Above and below ground storage tank inspections to EEMUA 159 & API 653 standards. As one of the UK’s leading experts in tank inspections our reports and recommendations will give you peace of mind that you are maintaining industry standards.
No scaffolding or power source required
Tank shell scanning, both external and internal, is done with a remote access ultrasonic device. We use the latest Scorpion and Scorpion 2 Remote Access Ultrasonic Crawler.
This technology has multiple benefits, the biggest being that there is no need for scaffolding or access to a power supply. This makes the scanning process much faster and prevents down time for the client.
The Ultrasonic Crawler provides us with comprehensive inspection data for large areas, rapidly scanning and recording thickness measurements at up to 150mm a second.
The Crawler continuously records thickness measurements from 5mm to 100mm, even through paint, presented as an A-Scan trace and a B-Scan profile, giving you an accurate report on the condition of your tank shell.
A detailed look at your inspection results
An integral part of a tank inspection process, as recommended by API, is Bubble Leak Testing or Vacuum Box Inspection. This helps to establish the condition of a plate weld, while a Settlement Assessment can detect foundation movement.
The aim of this inspection is to detect surface breaking defects that could fail regulation. To detect these defects, MPI and Dye Penetrant Inspection are often used, MPI can detect defects through thin coatings whereas Dye Penetrant would be used for non-magnetic materials.
These techniques will provide you with an accurate report on the integrity of your tank, alerting you to any issues that need to be resolved and giving you complete peace of mind.
From our UK office in Grimsby, we co-ordinate inspection teams that travel throughout the UK, Ireland and across the world.
Viking Inspection Limited
Unit 1, Lancaster Gate
Grimsby, DN36 5YS
Tel: +44(0)1472 826510