Storage Tank Inspections – NDT Testing Services

When was the last time someone checked your tank integrity? Call 0330 123 3399 to speak to one of our expert advisers to learn more and book our NDT testing service.

When was your tank last inspected? Book an NDT test for complete peace of mind

When storing fuel, it’s imperative to regularly test the tank and associated pipework to check its integrity. If left unmonitored, it can lead to an accidental oil spill which would have a significant negative effect on both the environment and your operations.

Over time, fuel degrades which can lead to hidden flaws, cracks and corrosion. Even minor damage on a storage tank can hugely increase the risk of tank failure.

If your stored fuel results in pollution you could be fined or prosecuted, not to mention experience lost contracts, operational downtime, clean-up costs and increased insurance premiums. So why risk it?

Call 0330 123 3399 to make the first step in securing a future-proof fuel system.

What is NDT testing?

Companies who store fuel should regularly carry out assessments of all storage facilities. As well as regularly checking the appearance of your fuel yourself, you should use a qualified technician to undertake a more detailed inspection or your storage facilities.

Non-destructive testing (NDT) is the only method to see the current ‘health status’ of a tank. It uses measurement techniques to pinpoint any damage and anomalies in the fuel stored inside.

Examples include magnetic-flux leakage (MFL) and ultrasonic testing (UT) which assess the quality equipment walls without damaging them. Following analysis, you will be given a comprehensive report that can be used to satisfy insurance or compliance inspection by regulatory authorities.

The HSE recommends that NDT testing should be carried out every 12-18 months.  

There is a wide range of NDT tests on offer to suit whatever your requirements, such as:

  • Ultrasonic inspection
  • Tank thickness testing
  • Tank weld testing
  • Tank base testing
  • UAV inspections
  • Hardness testing

What are the benefits of NDT testing?

  • Identifies areas of degradation before failure occurs to ensure longer life expectancy
  • Minimises downtime to ensure maximum productivity of tanks
  • Offers trend information on deterioration so that predictions can be made
  • Demonstrates operational standards and compliance e.g. EEMUA 159 and API 653
  • Gives you peace of mind that your fuel tank is in sound condition

Who can carry out NDT testing?

The tell-tale signs of degraded tank integrity include phase separation, water in the fuel, blocked filters and engine failure. There’s no point treating the symptoms without addressing the root cause. This is where we come in.

Crown Oil is a leading fuel company that’s approved to ISO 9001 standards. We employ two of the UK’s leading chemists and have onsite laboratory facilities to identify any fuel quality issues, with a team of experts on hand ready to undertake an inspection of your storage facilities.

By undertaking a proactive approach rather than reactive, you will prevent business downtime and having to fork out hefty clean-up costs from environmental damage. 

When was the last time someone checked your tank integrity? Call us today on 0330 123 3399 to speak to one of our expert advisers.

Why choose Crown Oil Environmental’s non-destructive tests?

  • Fast UK-wide response team that can reach you within hours
  • In-house waste uplift service, full invasive tank cleaning and nationwide oil deliveries to streamline the tank integrity testing process and avoid having to contact multiple parties
  • Qualified specialists to provide advice on storing and handling oils safely
  • Integrity testing to EEMUA 159 Level 2
  • Essential housekeeping for your tank, helping you to avoid the need to replace your tank

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Our products and services come fully guaranteed and our staff are trained in each of their respective roles. In fact, our team is the most experienced in the industry.

We are passionate about providing excellent service at all times and our commitment to customer care makes us the perfect choice for your environmental service requirements.

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For help and advice relating to fuel contamination and tank treatment
give our tank inspections experts a call today on 0330 123 3399

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