Oil Tank Cleaning, Rye

Oil Tank Cleaning, Rye

Client: Rye Oil Limited
Project: Rye

Brief Description:

We were awarded the contract to clean 5 aboveground tanks by new client Rye Oil

The project was on a live site with vehicle movements through the day so works and waste removal had to be carefully coordinated

Scope of Works

  • The waste material was removed to a licenced facility with all waste tickets handed over to the client
  • Access to the tanks was via existing gantries
  • The fully trained confined space team set up at the entry point with a tripod and winch in place, gas monitors and entry board filled out
  • A gas monitor was used to continually monitor the LEL levels around the tank and take readings and recorded every 15 mins ensuring that works were carried out in the safest possible conditions
  • The remaining fuel and washings was uplifted by a vacuum tanker and the confined space operative entered the tank to clean to a white rag standard
  • The team worked quickly and efficiently, cleaning all 5 tanks and replacing the lids in one day
  • The site set up was demobilised ready to handover to the client