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Q-Riims Inspection and Testing services make tank inspections easier, safer and better

If you have an above-ground steel storage tank in use in your business or facility, it is essential for safety that it is inspected on a regular basis. No matter what the tank is designed to hold be it acids, chemicals, oil or petroleum, tank inspections are crucial for above ground storage tanks that are built to API 650 and API12 standards.

These tests examine the foundation, tank bottom, shell, roof, attached appurtenances, ancillary equipment and depending on the tank the PVC internal liner to ensure that they are all structurally sound and in acceptable working condition.

Tank farms across Australia are benefiting from the use of Q-Riims PTZ Remote Visual Inspection Camera in-service. This process is involves opening one nozzle to give access to the PTZ camera enabling the immediate determination of product quality and identification of the tank condition. This is a lot safer and cost-effective than draining product and conducting confined space entry. Inspectors can also give customers the opportunity to witness firsthand the condition of plant and any issues identified.

Tanks need to be tested regularly in order to meet API-653 regulations

According to the API-653 regulations all tanks in operation tanks need to be conducted every five years maximum for both internal and external inspections. External inspections are visual inspections of the tank that are conducted by API-653 qualified operators and are crucial to check for leaks, rust, corrosion, warping, broken welding, structural integrity and a variety of other defects. External inspections can be carried out while the tanks are in operation and can be conducted more frequently.
Internal inspections require the tanks to be empty so that the internals of the tank can be checked to ensure that there is no corrosion, wastage or damage due to the contents of the tanks. The thickness of the internal walls is also measured to test structural integrity.
The Q-RIIMS team are trusted providers with experienced certified inspectors and qualified engineers including RPEQ’s who work as a team to provide our customers quality, comprehensive inspections, engineering, non-destructive testing and supporting services.
Internal inspections in service performed by Q-Riims can be conducted using a GE Zoom pan and tilt system that delivers and records real-time footage of the inside of the tank.

Here at Q-Riims, we deliver API 653 inspection services across Queensland and ALL States 

The inspection services the team at Q-Riims offer cover storage tanks in service, out of service, in service on stream. Our inspections cover the assessment, repair and maintenance of tanks in accordance with API-653 regulations and AS1940 standards to ensure that the tanks are fit for operation and meet the Australian standard for the storage and handling of flammable and combustible liquids.

Some of the things that are covered in the inspection include:

Here at Q-Riims, we offer a variety of different testing methods to ensure that your tank is safe and okay to use. Some of which include welding inspections, radiography testing, tank floor testing to ensure no warping or corrosion, digital thickness measurement on the walls of the tank, magnetic particle count, coating inspection and vacuum box/leak testing.

No matter what condition your tank is in, we can assess and inspect it and provide recommendations about how to go about repairing it for safe use.

    From our home base on the Gold Coast in Queensland, we operate services all over Australia. Some of our key service locations include Brisbane, Yatala, Acacia Ridge, Sumner Park, Darra, Wacol, Carole Park, Toowoomba, Surat Basin, Lismore and Ballina. Contact the team at Q-Riims for all your above ground tank inspection needs no matter your location across Australia.

    Q-Riims are available to provide tank inspection services Australia Wide.

    Contact us today to learn more or to get a free quote

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    If you want a safer, more reliable and productive business then it's time to work with Q-RIIMS. Whether you want just one or two of our services or a more complete solution, we'll be glad to offer a custom solution that fits your business perfectly. 

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