Oil Tank Removal and Cold Cutting

Our OFTEC trained team of commercial fuel oil tank specialists can safely reach and remove Fuel Oil tanks that are even in the most difficult-to-reach locations.

Removing Oil Fuel Tanks

Oil tank removal and cold cutting are two important procedures that are often employed in the commercial oil tank servicing industry.

The removal of oil fuel tanks is necessary for a number of reasons, including the decommissioning of old storage facilities, the relocation of tanks, or the upgrading of existing tanks to meet new regulations.

Cold cutting is a technique used to cut and remove metal structures in a way that minimizes the risk of fire or explosion.

The process of commercial oil fuel tank removal involves a number of steps:-


  • the draining of the tank
  • the removal of any residual fuel or sludge
  • and the safe dismantling and removal of the tank itself.

This process can be dangerous, particularly if the tank is old or has not been properly maintained.


For this reason, it is essential to engage the services of a professional removal team that has experience in handling such operations.



One of the main benefits of cold cutting is that it can be used in areas where other cutting techniques, such as hot cutting, are not suitable. This is because hot cutting, which involves the use of a cutting torch that has not been cooled, can generate sparks that can ignite flammable gases or vapors. Cold cutting, by contrast, generates very little heat and therefore poses a much lower risk of fire or explosion.



In addition to its safety benefits, cold cutting also offers a number of other advantages. For example, it is a precise and efficient cutting technique that can be used to cut through a wide range of materials, including steel, cast iron, and concrete. It also generates very little waste or debris, which means that it can be used in areas where there is limited space for waste disposal.


In conclusion, oil fuel tank removal and cold cutting are two important procedures that are used in the oil and gas industry.



While these procedures can be hazardous if not carried out correctly, they are essential for ensuring the safe and efficient operation of oil and gas facilities.


By engaging the services of a professional removal team such as BRITTECO and using the appropriate cutting techniques, it is possible to carry out these operations safely and effectively.


Fuel Oil Storage Tank Cold Cutting
Commercial Oil Fuel Tank

Professional Service Throughout the Process

Visiting the Site and Planning the Removal Process

Removing any Remaining Liquids or Gases

Cleaning the Tank to Remove Hazardous or Flammable Substances

Removal and Disposal in an Environmentally Friendly Way

Planning the Removal

We begin by making a full plan to make sure the entire removal process is as efficient and cost-effective as possible and with minimal environmental impact. The process begins by visiting the site, photographing the area around the tank and reviewing the tank’s history, to create a method statement and project risk assessment.

Our team will also review all of the available options for removing your commercial or industrial fuel tank in a way that has the smallest impact on the day to day running of your business. We’ll recommend the most efficient, cost-effective process to ensure you don’t pay any more than you need to.

We’ll then plan the entire project to make sure there’s minimal disruption to your day-to-day routine, making it as easy as possible for you to continue running your business as normal through the tank removal process.

The Removal Process

Before removing your unused fuel tank, our team will need to remove any remaining liquids or gases that are still inside the tank.

After cleaning and degassing the fuel tank, we’ll provide you with a gas-free certificate and consignment note for any liquids removed from the tank. After removing any remaining oil from your tank, our OFTEC trained team will clean the tank to ensure there are no hazardous, flammable substances inside before we prepare to remove the tank from your property.

After removal, your oil tank will be disposed of in accordance with all environmental regulations through our recycling partner, allowing many of its materials to be reused for new products. Following the cleaning, degassing and removal process, we’ll provide a certificate of disposal for the old, unused fuel tank.

Depending on your needs, our team can install a new fuel tank on your commercial or industrial property to replace an older, unused tank. We also offer a complete range of other commercial fuel tank services, from tank decommissioning and filling to relocation of a tank on your site.

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