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Case Studies | Decommissioning Projects

Oil Tank Decommissioning

Project Site: Imperial Wharf, Clifton Marine Parade, Gravesend, Kent
Job brief: Decommission six oil tanks in Gravesend, Kent.
Date: March 2014.

This oil tank decommissioning project in Kent required the supply of our experienced operatives, IBC tanks and specialised equipment to decommission six large redundant fuel tanks.

Oil Tank Decommissioning in Kent. Six fuel tanks decomissioned and cleaned in Gravesend, Kent
Oil Tank Decommissioning in Kent. Six fuel tanks decomissioned and cleaned in Gravesend, Kent

Oil Tank Decommissioning Process
Our operatives first cut away each tanks heating coil and loaded them to our transport for removal from site. As heavy crude oil was found in three of the tanks, it was necessary to further supply kerosene oil to pump into tanks for the purpose of breaking it down

The safe uplifting of this crude oil sludge and residues was then undertaken and removed from site. Following an internal gas vapour check for safe air reading, our operatives finally entered the tanks to undertake the cleaning and purging of them.

Environmental and Health Aspects of Oil Tank Decommissioning
We ensure all our work and our customers comply with Environment Agency and the Industry’s Health and Safety Executive regulations. Read more about oil tank decommissioning on our Oil Tank Removal, Decommissioning & Disposal page.

 

Oil Tank Decommissioning, Removal and Disposal

Project Site: Northumberland Park House, Northumberland Park, Tottenham, London N17
Job brief: To decommission and gas-free two oil tanks, and remove from site in North London.

This project was undertaken in an area that is largely residential and Northumberland Park House is currently used as a hostel.

Oil Tank Decommissioning Process
Using specialist equipment the first process was to cold cut an access hole into the side of each of two oil tanks. The next part of the decommissioning process was to clean and purge the oil tanks removing sludge and residues before removing oil and waste safely from the site.

Our experienced operatives ensure that every stage complies with the Environment Agency and the Industry’s Health and Safety Executive regulations. Following monitoring, testing and a subsequent safe reading we were able to issue gas-free certificates and the required Waste Consignment Note upon completion the oil tank decommissioning process.

Oil tank removal and decommissioning in Tottenham, London
Our operatives are certified to work in confined spaces

Oil Tank Removal and Disposal Process
The two oil tanks were installed in an inaccessible location so that neither tank could be lifted and removed complete. Where oil tank disposal is complicated by inaccessibility our operatives, experienced and certified for work in confined spaces, cut the tanks into hand manageable sizes and manually loaded the parts onto our transport  for removal from site.

The final part of the disposal process was to purge, disconnect and dismantle all adjoining oil tank pipe-work and remove these from the site. Additionally we removed the steel access door and a brick wall.
 

 

 
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