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Oil Tank Decommissioning & Fuel Tank Removal

Decommissioning an Oil Tank & Fuel Tank Removal

Tank decommissioning, recycling and fuel tank removal services are our most frequent requests. As our clients find alternative fuels to petrol, kerosene, gas-oil and diesel oil. Our specialist engineers are fully trained and qualified in oil and fuel tank removal and recycling both above and underground tanks. So 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 are always at the front of our minds when we work. That’s why our teams are trained and retrained frequently on best practices.

Processing Waste, Cleaning and Removing a Fuel Tank

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Where possible the simplest method is to clean and de-gas the tank and remove it wholly, 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 OFTEC Certified engineers will use a combination of hot and cold cutting. They use a gas torch or industrial steel nibblers and reciprocating saws respectively, for instance. Then 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 are 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:

We focus our services on the customer and we are happy to tailor specifications to meet each of our client’s individual requirements.

For Domestic tank decommissioning, we cover Bath & Bristol, Somerset, Dorset, Wiltshire, Hampshire and West Berkshire.

Commercial Decommissioning Coverage

Being based in South, Central England allows our engineers to carry out Commercial 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.


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We only employ Professional OFTEC Qualified Engineers to perform our Tank Removals.

We issue certifications for Petroleum Officers & Waste Transfer Notices

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