Storing hydrocarbons and chemical liquids in above-ground storage tanks is an important part of the energy value chain. The condition of the bottom of the tank is vital for this because it ensures the reliability of the storage tank. Corrosion is one of the most common threats to the condition of these tank bottoms. ROSEN Group’s quality officers and inspection staff have studied the complexity behind this threat, resulting in the TBIT Ultra service.
TBIT stands for Tank Bottom Inspection Tool. ROSEN's service ensures that the time between two tank inspections (the inspection interval) is extended. It uses the latest technology and detects defects, determines the size and then reports these findings. This can be done from as little as 10 per cent wall loss, including defects caused by pitting corrosion. The time between inspections is greatly extended by using this technology and replacing defects when necessary, and storage tanks can be used for longer.
ROSEN’s new TBIT Ultra service makes it possible to detect and identify even the smallest defects due to metal loss caused by microbiological corrosion. The TBIT Ultra service allows operators to detect corrosion on the tank bottom at an early stage. These reliable detections ensure that the corrosion rate can be determined, and the storage tank’s maintenance management plan can then be drawn up or renewed. The time between inspections can be extended by up to 20 to 25 years by reliably detecting corrosion and quickly repairing it. The service can detect what actions are needed in both the short and long term, and the expenses can be optimised.
ROSEN Group will give several webinars about the TBIT Ultra service. Participate in these webinars to find out more about this service and its advantages.