Commercial Fuel Tank Cleaning

We Clean A Range Of Commercial Fuel Tanks

DP Fuel Tank Services based in Redhill, Surrey, provides a complete gas freeing and industrial fuel tank cleaning services for all types of fuel storage tanks.

Including, underground/above ground diesel and oil tanks, underground petrol tanks, commercial and domestic heating oil tanks and industrial sized heavy oil tanks.

Our preferred method of cleaning commercial fuel tanks is man entry, as we believe this is the most thorough and efficient. But, we are also experienced in and equipped for high pressure jet washing without man entry.

For this we use a lance with a universal swivelling head to clean without streaking. As much water as possible is cleaned and recycled to reduce disposal costs.

Setting up a rig for entry

Professional Fuel Tank Cleaning and Removal Services

With our commercial oil & fuel tank cleaning service in Surrey, we clean tanks for re-use, to extend the life of the tank or solve bio-fuel clogging problems, as well as preparation for scrapping.

Our expert engineers specialise in gas freeing and certification for clients across the South East. Our preferred method of making tanks safe to work on is Nitro-foam inserting, which we believe is the best and safest way to force explosive fumes out of the tank.

If the tank is to be removed, either by us or another contractor, it will be fully exposed and inserted, enabling us to cold cut a large opening. This opening facilitates fuel tank cleaning and gas freeing and prevents any build-up of flammable gases during the tank removal.

All diesel, oil and petroleum tank cleaning projects are undertaken in strict compliance with all current health, safety and environmental regulations required by the Petroleum Officer, HSE and Environment Agency. All residues and washings are disposed of safely under ‘Duty of Care’ or EA Notifications.

DP FTS has experience in all types of tank and industrial fuel cleaning, not just on forecourts. Our projects have varied from small tanks to immense storage vessels, so no matter what your tank and issue, we can help you.

Commercial Fuel Tank Cleaning

Fuel Tank Ultrasound Testing

Once a commercial fuel tank has been cleaned, it makes sense to inspect the inside for weaknesses that may lead to eventual leaks.

This can be done by eye and ultrasound. While other available tank tests can only detect whether a tank has an existing leak, an ultrasound test can detect developing corrosion problems before a leak actually occurs and causes environmental problems and serious expense for the owner.

Our DP FTS operatives take multiple readings with an ultrasound probe, which give a picture of the thickness of the skin of the tank. This will indicate where the skin is becoming so thin, due to corrosion, that a leak is likely in the near future. The procedure can be done on de-gassed tanks that are remaining in the ground or above ground.

DP FTS can simply carry out the survey at your location anywhere in the nationwide, on its own or in conjunction with tank cleaning orsite decommissioning.

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Ultrasound fuel tank testing

What types of fuel tanks do you clean?

At DP Fuel Tank Services, we offer extensive fuel tank cleaning services for a broad spectrum of commercial fuel storage tanks. This encompasses underground and above-ground diesel and oil tanks, underground petrol tanks, commercial and domestic heating oil tanks, as well as industrial-sized heavy oil tanks. Whether your fuel tank is small or large, we have the expertise to clean and maintain it.

How do you ensure safety during fuel tank cleaning and gas freeing processes?

Our preferred method for cleaning commercial fuel tanks is man entry, which we consider to be the most comprehensive and efficient approach. However, we acknowledge that there are circumstances in which man entry may not be practical or required. In such instances, we are equipped to carry out high-pressure jet washing using specialized equipment with a universal swiveling head. This method guarantees effective cleaning without streaking and minimizes water usage, thereby reducing disposal costs.

How much time will I save on a renovation?

Safety is of paramount importance in our fuel tank cleaning and gas freeing procedures. To render tanks safe for work, we utilize Nitro-foam injection, which we consider the best and safest method for removing explosive fumes from the tank. Additionally, if a tank is to be removed, we fully expose and inject it to allow for the cold cutting of a large opening. This not only facilitates cleaning and gas freeing but also prevents the accumulation of flammable gases during tank removal. Our processes strictly adhere to all health, safety, and environmental regulations mandated by the Petroleum Officer, HSE, and Environment Agency, ensuring the highest levels of safety and compliance throughout the project.