Tank Floor Testing

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Tank Floor Testing

The storage of dangerous goods in tanks must be executed in a safe way. In order to reduce economical as well as environmental risks, a thorough knowledge of tank condition, in particular tank bottom and shells, is of utmost importance.

STANLEY Inspection can provide your installation with added quality, cost reduction, business security, and improved safety for both existing and new installations. Nondestructive testing provides clear insight into the risk of leakage or other safety-critical defects, increasing integrity and safety within the installation and helping avoid undue operating expenses.

Nondestructive testing of storage tanks includes several methods of examining materials, components, and connections in order to identify and quantify material defects and degradations. 

Tank Bottom Inspection 

For the inspection of tank bottoms STANLEY Inspection offers quick, reliable results by combining two techniques: Magnetic Flux Leakage (MFL) testing and Ultrasonic Testing (UT). Corrosion is detected effectively (MFL) and reliably quantified (UT).

An inspection technique that detects volumetric changes, MFL testing is facilitated by tank floor mapping utilizing today's latest computerized equipment. With MFL, a strong magnet induces a magnetic field in the material. On a corrosion spot, a leakage field will arise. The larger the corrosion, the larger the leakage field.

After the fairly quick MFL inspection is complete, the suspect areas of the tank floor surface will be quantified by slower but more accurate Ultrasonic Testing (UT).