PROJECT: To upgrade oil storage facilities supplying generator back up
We were excited to work on a project at Honeywell Aerospace in August 2016 after they called us in to provide a solution to their back-up generator oil storage facility. Their existing situation was a grossly over-capacity 30000 litre tank which was only single skin. Also, although the tank was positioned over a catchment area, the walls were not impervious and the bund area was open to the elements thereby creating an environmental ongoing nightmare! This large tank was also taking up very valuable floor space. Honeywell representatives wanted the tank placed as near to the generator as possible and with their requirements for running time during a power cut scenario, they only needed a 1350 litre tank. Because the new tank was going to be placed near to the generator, this created a potential fire hazard and so we were pleased to be able to offer our integral fire-protected tanks with a 1 hour fire rating.
The job consisted of emptying the oil from the existing 30000 litre tank and removing this and the associated pipework from off the pillars. Then we installed the new fire-protected tank in its new location together a low level fill point cabinet housing a High/Low Level Bund Alarm and Hydrostatic Gauge. Yet another successful job carried out by Atlantis and their trusty team of installers!
Many thanks for a very professional and timely job. Everything has gone very smoothly and has made my job much easier. All of the people that you brought on site were very friendly, helpful and professional and it was much appreciated.
Dr & Mrs Williams - NORTHUMBERLAND
PROJECT: To move existing oil storage tank from illegal siting to meet with current regulations
We were approached by Dr & Mrs Williams after their tank had (rightly) been condemned by a heating engineer as being illegally sited. It was too near to windows, doors and eaves without the necessary fire protection required. In addition, the customer wanted to use the space by the house for a greenhouse. Following a detailed survey with a risk assessment carried out, the work began. Firstly, the base for the new location was laid at the top of the driveway. Then a 50mt long trench was dug to lay the pipe at the correct depth. Whilst the trench was open, we also provided and laid extra ducts with an electric cable and water supply pipe for the customer as he was wanting to put a dog kennel in the same area of the garden at a later date. Once this was completed, the existing tank was emptied and then moved to the new location and re-filled again. The oil gets filtered as it is pumped ensuring no bad stuff gets transferred back into the tank again. Next came the enormous challenge of removing the old solid base which was concrete blocks and a 8” thick concrete floor! Our hard working team stuck at it until it was all down, broken up and skipped!
Once the job was completed, then we flushed the pipeline through and re-lit the customer’s boiler and Aga for them ensuring there was no problems after we’d left. It’s the attention to detail that set’s Atlantis Tanks Group Ltd apart from everyone else!
Many thanks. It sounds as if you have taken a lot of care.