Storage Tank Cleaning & Removal, Hertfordshire

Storage Tank Cleaning & Removal

Client: County Clean
Project: Harpenden Memorial Hospital

Brief Description:

We were awarded the project by longstanding client County Clean to clean and remove 1no.7,000ltr oil storage tank

Harpenden Hospital is part of Hertfordshire communities NHS Trust and provides a number of clinics and other services on referral from your GP. As this was a live hospital the team had to ensure only nominated personnel entered the working area at all times.

Scope of Works

  • The team set up a restricted working with clear Health & Safety signage in place
  • Our skilled operatives opened up an access in the side of the tank using cold cutting techniques
  • 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
  • Once cleaned and degassed, the tank and associated pipework was fragmented into suitable sized sections using hot cutting methods
  • All waste was safely and successfully removed from the site and all disposal paperwork was handed over to the client on completion