Above Ground Tank Inspection Services
Owners/operators of petroleum-containing aboveground storage tanks (ASTs), may be subject to the Spill Prevention, Control and Countermeasures (SPCC) rule. This rule regulates facilities that have more than 1,320 gallons of total oil storage capacity.
There are many regulations that require inspection of aboveground tanks: SPCC rule is one of them, the RMP, Hazardous wastes, tiered permitting, fire codes also require inspection of tanks. The formal inspection requirements are set out in the facility’s SPCC plan and this applies to 55-gallon containers and above. The size is based upon shell capacity not how much you put in the container/tank.
Aboveground Tank Inspection Services:
- STI SP001 – Steel Tank Institute: Standard for Inspection of In-Service Shop Fabricated Aboveground Tanks for Storage of Combustible and Flammable Liquid
- API 653 – American Petroleum Institute: Atmospheric Welded or Bolted Above Ground Storage Tanks that were constructed to the API 650 standard or its predecessor, API 12C.
- FTPI-2007-1 - Fiberglass Tank & Pipe Institute's Recommended Practice for the In-service Inspections of Aboveground Atmospheric Fiberglass Reinforced Plastic (FRP) Tanks and Vessels.
- API 510 - Pressure Vessel Inspection Code: In-Service Inspection, Rating, Repair, and Alteration- The code covers inspection, repair, alteration, and rerating activities for pressure vessels and the pressure relieving devices that protect vessels covered by the code
- D101-53: AWWA Recommended Practice for Inspecting and Repairing Elevated Steel Water Storage Tanks
- NFPA 25: Standard for the Inspection, Testing, and Maintenance of Water-Based Fire Protection Systems
These inspections must be carried out to applicable industry standards. If they are not, you are putting your business at risk and may be subject to remediation costs that cost a substantial amount of money.
Aboveground storage tank inspections can be carried out by our organization, and these will be done so in a way that will match applicable requirements. Inspections will be carried out to the industry standards as outlined below:
Please contact one of our certified inspectors for more information on our various tank inspections or for a free proposal.
Call (559) 251-4060
API-570 Process and Pipeline
We offer Pipeline Inspection Services including; piping inspection, risk-based piping inspection, pressure testing, compliance, and Hydrostatic Testing Witness & Compliance including California's Fire Marshall OSFM requirements.
Non-Destructive Testing & Evaluation:
- MFL Floor Scan
- Foundation Evaluation
- NACE Coating Inspection
- NACE Corrosion Inspection
- NACE Cathodic Protection
- Level II/III NDE Inspection
- Containment Permeability Evaluation
- Magnetic Flux Leakage Detection (MFL/ MFE)
- Ultrasonic Testing (UT)
- Floor Plate UT Evaluation
- Shell Plate UT Evaluation
- Roof Plate UT Evaluation
- Through Coating UT Evaluation
- Manual Shear Wave UT Evaluation
- Visual Testing (VT)
- Magnetic Particle Testing (MT)
- Penetrant Testing (PT)
- Vacuum Box Examination (VB)
- Eddy Current Inspection (ET)
- Helium Leak Detection
- Dry Film Coating Inspection
- Pipe Line Tightness Testing
- Long-Range Guided Wave/ (Long Range Ultrasonic Testing) LRUT Inspection