What’s a tank decommission?
Oil Tank Decommissioning is the process of taking a out of service while assessing and remedying any impacted soil. The tank decommission process may involve a search for groundwater if contamination is present.
An ‘Out-Of-Service’ is when workers empty and clean a tank but don’t tank soil samples.
Heating Oil Tanks (HOTs) aren’t they only thing you can decommission. Any Underground Storage Tank (UST) can be a hazard. Either due to collapse /sink hole or to contamination of the soil . Things such as gasoline tanks or bio-diesel tanks can also get a decommissioning.
Perform a decommission to find out if there are any health hazards from the tank and to asses them and mitigate them if present.