Underground Tank Investigations and Decommissioning

Underground Tank Investigations and Decommissioning

Client: Robin Hood Industrial Estate, Nottingham
Project: Paragon Building Consultancy

Brief Description:

KpH were awarded the project to undertake site investigations and then subsequently decommission and foam fill four underground fuel tanks.

The challenge on this project was working in a busy car park and factory area, around live tenants.

Scope of Works

    • On our first visit to site, operatives undertook site investigations, lifting man ways across the site to confirm if there were any tanks and if so what status they were in.
    • 5no. underground tanks were exposed and an inspection report was sent to the client with recommendations dependant on the clients requirements.
    • The client contacted KpH requesting we decommission and foam fill 4no. Underground tanks.
    • A detailed health and safety file was put together to maintain a safe working environment and enable the team to safely access and clean the tanks.
    • With all permits and controls in place the KpH team set about removing the lids on the tanks.
    • The tanks were emptied cleaned and degassed via a vacuum tanker with all residual product and washings removed from site to a licensed facility.
    • The tanks were fully decommissioned, including the chambers, using a resin based hard foam.