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Tank Cleaning

Comprehensive service for the internal & external cleaning of tanks

Tank cleaning is complicated, dirty and potentially dangerous work. Fires and explosions can occur due to the combustibility of the material being dealt with.

FIS offer a comprehensive service for the internal & external cleaning of tanks which may contain harmful substances to a certified gas-free standard, including tanks contaminated with aviation fuels, oil-based products, acids, phenols, chemicals, agricultural products and cyanides. Our methods meet all compliance and health & safety standards in vessel and tank cleaning.

FIS are able to offer all innovative cleaning methods including non man entry cleaning techniques to jet clean the walls of tanks, confined space rescue teams, removing tank products from long distances through 6 inch vacuum hoses, fully certified breathing apparatus operatives, cold cutting services utilising UHP Water jetting and robotic equipment for desludging tank bottoms.

The service may also extend to decommissioning and removal of the tanks.

For each operation FIS provide a full Risk Assessment and Method Statement giving precise details of the plant and equipment to be utilised together with details of the qualifications of the personnel involved in the operation and the programme for carrying out the work. The handling of any hazardous, contaminated or toxic waste is a specialist business – and Future is one of a handful of specialist companies able to meet the requirements of Government Agencies, Local Authorities, Public Utilities, national and multi-national companies.

FIS is qualified to carry out tank atmosphere testing and gas-free certification and is supported by third party and products liability insurance, with supervisors fully trained in the use of gas detection equipment and oxygen level metering. All relevant safety regulations together with local fire authority recommendations are stringently followed, and may include the use of breathing apparatus or full “Chemron” positive pressure protection suits

As part of our Industrial Tank Cleaning service, FIS are able to offer Non Destructive Testing of tanks via our approved third part contractor.

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