Inspection programmes and aimed at checking the cleanliness levels at the tank bottom, midway and top. Visual inspections and investigations can also be conducted by experienced petroleum technicians.
Quarterly, Bi annual or annual maintenance programmes for all types of fuel storage facilities including integrity testing, ground water monitoring well sampling tank bottom cleanliness checks is readily available, and can be easily modified to suit your particular needs, or budgetary requirements. An electronic maintenance tracking programme is also available to maintain a log of the works conducted on the system over the years.
Fuel Management Solutions is experienced with the coordination of remedial repairs often associated with integrity testing or maintenance/compliance rectification work, and an easy to understand system that has been developed by Fuel Management Solutions, so that you know where you stand with your Petroleum fuel Systems.
Quarterly - Visual fuel quality audits
This includes sampling of fuel from tank (top, midway and bottom samples), visual check for water, sediment and bacterial growth. Water finding paste test to be carried out, written reports and recommendations. While on site we also check caps and seals and any surrounding hazards. Laboratory analysis and bacteria count can be carried out when required.
Yearly - Integrity testing of storage tanks and lines
Integrity testing of tank and lines is carried out via a unique Vacutect system.
This system works through the creation of a partial vacuum inside the tank and monitoring specific changes using sophisticated software and both a diagnostic & audible test probe. Test data is relayed to a skilled technician for analysis in their test vehicle whilst on-site. An example of the vacuum testing regime is the creation of air bubbles indicating either tank wall integrity loss, this process can be applied to the complete tank & pipe-work system. The testing procedure and resulting signatures are both audibly recorded and inputted into their on-site PC for secondary verification in their QA system. All the testing procedures and their equipment carry US Federal EPA & UL approvals and meet all Australian regulatory requirements]
Environmental Petroleum Maintenance and civil works
All aspects of civil services are required when repairing, exposing, installation of ground water monitoring wells or upgrading fuel facilities, Fuel Management Solutions are able to organize the project for you.
Fuel Management Solutions engages experienced field supervisors to oversee all works, and to maintain a strict OH&S system when on site. Environmental works are coordinated by an accredited environmental engineer and a simple to use price structure can assist you with the many potentially unknowns often found with remediation and excavation.
For safety reasons, Fuel Management Solutions recommends that when conducting any type of work within 8 meters of a fuel storage facility, a tradesman with petroleum experience should be engaged. From plumbing, electrical, landscaping and site maintenance, concreting or painting, FMS can supply a qualified tradesman experienced with the risks of working around petroleum systems.
To ensure reduced fuel losses, early detection of leaks and to comply with environmental requirements, your petroleum system is to be monitored using Monitor SIRA.
QUARTERLY PUMP SERVICE
Inspection, preventative maintenance schedule and calibration on pumps and/or dispensers.
ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION PLAN
As of June 2009 it will be an offence to operate an underground storage system without an Environmental Protection Plan (EPP). Although not an exhaustive list of requirements major components of the EPP include, this is currently being carried out by David Gosling.
- Details of those responsible for operating the UPSS
- Detailed site map
- Spill Response Plans and Spill Notification Procedures
- Incident Management Procedures and Recording
- Maintenance Schedule
- Details of UPPS Leak Detection Monitoring
- SIRA – Statistical Inventory Reconciliation Analysis
- Our EPP has been reviewed by the NSW Department of Environmental Climate Change (DECC) and is compliant with the requirements set out in the UPSS Regulation.