Tank Inspection

With many years’ experience of carrying out storage tank inspections In accordance with EEMUA 159 guidelines, Inspectahire offer clients a fully integrated service by bringing together an Industry-leading combination of experience and technology.

Often In the most challenging environments, our multi-disciplined technicians have carried out inspections on atmospheric and low-pressure storage tanks throughout the UK and across the globe.

Alongside visual Inspections, we provide a range of traditional and advanced NDT inspections services on both In-service and out of service assets to asses the condition and mechanical Integrity of the storage tank.

Methods of Inspection

  • Magnetic Particle Inspection (MPI) - used for the inspection of the Shell to Bottom Weld and seam welds
  • Dye Penetrate-used for the inspection of the Shell to Bottom Weld and seam welds
  • Magnetic Flux Leakage-used to assess the condition of the tank floor and locate defects on underside of floor plates
  • Pulsed Eddy Current (PEC) – used to measure wall thickness and to assess the condition of the annular ring
  • Vacuum Box-used to test the integrity of the Shell / Bottom weld and majority of Seam Welds
  • CCTV and Pneumatic Mast-used for the inspection of drains, pipes, and areas where access is most difficult negating the use of scaffolding where access is at height.
  • Ultrasonic and Remote Ultrasonic-Remote Ultrasonic to measure the wall thickness of the Shell strakes and Tank roof plates by following vertical Scan Lines on the tank shell from the ground.
  • Visual- Overall inspection of foundations, holding bolts
  • UAV – Internal & external visual, thermal and hydrocarbon leak survey of tank & Infrastructure
  • FLIR – Thermal and Optical Gas Imaging (OGI) survey of the storage tank and Infrastructure

Complementing more traditional inspections methods, we own and operate a range of UAV platforms to allow visual, thermal and optical gas Imaging survey of the storage tanks and associated infrastructure.