Above ground

Above ground Oil Tank removalAboveground Oil Tank Removal

 For closure of Above ground Storage Tanks (ASTs), we follow American Petroleum Institute (API) standards, to ensure safe and proper tank decommissioning. To ensure a safe working environment OSHA certified owner or workers are present on all jobs.
Our multi step process consists of the following:

1. Submit and obtain local permits for the removal of the AST where required.
2. Schedule the work approximately one week in advance to allow the customer proper notice of the work activities and to make room for the removal process.
3. Arrive on site on the day specified and complete a safety meeting discussing safety concerns of the project.
4. Any pumpable liquids found in the tank will be tranfered to an approved holding tank.
5. After liquid removal, we check the atmosphere of the tank for potentially dangerous tank conditions such as combustable vapor levels. If necessary, we then add an inert or flame retardent type gas to virtually eliminate any potential combustion capabilities prior to cutting. Heavy wall piping is then removed as needed. The tank is then cut open as per American Petroleum Institute (API) Publication 2015 or taken out whole if circumstances allow. Following API standards ensures that the tank is thoroughly cleaned of any residual liquid, sludge, etc which is required by local and state regulations. Tank cleaning will consist of wiping, scraping and removing all liquids and sludges from the tank. All liquids generated as a result of the tank cleaning process will be transported to an approved oil recycling facility. Solids will also be properly disposed of by incineration and recycled/mixed into road base.
Basement oil tank removal
6. After the tank has been cleaned and inspected the tank will be removed in sections. Any remaining fill and vent pipes will be capped on both the interior and exterior of the wall or removed entirely if it appears that this can be done without damage. Pipe holes that are exposed from an exterior wall will be sealed with concrete or a suitable material to blend with the structure. The copper supply and return lines that supplied the fuel will be evacuated with a vacuum pump, the empty lines will then be crimped on both ends and will remain in place if under concrete or removed if accessible. 

7. Heating Oil Tanks that were removed in whole, will still be required to be cut in half for proper cleaning (shop performed) and then trucked to an authorized metal recycling facility.

8. After completion, we draft a report documenting the tank closure activities (if necessary) along with final invoice/receipt.

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