Technical
services

Balmoral Tanks’ technical services team provides comprehensive inspection, maintenance, repair and refurbishment services on all tank products whether they are of Balmoral origin or not.

Services overview

A wide range of tank types are covered including:

Steel sectional
Cylindrical steel
GRP sectional
Rotationally moulded
Glass fused to steel
Epoxy steel
Concrete
Welded

On completion of the tank assessment a written report is provided including photographs, conclusions and remedial work recommendations.

Balmoral Tanks Technical Services
Service GRP sectional Steel sectional Cylindrical Epoxy coated steel Concrete
Visual site inspection - internal and external
Ultrasonic thickness measurement (UTM) - -
Thickness coating measurement (TCM) - -
ROV inspection
Repair and maintenance
Upgrade and refurbishment
Service level agreement
Engineering support
Cleansing and disinfection -

Health and Safety

Balmoral Tanks’ technical services teams place the highest priority on health and safety. Full and comprehensive risk assessment and method statement documentation is carried out and completed with personnel certification being issued to the customer.

Technicians are fully trained to ensure all works are carried out safely and in compliance with current legislative standards. They hold full accreditation and have many years of experience in tank installation and technical services. Tank owners and operators can have 100% confidence in the company’s technical and practical capabilities.

Certification

SMSTS Site Management Safety Training Scheme

CPCS Construction Plant Competence Scheme

CSCS Construction Skills Certification Scheme

CCNSG Client/Contractor National Safety Group

IPAF International Powered Access Federation

PASMA Prefabricated Access Supply & Manufacture Association

CITB Confined Space Trained

Tank inspection

Risk assessment and visual inspection

Balmoral Tanks’ technical teams carry out external and internal inspections on all types of installation. Inspections focus on the tank material, eg, steel (galvanized or epoxy), GRP, concrete, etc, as well as identifying the design of tank, whether it is sectional bolted, welded or one-piece moulded.

Roof structures and supports are inspected and all ancillaries, fittings and fasteners are checked for signs of deterioration and potential failure. If the tank is of mastic sealed design all external seams are checked for signs of leaks. Similar external inspection methods are used on liner sealed tanks for signs of piercings.

Tank inspections can be complex and the following parameters are always taken into consideration:

Tank isolation and draining
Access and egress (confined space)
Working at height (access equipment)
Tank cleaning
Health and safety controls
Balmoral Tanks visual inspection
Balmoral Tanks visual inspection

ROV inspection

A remotely operated vehicle (ROV) may appear to be overly-technical when carrying out an internal tank inspection, however, when the following points are considered it is undoubtedly the safest and most cost effective method available:

Improved health and safety procedures
No isolation of water supply or decommissioning of mechanical operations
No disruption of water services
No insurance premium payments for removing tank from service
One man operation means reduced inspection costs
No access equipment required for carrying out operations at height
Highly detailed inspection
No confined space working
Inspection completed in a single day
External tank inspection can be carried out simultaneously

ROV inspection includes:

ROV micro submersible unit
Umbilical tether
Deployment tether unit
Digital HD colour video camera
Report, including images and recommendations
Fully edited video and DVD options

On completion of an ROV inspection, Balmoral will provide a full report inclusive of images and DVD footage with conclusions and remedial works recommendations. Inspections are scheduled to cause minimal disruption.

Thickness measurement

Ultrasonic thickness measurement (UTM)

An ultrasonic thickness gauge is designed to measure material thickness whilst eliminating the depth of coating on metal substrates.

The Balmoral Technical Services UTM gauge:

Ignores the coating thickness
Provides data output
Is hand held and robust
Benefits from a backlit display

The thickness of materials cannot always be determined by direct measurement as access to both sides is not always possible. The effects of corrosion and erosion on the reverse of a metal panel may reduce its thickness significantly without being visually apparent on the outside of the tank.

All UTM readings are gauged on the material to be tested with calibration beforehand using a 10mm transducer probe and three known test materials in echo-to-echo mode.

Thickness coating measurement (TCM)

Such a device has the capability to measure coating thicknesses whilst eliminating material depths. The digital reading is fast, reliable and accurate.

The Balmoral Technical Services TCM gauge:

Ignores the material thickness
Provides data output
Ignores the coating thickness
Ignores the coating thickness

An internal probe provides greater stability during measurement allowing for consistent, repeatable and accurate results. Clients are provided with a test certificate and set of calibration foils following each inspection.

Maintenance, repair and refurbishment

As well as providing a global installation capability, Balmoral Tanks offers a full tank inspection, maintenance, refurbishment and repair service. It is critical that tank installations are well managed and regularly inspected so that continuous levels of reliability and performance are maintained.

Balmoral can help by providing planned inspection and maintenance programmes to ensure your installation stays in top condition whatever brand of tank you may have.

Looking after your tanks and ensuring you have the right maintenance programme in place is important as small problems can quickly develop into major issues.

Please contact our field team for further information.

Wide ranging services include:

Roof repairs, replacements and upgrades
Internal liners or replacement liners (EPDM, PVC or butyl)
Access hatches
Protective coatings
Panel sheet repairs/replacement
Fixings and sealants
Concrete screeds
Concrete tank lining
Ancillary items
Tank cleaning
Complete removal and replacement of tanks

The thickness of materials cannot always be determined by direct measurement as access to both sides is not always possible. The effects of corrosion and erosion on the reverse of a metal panel may reduce its thickness significantly without being visually apparent on the outside of the tank.

All UTM readings are gauged on the material to be tested with calibration beforehand using a 10mm transducer probe and three known test materials in echo-to-echo mode.

Balmoral Tanks visual inspection

Engineering support

Maintenance, repair and service works are fully supported by Balmoral’s engineering team. Advice is given on how existing installations can be brought up to current national and international standards including the improvement and addition of ancillary equipment.

Company engineers work to global standards providing analysis and design support on all tank upgrades and service provision.

Service level agreements

Konaflex above ground drainage systems

Balmoral Tanks offers a wide range of service level agreements (SLAs) to suit client and facility management requirements. Created around engineering response times and/or pre-scheduled product coverage the company’s technical services teams provide international coverage.

Bespoke packages are provided to clients with unique requirements whatever the location.

Enquiries

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Additional information (if known)

Please give an indication of required tank capacity
Is your tank installation to be located indoors or outdoors?
Please provide foundation type/information, if known
Please provide accessibility distances around the proposed tank location

View Balmoral Tanks terms and conditions of use.

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