Use VCIs Instead of Resorting to Costly Tank Floor Replacement

Costly Tank Floor Replacements

What are the Cost Factors for Replacing a Tank Floor?

There are many factors that should be considered for obtaining the true cost of a tank floor replacement that is likely caused by corrosion. Below is a comprehensive list of factors to account for when replacing a tank floor if you aren’t proactive about protecting the tank floor from corrosion using Zerust Vapor Corrosion Inhibitors (VCIs) beforehand. 

Out-of-Service Tank

  • Cost of stored product disposal.
  • Safe environment disposal.
  • Loss of revenue.
  • External temporary storage solutions such as: Barges/tanks/haulage, etc.

Safety Impact

  • Confined space restricts operative team for <6 for proper tank cleaning.
  • Standby rescue teams required for small space.
  • Rescue plans needed.
  • Entry & Exit habitats typically designated to 1 full time operative for full project duration.
  • Working under full B.A. kit.

Tank Safety for Man Entry

  • Daily Gas Tests
  • Acoustic Testing
  • Perimetry systems
  • Venturi Air system
  • Air Purification Tests
  • Lighting – Ex Rated
  • Air Compressors – Ex Rated
  • Generators – Ex Rated
  • Spill Response kits/teams

Project Related Tasks

  • Cold cutting
  • Tank Lifting/jacking
  • Lift Plans
  • Hydro Testing
  • Commissioning
  • MPI Weld Inspections
  • HotWorks, welding, grinding, and fabrication.
  • Safe working habitats.
  • Disposal of contaminated steel.
  • Potential of civil medium works.
  • Blasting/Painting/Holiday Testing/Blasting Set Up/Air Purification tests/Spray Equipment/All machinery.

In many cases from an external viewpoint to replace a tank floor can somewhat be perceived as an easy/in-expensive task. However, THE TRUE COST of replacing a tank floor can be anything from SIX (6) FIGURE SUMS into the MANY MILLION DOLLARS *dependent on the tank size.

Safeguard your Investment by utilizing Zerust Vapor Corrosion Inhibitors (VCIs) instead of replacing a tank floor. Find out more here.

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