TANK INSPECTIONS LTD OFFERS A WIDE INSPECTION SERVICE
Tank Inspections Ltd was formed recently by employees of UK's largest and oldest plastic tanks manufacturer - Forbes. The Company was created due to the demand from end users for reliable inspections of various plastics and composite tanks, vessels, scrubbers and other process equipment.
Tank Inspections Ltd offers a full inspection service for all types of thermoplastic, GRP and dual laminate composite tanks including expert internal & external visual inspections, high voltage spark testing (where possible) & ultrasonic thickness checks. All the inspectors are from a tank manufacturing background with extensive experience in the manufacture of thermoplastic, GRP & Dual Laminate tanks.
Most tank failures can generally be attributed to one of the following reasons:
Incorrect Initial specifications; Incorrect design; Poor workmanship; Poor or incorrect installation; Misuse; Physical damage; Unauthorised change of use or Lack of maintenance.
Tank Inspection Ltd inspectors follow procedures set down in the Health and Safety Executive’s Guidance Notes PM75 (for GRP tanks) & PM86 (for Thermoplastic Tanks) - both guides are available as downloads from www.tankinspections.co.uk
Better tank management from the outset should lead to longer tank life, increased site safety, reduced downtime and ultimately will save money.
Tank Inspections Ltd also has specialist material testing facilities for material testing of thermoplastics; dual laminate composites including fluoroplastics and GRP. Methods of testing to satisfy BS 4994 – 1987; EN 13121; EN12573.
As well as our standard VT range of smaller thermoplastic tanks - Model VTF (Flat base) – Model VTS (Sloping base) & Model VTC (Conical base), we now also manufacture much larger thermoplastic tanks with capacities up to 60,000 litres. With no mandrel or moulding restrictions these tanks can be tailored dimensionally to meet your precise site requirements.
These larger thermoplastic tanks are fabricated from either Polypropylene (translucent white for indoor use or Black coloured) or from HDPE (High Density Polyethylene) black PE100 grade giving excellent chemical resistance to most products.
All our thermoplastic tanks are designed to meet the requirements of both BS EN 12573:2000 and the more stringent German DVS2205 design codes.
The manufacturing sites - totalling 18,500m2 are located on Pinnaclehill Industrial Estate, Kelso, Roxburghshire, UK.
There are now four purpose built factories, three of which are dedicated to plastics manufacture, the fourth being used solely for fabrication of metal accessories, such as ladders and walkways, mainly in stainless steels, carbon steels and aluminium.