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Fuel Oil Tank Removal and Decommissioning

Oil Tank decommissioning, recycling and tank removal services are being requested often. Our clients are finding alternative fuels to petrol, kerosene, gasoil and diesel oil. Our specialist engineers are fully trained and qualified in oil and fuel tank removal and recycling both above and underground tanks. Our experienced teams of engineers are confined space trained for working in basements, cellars and rooms inside buildings. They are more than qualified to decommission and remove redundant oil storage tanks. We issue 'Waste Transfer Notice' and 'Gas Free Certificates' for all the work we carry out. Health and Safety is always at the front of our minds when we work. That’s why our teams are trained and retrained frequently on best practices.

Decommissioning, Oil and Fuel Tank Removalfuel oil tank removal

Where possible the simplest method is to clean and de-gas the tank and remove it whole, using a lorry mounted crane. When access is limited, cutting the tank on site is the only option. our confined space trained engineers use a reciprocating saw for cutting plastic tanks and both that and the nibbler for cutting steel tanks.

When commercial fuel and oil tanks need removing we clean and de-gas the tank. Then we test and issue a gas free certificate. After the fuel tank cleaning process we are ready for safe removal from the site of the redundant tank. If there is access we can use our Crane to remove the tank whole. Otherwise our team of engineers will use a combination of hot and cold cutting. They use a gas torch or industrial steel nibblers and reciprocating saws respectively. We will issue a waste transfer notice for the hazardous waste material removed as part of the process.

Our usual oil and fuel tank removal procedure after initial contact is as follows:

  • Site meeting to assess the tank and survey the site for access.

  • Issue a quote for the work required.

  • Agree on a method statement and risk assessment for the works.

  • Carry out the fuel or oil tank decommissioning services, removal and recycling work. As agreed within the method statement and in line with the latest Environment Agency guidelines and industry best practice.

  • Issue waste transfer notice and gas free certificates.

Other services that we carry out include:

  • Oil transfer to other tanks on site.

  • Removal and recycling of remaining waste oil.

  • Tank cleaning.

  • Oil pipe pressure testing and clearing.

  • Underground tank decommissioning by foam filling or complete oil and fuel tank safe disposal

  • Environmental remediation and clean up, soil sampling and contaminated waste removal.

Our services are customer focused and we are happy to tailor specifications to meet each of our client's individual requirements.

Being based in South, Central England allows our engineers to carry out tank decommissioning work from the Midlands down. We cover areas including: Warwickshire, Northampton, Bedfordshire, Buckingham, Hertfordshire, Gloucester, Oxford, Berkshire, Middlesex, Somerset, Devon, Bristol & Avon, Wiltshire, Dorset, Hampshire, Sussex, Surrey, Kent and London.

Do you wish to discuss your requirements further? Have a query regarding prices or costs? Want to arrange a site visit to assess your decommissioning requirements? Please call us now on 01722 714514.