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Tank Floor Inspection Solutions

Floormap Tank Floor Inspection

Floormap3DiM-R - MFL Tank floor scanner

The metal bottom of a tank can produce an unnecessary inspection and maintenance effort in comparison to its initial cost. This reflects the difficulty in detecting corrosion of the tank floor, especially on the underside, and the fact that a perforated floor This in turn can give rise to an insidious loss of product and damage to the environment with the inevitability of a reduction in profits.

Whilst it is unusual for a failed floor to lead directly to catastrophic failure of a storage tank, it is not impossible for it to do so. A more common failure mechanism is leakage through the floor damaging the tank foundations, which could lead to instability and eventual catastrophic failure. Nevertheless the integrity of the original tank bottom remains the prime means of preventing product loss and associated damage to the environment, and thus it needs to be maintained in a sound condition.

Recent developments in the methods available to inspect tank floors make remaining life predictions easier. The Floormap3Di is the most advanced MFL floor scanner on the market today. Silverwing also has a complimentary inspection tool namely the Silverwing Hand Scan HS 100 system that is ideal for storage tanks of diameters lower than 10 m, petal floor plate designs or in situ heating coils.

Silverwing's development of the Floormap has vastly reduced the time taken to inspect a tank floor whilst producing detailed and accurate reports allowing engineers to determine optimum maintenance strategies

The degree of inspection and repair that it is economically sensible to perform before the whole floor is replaced will be influenced by many factors. These obviously include material and contracting costs, but a major factor will be the time and cost of cleaning the tank and preparing it for work. This latter cost will vary greatly depending on whether the tank is holding clean, light product or is handling crude or heavy oil or a dirty liquid.

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