Tank contamination: What to do
Even though tank contamination can be a common occurrence in industrial businesses it can still be a challenge for your teams to prevent contamination. Our specialist team have years of experience in providing tank decontamination services to clients across a range of industries.
From hazardous materials through to bi-products of a production process, our experienced team understand how to quickly and efficiently decontaminate a tank.
Actions to take during tank contamination
Tank contamination can be detrimental to your business, halting operations and preventing your team from moving forward with their key tasks We have worked on many decontamination projects throughout the UK, providing high quality and reliable services no matter how advanced the contamination may be.
We understand that it can be difficult to know what actions to take when a tank has been contaminated, there are also different levels of contamination which can affect how you should proceed.
The first action we would recommend taking would be to shut off the tank and any other surrounding vessels or machines that could be affected by the unwanted substance. This will ensure the contamination doesn’t spread further and operation may be able to continue whilst the contamination is dealt with.
Once the shut off is complete we then advise to contact a reliable tank decontamination and industrial cleaning team. An experienced team will make recommendations for the works required to resolve the issue.
Most often tank decontamination involves:
- Removal of the substance and materials in the tank
- Thorough cleaning of the inside of the tank to remove all traces of previous materials
- Industrial cleaning of the surrounding area to prevent contamination from re-occurring
- Safe disposal of the substance removed from the tank
Alongside our decontamination services we also provide decommissioning services for both full sites and single tanks. During this process we thoroughly industrially clean the tank utilising our high-quality water jetting equipment.
Once the cleaning has been completed, we are then able to arrange removal of the tank if required.
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If you would like to know more about our tank decontamination solution services, do not hesitate to get in touch. We have over 20 years of experience in working on tank cleaning and decontamination projects.
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