Underground Storage Tank Inspection

underground storage tank inspectionWe are a licensed environmental consultant offering underground storage tank (UST) inspection. Our company is approved by Oklahoma’s Petroleum Storage Tank Division, and are frequently referred by them to station owners due to our knowledge and experience with underground storage tank inspection and Oklahoma’s rural gas stations.

Monthly UST inspections are a must to ensure environmentally safe storage of fuels. Our company has performed hundreds of underground storage tank inspections.

Our UST inspection service covers the Plains and Midwest states. We will conduct an on-site visit, inspect leak detection systems, check for tank integrity, test for water accumulation, as well as research all filed documents and produce a report to the State in a format that meets requirements.

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Our Underground Storage Tank Inspection Service

Our underground storage tank inspection starts with an on-site visit and evaluation…

  • Monitor and service automated leak detection systems.
  • Utilize ultrasonic and magnetic-based tools to inspect tank integrity.
  • Test and measure for water accumulation.
  • If necessary, we partner with excavators and drillers experienced with underground storage tanks.
  • We take soil samples, evaluate the water hydrogeology, and then determine the extent of leakage, potential damage to the environment, and make recommendations.
  • If the underground storage tank needs to be replaced and discarded, we can help you with this.

Why is an Underground Storage Tank Inspection Necessary?

Historically, underground storage tanks (USTs) were made of bare steel up until the mid-1980s. Environmental regulations were much less stringent in those times. Today, there are still thousands of gas and diesel stations with old tanks underground. Even modern-day tanks can leak due to faulty installation and inadequate maintenance activity. Moreover, leak detection systems and spill buckets can often fail requiring inspection and service.

Failure to get an underground storage tank inspection can pose risks to human health and create a potential for fire and explosion.

This is why federal regulations and state departments of environmental quality require routine underground storage tank inspection.

Underground Storage Tank Removal

Our environmental engineering firm also assists gas stations with underground storage tank removal. We have successfully removed old underground storage tanks from service stations across Plains and Midwest states. We work closely with the state’s Department of Environmental Quality, we monitor the entire process from start to finish, and prepare necessary documents for the state.

Risk-Based Corrective Action for Underground Storage Tanks

Risk-based corrective action (RBCA) describes measures of corrective action that categorize environmental projects according to risk and moves them towards completion using appropriate levels of action and oversight. With our underground storage tank inspection and removal, we employ ASTM standards in creating a framework for implementing an RBCA strategy. Using this process, we can make sound, quick, consistent management decisions for a variety of projects using a three-tiered approach to data collection and site review contained in ASTM’s E1739 standard guide for “Risk-Based Corrective Action applied at Petroleum Release Sites.”

Corrective Action Plans for Leaking Underground Storage Tanks

We create Corrective Action Plans (CAP) to serve as a guide towards putting corrective measures into action. With respect to underground storage tank inspection, we will identify leaking tanks, contaminated soils, and write up a Corrective Action Plan to get the tanks and/or systems serviced or replaced, and the affected soils cleaned.

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