What is NDT testing?
NDT testing is “Non-destructive testing” and is the application of measurement techniques in order to identify damage and irregularities in the material of the Tank. NDT is seen as the only method of being able to see the current ‘health’ of a tank, similar to a cars MOT.
NDT tests include a range of different tests and services and are dependent upon a customer’s unique requirements. Tests may include:
• Tank thickness testing
• Tank base testing
• Tank weld testing
• Hardness testing
• Ultrasonic inspection
• UAV inspections
Why should you have NDT testing?
Fuel storage tank and associated pipework integrity testing is a vital part of an organisations site maintenance programme.
Health and Safety Executive recommendation states that NDT testing should be carried out every 12-18 months, failure to do this can lead to failure within in the fuel tank, pipework and the base which can result in environmental damage leading to ground contamination, watercourse contamination or damage to the structural integrity of buildings. In addition to this, neglect of a fuel tank and its pipework could jeopardise insurance policies.
Changes in fuel specification mean that the makeup of the fuel held in storage tanks can now accelerate tank and pipework corrosion and the breakdown of the pipe sealants which can lead to uncertainty of the life span of both fuel storage tanks and pipework.
As a result of this many organisations have implemented regular NDT testing and tank inspection programmes as a means of assuring the life expectancy of their fuel storage facilities. NDT testing helps with mitigating the risk of tank failure and enables future planning for any tank repairs and maintenance.
Why choose Craggs Environmental for NDT Testing?
Craggs Environmental is ISO 9001 approved and has onsite laboratory facilities to identify any fuel quality issues. Our team of experienced technicians can undertake an inspection on your storage facilities at a time that suits you. All of our technicians are fully trained in both working in confined spaces and working at heights.
Craggs Environmental has already undertaken fuel services work for a wide range of industries and public bodies including top high street retailers, The Ministry of Defence, The Ministry of Justice, the NHS, nation-wide hauliers and data centres.
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