Repairing industrial storage tanks requires careful planning, expertise, and adherence to safety protocols. Here's a general outline of the steps our applicators take in repairing an industrial storage tank:

  1. Assessment and Inspection:

    • Thoroughly inspect the tank to identify the extent of damage, including cracks, corrosion, leaks, or structural weaknesses.
    • Assess the materials used in the tank's construction and any previous repair work that may have been done.
  2. Safety Precautions:

    • Implement safety measures such as ensuring proper ventilation, using personal protective equipment (PPE), and following confined space entry protocols if necessary.
    • Isolate the tank from any hazardous materials it may contain and implement appropriate containment measures.
  3. Cleaning and Preparation:

    • Clean the tank's interior and exterior surfaces to remove any debris, residues, or contaminants.
    • Prepare the surface by removing rust, old coatings, or damaged materials using appropriate techniques such as sandblasting or chemical cleaning.
  4. Repair Method Selection:

    • Choose the appropriate repair method based on the type and extent of damage, the material of the tank, and regulatory requirements.
    • Common repair methods include welding, patching, lining, coating, or structural reinforcement.
  5. Material Selection:

    • Select materials that are compatible with the tank's contents, operating conditions, and environmental factors.
    • Ensure that repair materials meet industry standards and regulatory requirements for safety and performance.
  6. Repair Execution:

    • Follow established procedures and best practices for the chosen repair method.
    • Employ qualified personnel with expertise in industrial tank repair techniques, such as certified welders or coatings applicators.
    • Monitor the repair process closely to ensure quality and adherence to specifications.
  7. Quality Assurance:

    • Conduct inspections and testing throughout the repair process to verify the integrity of the tank and the effectiveness of the repairs.
    • Perform pressure testing, leak testing, or non-destructive testing (NDT) as needed to confirm the structural integrity and leak tightness of the tank.
  8. Documentation and Reporting:

    • Maintain detailed records of the repair process, including inspection reports, repair procedures, material certifications, and any regulatory documentation.
    • Provide comprehensive documentation to regulatory authorities, insurers, and other stakeholders as required.
  9. Post-Repair Monitoring:

    • Monitor the repaired tank over time to ensure that it continues to perform as expected and remains in compliance with relevant standards and regulations.
    • Implement a regular inspection and maintenance program to detect and address any issues before they escalate.

It's crucial to involve experienced professionals and adhere to industry best practices and regulatory requirements throughout the repair process to ensure the safety, integrity, and longevity of industrial storage tanks.

For further details and costings simply email your enquiry, including the location of the project to info@clevershield.co.uk or call us at 01268 472358.

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