Tank Inspections For Asphalt Plant

Client: IKO

About this Project

Roofing materials manufacturer IKO has plants across North America and offers its products to the world. In all of its plants, the roofing products leader prioritizes continuous improvement through regular equipment updates and process improvements.

Recently the company faced a challenge, and InServe Mechanical Integrity Group was proud to be able to provide a solution that saved them time and money while helping them reach their goals.

Tank Inspections For Asphalt Plant

The Problem

120′ Diameter Tank Inspection 

When you make roofing materials, safely storing those materials is critical. They’re messy, they take up a lot of space and some of them are toxic. IKO had a massive 120’ diameter tank that needed to be inspected. All metal storage tanks are subject to deterioration and present inspection challenges, and this one had four inches of asphalt covering the bottom.

The American Petroleum Institute provides guidelines and regulations for tank inspection, repair, alteration, and reconstruction. API 653 is recognized globally as the standard for inspecting and maintaining aboveground storage tanks.

Scroll through the 162-page document and you’ll quickly see why it takes an API certified inspector and someone with extensive engineering experience to provide that inspection.

An API 653 inspection is required every five years, so inspection had to be done. IKO contacted us because they faced these problems:

  • Storage tank inspection and tank maintenance can be expensive, but tank replacement is even more so.
  • Because of the tank’s size and the material covering the bottom, inspection presented unusual challenges.
  • Materials inside the tank could potentially create a risk to the environment if not stored correctly. Storage tank failure was not an option.
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How We Solved It

InServe Mechanical Integrity Group is a full-service inspection, engineering and consulting company. Get the full details on how our unwavering attention to detail and innovative approach to customer service saved our client money and time and provided them with peace of mind for the years ahead.

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