- 7th December 2015
Concrete and foam filling tanks.
If cleaning and removing an underground tank is not a viable option for decommissioning, we are able to concrete and foam fill tanks in order to render them safe in situ.
Either of these methods can save both inconvenience and money when compared to the removal of a tank, but may not be suitable when building work is to be conducted.
In either scenario, we can offer you a budget quotation to either concrete or foam fill your tank, thus allowing you to decide on the most appropriate course of action.
Concrete and foam filling process.
As with cleaning and removing fuel tanks, the concrete and foam filling process is carried out under the direct supervision of our in-house team. We will design a safe system of work following our initial information gathering, notify the petroleum licensing authority of the work if required and prepare the tanks ready for filling. Our accredited concrete and foam providers will then attend site and dispense directly into the tank, under our supervision. The products we use ensure that your tank will not contain any voids once filled, this rendering it safely decommissioned. Once completed you will receive a certificate stating that the tanks are safe in situ, and a hazardous waste consignment note for any waste removed from site. For more information feel free to call us directly on 01132635163 or email us at email@example.com.
Cold cutting previously filled tanks.
Why cold cut a solid filled fuel tank even if it has a certificate of decommissioning?
The picture below shows a concrete filled petrol tank that we have cold cut for a regular client. The resulting voids from the towered concrete contained significant levels of flammable vapour that we were able to vent before proceeding.
With smaller fuel tanks, we can excavate and remove the tank from the ground to allow you to proceed with your ground works. We can simply cut the fuel tank elsewhere on site and either remove the contents for disposal, or leave on site.
If you have a number of large fuel tanks that require cold cutting, you can simply expose the tanks as shown to allow us to move straight in and safely open them for you.
We are happy to provide a disposal service for your fuel tanks, accompanied by a consignment note, or to simply cut and advise on your best option.