West Fuel Systems Limited specialises in the diagnostic testing of fuel storage tanks, pipework systems, vapour recovery systems and tank chambers.
Fuel storage tanks and associated pipework integrity testing is a vital part of any responsible organisation’s planned site maintenance programme. Historically, tank and line testing have been used to meet regulatory requirements or because of a problem on-site, This approach is changing with the vast majority of West Fuel Systems integrity testing now being conducted by organisations as a preventative measure to stop problems before they happen and have an impact on their business.
A fuel storage tank or fuel pipework failure can lead to big environmental issues from the contamination of the watercourse from the loss of fuel, resulting in what can be large cleanup costs. The use of additives in today’s fuels has proven to accelerate fuel storage tank corrosion and the breakdown of certain pipe sealants leading to the uncertainty of fuel storage tank and pipework life expectancy. As a result, many organisations have implemented regular tank testing and inspection programmes as a means of assuring the current condition and life expectancy of their fuel storage tank and having the ability to assess the condition of their full fuel storage facilities.
Symptoms such as phase separation, contamination, frequent filter blockages, monitoring well contamination or free water in a fuel storage tank are often a result of a simple integrity issue. There is no point in treating the symptoms without addressing the root cause. A fuel tank integrity test by West Fuel Systems will quickly and accurately identify the problem of any ingress to a fuel system.