Prolonging the Intervals between out-of-service Inspections
safeAST™ monitors the tank bottom while in service, allowing tank managers to have a good idea about the corrosion rates and the actual degradation of the tank bottom. Having such data at hand, prolongs the intervals between out-of-service inspections. For example, instead of taking the tank out-of-service every 10 years, the tank farm manager, following regulatory approval, could take the tank out-of-service every 13 years. It follows then, that for a 40 year long tank life, the tank will receive 3 full tank inspections instead of 4 and hence substantially lower the farm’s cleaning costs. Not to mention the foregone rental revenue from the tank’s downtime.