Tank cleaning

Posted by Aidan Houde on July 1st, 2015

If your company is currently in the process of decommissioning, or relocating tanks or vessels hiring the correct company is so crucial. A Company offering these services must be correctly trained in confined space training. Having their employees entering into the tanks, which may contain a wide spread of hazardous waste – safety must be the first concern.

The process for tank cleaning can be a dangerous one, minimizing any risk factors needs to be a priority.Multiple factors need to be considered in order to achieve the desired result, below are a few of the key factors.

Proper planning - Planning should be carried out by qualified people only. Good preparation is the key to avoidingany chemical reactions as well as incidents during the process. The tankcleaning procedure can be determined from the last contained product, the surrounding environment, available equipment, as well as the final purpose for the cleaning that is being done to the said equipment.

  • Inspection of Tank or Vessel - To verify the result of the Tank cleaning services, the tank and all other equipment must be inspected prior to work starting. This can only be performed by entering the tank. All standards and procedures related to tank entry must be strictly enforced with all entering into the confined space.
  • Safety Hazards – Ensuring proper training is completed by the company will reduce incidents and any unwanted reactions. For example some Hazards that could be associated with tank cleaning would be Fire and Explosion, Undesired chemical reactions, Corrosion on tank or vessel, and Emissions being released into environment.
  • PPE – All staff associated with the tank cleaning process must have correct PPE used at all time during the process. Some PPE as an example would be a full face shield, Hard Hat, Approved Safety Glasses with side shields, and Specific Respirators depending on products last contained.

These are a few points that will help you in hiring the correct contractor to complete the work needing to be completed. But most important it will help you ensure you are hiring a safe and efficient Vac Truck Services Edmonton company to complete work in the safest manner possible.

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