Industrial Storage Tank Repair Process by Clever Shield's Achilles Accredited Installers

Repairing industrial storage tanks demands meticulous planning, specialised expertise, and strict adherence to safety standards. Clever Shield's Achilles accredited installers are equipped to undertake comprehensive projects related to tank repair. Here's an overview of the steps involved in our tank repair process:

Assessment and Inspection:

  • Conduct a thorough inspection to assess the extent of damage, including cracks, corrosion, leaks, or structural weaknesses.
  • Evaluate the tank's construction materials and review any prior repair work that may have been performed.

Safety Precautions:

  • Implement stringent safety measures, including proper ventilation, use of personal protective equipment (PPE), and adherence to confined space entry protocols where applicable.
  • Isolate the tank from hazardous materials and implement containment measures as necessary.

Cleaning and Preparation:

  • Clean both interior and exterior tank surfaces to eliminate debris, residues, or contaminants.
  • Prepare surfaces by removing rust, old coatings, or damaged materials using appropriate methods like sandblasting or chemical cleaning.

Repair Method Selection:

  • Choose the most suitable repair method based on damage type, tank material, and regulatory requirements.
  • Common methods include welding, patching, lining, coating, or structural reinforcement.

Material Selection:

  • Select materials that are compatible with tank contents, operating conditions, and environmental factors.
  • Ensure all repair materials meet industry standards and regulatory specifications.

Repair Execution:

  • Adhere to established procedures and industry best practices during the repair process.
  • Utilise skilled personnel with expertise in industrial tank repair techniques, including certified welders and coatings applicators.

Quality Assurance:

  • Conduct thorough inspections and testing throughout the repair to verify tank integrity and repair effectiveness.
  • Perform pressure testing, leak testing, or non-destructive testing (NDT) as needed.

Documentation and Reporting:

  • Maintain detailed records of the repair process, including inspection reports, repair procedures, and material certifications.
  • Provide comprehensive documentation to regulatory bodies, insurers, and stakeholders as required.

Post-Repair Monitoring:

  • Continuously monitor the repaired tank to ensure ongoing performance and compliance with standards.
  • Implement a regular inspection and maintenance program to address any issues promptly.

For further inquiries and project cost estimates, please contact us via email at or call us at 01268 472358. Our team is ready to assist with your industrial tank repair needs.