Hi-Tech Inspection Services LLC

In- Service Robotic Tank Inspection

In- Service Robotic Tank Inspection

In-Service Tank Inspection Based On API 653 Codes Of Above Ground Storage Tanks. Our Team Is Highly Trained, Knowledgeable, And Highly Qualified. Tank Owners Are Faced With Increased Regulation And Competing Economics Of Expensive And Potentially Dangerous Inspections. To Minimize The Amount And Cost Of Inspections Needed While Assuring That The Tanks Keep Working Within Their Safety Envelope, The S.O.N.A.R. System Offers A Solution To The Dilemma By Making An Assessment And Assuring Mechanical Integrity Of Atmospheric Storage Tanks, While Keeping Costs, Downtime, Safety Risks, And Environmental Impacts To A Minimum.

Many Regulatory And Corporate Best Practice Guidelines With Regard To Inspecting Asts Are Based Upon API Principles. When Applying RBI Principals To API 653, We Also Have To Consider; Materials And Corrosion Monitoring, Design Vs. Operating Conditions, Codes And Standards, Quality Of QA/QC, Maintenance And Inspection Programs, History Of Incidents, Modifications And Repairs, And Hazardous Properties Of The Contained Fluid.

While API 653 Allows For Flexibility In The Inspection Frequency, It Does Not Give Specific Guidelines. API RP 580 Provides Us With The Missing Dimension To The Code Requirement For Application Of RBI To The Inspection Of Atmospheric Storage Tanks. The Recommended Practice Was Developed Over A 6-Year Period, Concluding In 2001. API RP 580 Supports API 653 With Detailed Broad-Based Guidance And Criteria; Describing What RBI Is, Key Elements, And How To Implement A Program. As A Result Of This Effort, API 653 Approves The Use Of Non-Intrusive Inspections Such As The S.O.N.A.R Submersible Robots, Which Use The Acquired Data To Calculate The Corrosion Rate, Remaining Useful Life, And The Next Recommended Inspection Interval Under Circumstances Where Appropriate Expert Engineering Oversight Is Provided.

Benefits To Our In-Service Tank Inspections

No Tank Interruption

No Product Downgrade Due To Material Transfer

No Pre-Inspection Cleaning

No Safety Risk To Inspector Personnel Entering A Confined Space

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