections and Emergency Repair Work
Posted Apr 27, 2020 by Dave Scaturro
Old is gold. This statement is true but when old is torn, tattered, faded, chipped and raggedy it seizes to be golden. Did you know that in the past, when the population was a bit more rural, people had to dig their own wells and create water storage tanks to store this water? Industries also did the same. Some of these storage tanks are still in existence and being used by thousands of people to date. However, their physical conditions have deteriorated over the years thus compromising on the quality and health safety of the water therein. This could be a potential health hazard on users, lower production quality for industries as well as result in the loss of thousands of gallons of water due to physical defects.
This is why it is important to call on Alpine Painting and Sandblasting Contractors to perform quality tank inspections and emergency repair work. Alpine functions to inspect, then repair these tanks and restore them back to good working condition. This is done in three stages:
This is the first step towards restoring your tank and is inclusive of writing of a tank inspection report for the client. The stage involves the things like background information, tank identification, tank location and how it used. Alpine will then perform a site inspection of the structure to identifying parts of the tank that have physical defects, safety defects and compliance defects and photographing them. Such defects include rust and broken bolts, issues with inlet or outlet pipes and gate valves, tank parts that are buried and narrow, defects with the access road to the tanks, dents in the tanks, vents in disrepair, scale on walls, pitting, physical contaminants in the interior of the tank, pinholes in the weld and scale in the interior of the tank. Last, we can perform sampling and measurements on site, such as heavy metals in the coatings, ultrasonic steel thickness, coatings thickness, salt contamination, etc.
Photo Above: Tank Float Controls (not functioning)
Photo Above: Inlet/Outlet Piping of Tank is buried
Recommendations for necessary procedures to return the tank to normal working condition are made in writing in a formal report (See Sample Report). Tank Inspection Report Repair Proposal
3. Proposal Writing
A proposal to begin the repair works inclusive of all costs and approximate repair time is written and presented to the relevant parties for approval.
From utility tanks, to chemical storage tanks, bulk oil storage and flammable liquids; Alpine is positioned to meet the needs of our customers. Upon approval of the proposal, Alpine’s work of restoring the tanks to good working condition begins.
In the event you have a tank or industrial structure that has any issues related to its working condition contact us for an inspection and ensure its safety and effectiveness is restored.