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Reduce risk and maintain compliance with our specialist risk management services.

We’re proud to be a leading provider of complete life cycle risk management solutions. From ensuring asset safety and legal compliance with our thorough engineering inspections to driving operational efficiency with our specialist non-destructive testing services, (and much more in between), we’re proud of the long-lasting partnerships we have formed with our customers over the last 160 years, based on the value of our solutions.

Thermoplastic Tank Inspections

Ensure the safety and continued service of your Thermoplastic Tanks

At BES Group, we understand the unique challenges posed by aging thermoplastic tanks, particularly those approaching or exceeding their design life. To address these concerns, our team of expert technicians meticulously inspect, assess, and test your thermoplastic tanks, ensuring their safety and continued service.

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Our comprehensive Thermoplastic Tank Inspection approach

Our thermoplastic tank inspections encompass a comprehensive approach that adheres to industry best practices and regulatory requirements, including COMAH and PUWER regulations. We conduct our inspections in line with EEMUA 225, SAFed IMG02c, and PM 86 Guidance, ensuring the integrity of your tanks.

We employ advanced non-destructive testing (NDT) techniques, such as ultrasonic thickness testing (UT), water-based fluorescent dye penetrant crack detection, and spark testing (AC or DC holiday testing), to identify potential defects and damage that may not be visible to the naked eye.

Our qualified assessors, including EEMUA 159 Tank Assessors and ASME Plant Inspectors Level II, conduct thorough assessments to determine the structural integrity and operational fitness of your thermoplastic tanks. This assessment provides valuable insights into the condition of your tanks and informs our recommendations for continued service.

Here are some examples of the types of assets we can inspect:

  • Chemical Storage Tanks
  • Scrubbers
  • Demisters
  • Effluent Tanks
We are also able to offer our customers In Service or Out of Service inspections in line with EEMUA 225, SAFed IMG02c, and PM 86 Guidance, under in-house procedures.

Our services include:

  • Tank Preparation for Inspection Consultancy (In Service or Out of Service, including consultancy on cleaning and chemical removal / disposal services).
  • Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) including UT (Ultrasonic Thickness), Water Based Fluorescent Dye Penetrant crack detection, and Spark Testing (AC or DC Holiday testing).
  • Fitness for Service and basic repair recommendations post assessment by a competent person, EEMUA 159 Tank Assessor or ASME Plant Inspector Level II.

We offer a comprehensive turnkey solution that includes inspection, NDT, assessment, and recommendations for continued service, ensuring your tanks remain safe and reliable assets. Our team can also provide basic repair consultancy to address any identified defects or damage.

Discover the key to peace of mind with our trusted thermoplastic tank inspections.

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FAQs

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Key benefits

Ensuring safety

Thermoplastic tanks are made of materials that are resistant to corrosion and chemicals, but they can still develop cracks or other damage over time. Regular inspections can help to identify any potential problems before they lead to leaks or other safety hazards.

Extending service life

Thermoplastic tanks can last for many years, but they will eventually need to be replaced. Regular inspections can help to identify any signs of aging or wear and tear, so that repairs can be made to extend the tank's service life.

Compliancy

In some industries, such as the chemical and oil and gas industries, there are regulatory requirements for inspecting thermoplastic tanks. Regular inspections can help to ensure that your tanks are compliant with these requirements.

Ensuring safety

Thermoplastic tanks are made of materials that are resistant to corrosion and chemicals, but they can still develop cracks or other damage over time. Regular inspections can help to identify any potential problems before they lead to leaks or other safety hazards.

Extending service life

Thermoplastic tanks can last for many years, but they will eventually need to be replaced. Regular inspections can help to identify any signs of aging or wear and tear, so that repairs can be made to extend the tank's service life.

Compliancy

In some industries, such as the chemical and oil and gas industries, there are regulatory requirements for inspecting thermoplastic tanks. Regular inspections can help to ensure that your tanks are compliant with these requirements.

Industry statistics

30-35

years is the average lifespan of a thermoplastic tank that is regularly inspected, according to the International Association of Tank Inspection and Repair (IAIR).

10%-20%

probability of a leak occurring in a thermoplastic tank that is not regularly inspected, according to the American Petroleum Institute (API).

£10,000 to £100,000

is the average cost of repairing a leak in a thermoplastic tank, according to the British Standards Institution (BSI).

Hear what our customers have to say

We care about the journey we take our customers on, but it’s not our word you should be taking, see what our customers think of the service we provided!

The industry requires competence to be demonstrated, typically through UKAS accreditation, which is a prerequisite for many major clients. BES is type A accredited, which is preferred, they can provide highly objective opinions.

Customer

Senior Project Manager

The BES inspectors are way more technically competent and diligent compared to other providers. I previously used Allianz, and BES definitely stands out due to their strong technical competence and strong back office support.

Customer

Project Operations Manager

BES is a really disruptive force in the market, they are able to provide a variety of necessary services to their customers and none of the other big players are able to provide that breadth of services.

Industry competitor

We have been with BES for the past 5 years and don’t plan on switching providers. They are very flexible with their services and are able to bring the best inspectors who can deal with on the ground challenges and build real relationships with clients.

Customer

Global Technical Services Manager

Why choose us

Commitment to quality

BES Group is committed to providing our customers with the highest quality services possible. We use state-of-the-art equipment and software, and our assessors are all certified to the highest standards. 

Industry expertise

Our specialist experience in EEMUA 159 (Qualified Tank Assessors), pressure vessels, and a wide range of industries allows us to apply the best-fit procedures and code calculations to non-code-built assets.

Nationwide service offering

No matter where you're based, we're proud to say that we can carry out Tank Inspections on sites throughout in the UK. 

35,000 satisfied customers

We've built a strong reputation for providing exceptional service to over 35,000 satisfied customers from diverse industries. Our unwavering commitment to customer satisfaction has resulted in long-standing partnerships and unwavering trust.

800+ expert engineers

Our team of over 800 skilled engineers possesses a wealth of knowledge and expertise in a range of disciplines. Their deep understanding of your equipment and operating conditions ensures that they deliver proactive solutions that optimise asset performance and minimise downtime

A legacy of 160+ years of experience

With over 160 years of experience in the industry, we've witnessed the evolution of industry practices and have adapted our approach to meet the ever-changing needs of our customers. Our deep understanding of asset management, compliance and predictive technologies enables us to deliver cutting-edge solutions that drive operational excellence.

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