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Removal of Oil Tank - Precautions to Follow

by Trentoco Demo salvage yards & Junkyard in Dallas Texas

Petroleum products are stored in steel underground storage tanks which are also known as UST in short. Since it is made of steel it has an infinite life expectancy. When corrosion hits the tank shell, it makes holes. Corrosion attack is mostly taken place the welded seams the tank that causes a leak of petrol. Leaking of the petroleum tank is not a good sign. It is against government law that needs quick action. It is not environment friendly because the leakage can contaminate the soil and underground water. So the only solution left is the removal of the tank.

Reasons for Corrosion

Corrosion is caused due to the inherent tendency of iron-based metals. The petrol storage tank is of steel that is also a form of iron. Though steel doesn't get rust easily, it may get rust because of soil moisture, pH acidity, the thickness of the tank, the age of the tank, scratch or damage that occurs during installation. When rust grips the tank, it is not going to stop. The problem will increase in the near future. It may start leaking in a few days or years.

Tank Removal

Establish contact with a yard that has a roll-off machine and can help to remove the tank. A professional tank metal removal in Texas maintains all safety measures to take out the tank. Before calling the tank removal expert, The investigation team is appointed who first does soil boring near the tank. The collected soil goes for the lab test. If the test proves the presence of petrol, quick action is required.

Before the removal of the tank, the paperwork related to the tank is settled by the company. It includes confirming the age of the tank, inspection records, tank thickness, and other details are collected.

After paperwork, the metal removal agency takes a quick action to make the tank empty. All oil is transferred to a safe tank. Even though the tank gets empty, the residue of the oil remains at the bottom, At that time, the pigging process is followed. The remaining residue from the tank is taken out.

Digging is performed near the tank to pick it. Since it is a heavy object, special tools are used to take out the tank. It is later shifted to the roll-off truck to transfer to the yard. Removing tanks is challenging and time consuming. Taking expert help is always safe. 

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