Britteco

24,000 litres Oil Tank Removal

Oil tank removal is an important process that is needed to be carried out when an oil tank has reached the end of its useful life or when it poses a hazard to the environment. This is particularly important in commercial settings where large oil tanks are used to store fuel. In this article, we will discuss the process of oil tank removal, focusing specifically on commercial tank removal, using the example of a 24000L oil tank that was raised on a brick pillar base.

 

The first step in oil tank removal is to assess the tank and surrounding area for potential hazards. This includes checking for leaks or spills, as well as identifying any potential risks to the environment or to workers. In the case of commercial tank removal, this assessment may involve coordinating with local authorities and obtaining necessary permits.

 

Once the assessment is complete, the tank removal process can begin. For larger tanks like the 24000L tank in this example, heavy machinery may be required to lift and transport the tank. Special care must be taken to ensure that the tank is lifted safely and that the surrounding area is not damaged during the removal process.

 

In the case of the 24000L tank, it was raised on a brick pillar base. This presents additional challenges as the base must be carefully dismantled in order to remove the tank. This process requires specialized equipment and experienced operators who can safely and efficiently dismantle the base without causing damage to the tank or the surrounding area.

 

Once the tank and any associated structures have been safely removed, the site must be thoroughly cleaned and any contaminated soil or debris must be properly disposed of. This is an important step in ensuring that the site is safe for future use and that there is no risk of environmental damage.

 

In addition to the physical removal of the tank, there may also be legal and regulatory requirements that must be met. This is particularly important in commercial settings where there may be additional regulations governing the storage and disposal of fuel. Failure to comply with these regulations can result in fines, legal action, or even criminal charges.

 

In conclusion, oil tank removal is a complex process that requires careful planning and execution. In commercial settings, the process can be particularly challenging due to the size of the tanks involved and the additional regulatory requirements that must be met. However, with the right equipment, experienced operators, and a commitment to safety and environmental responsibility, oil tank removal can be completed safely and efficiently, ensuring that the site is safe for future use and that there is no risk of environmental damage. If you have an oil tank that needs to be removed, it is important to work with a reputable and experienced contractor who can guide you through the process and ensure that the job is done right.

 

Here at Britteco we always strive to remove oil tanks in the least disruptive way possible, conducting Risk Assessments first and liaising closely with stakeholders to make sure everybody is aware of the proess before we start.

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Commercial

Location

UK

Service

Oil Tank Removal

About the Service

Removing Oil Fuel Tanks

If your oil tank is installed in an easy-to-access location, we can often remove it in one piece via excavation and crane removal. If your oil tank is installed in a difficult to access location, or if you’ve subsequently built on top of the oil tank, our team may need to remove the oil tank in pieces.
For safety, we’ll cut your tank using Cold Cutting and spark-free tools.

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