Tank Inspections

Client: Massachusetts Army National Guard
Sector: Government
Location: Various National Guard Installations throughout Massachusetts
Service: Permitting & Compliance, Pollution Assessment & Remediation

The Challenge:

ma-army-national-guard-permitting-pollutionTanks owned and operated by the Massachusetts Army National Guard and used to store fuel, heating oil, and waste oil are required to undergo visual inspection and integrity testing. The testing is to comply with Massachusetts Office of the State Fire Marshal (OSFM) Regulations 502 CMR 5.00 and 527 CMR 9.00, Federal Oil Pollution Prevention Regulation 40 CFR 112, and National Guard Environmental Management Policies.

The Environmental Services Provided:

SAK Environmental performed annual inspections of eighteen aboveground storage tanks (ASTs) and one underground storage tank (UST) installed at various sites across Massachusetts. The work included inspection, integrity testing, and repair. The tanks were visually inspected and tested (if needed) by a qualified inspector certified under the American Petroleum Institute (API) Standard 653. Evaluation of ASTs included reviewing previous inspection reports and as-built plans to assess prior conditions. Tests included visual examination of accessible tank surfaces and ultrasonic wall thickness determinations of vessels requiring integrity testing using “A” scan technology with emphasis on areas of corrosion and pitting using “B” scan technology.

Summary of Services

  • Facilities compliance
  • Permitting
  • AST Tank Inspections
  • UST Tank Inspections
  • Integrity Testing
  • Pollution Prevention

The Result:

SAK’s work clarified environmental liabilities at the tank sites and ensured all local, state, and federal regulations were met.