NJ Tank Removal And Environmental Clean Up

The presence of underground storage tanks can potentially be a huge liability for home owners and businesses.

Leaking fuel tanks cause water and soil contamination and other environmental hazards. Petro Jersey Industries, Inc. provides various services to meet all your fuel tank and environmental needs including:

Tank Investigation/Location

Petro Jersey Industries will do a property site sweep and tank search investigation which detects anomalies including any USTs (Underground Storage Tanks). Our environmental technicians carefully search the property using special tank locating equipment which will identify any USTs or any underground anomalies such as utilities or other subsurface voids.

Tank Testing

The most common tests are pressure testing, vacuum testing, and subsurface investigation. We will obtain test results on the integrity of your oil tank and if necessary, recommend repairs or remove the tank so it doesn’t cause any further damage to the building, soil or groundwater.

We will remedy these issues quickly so your fuel system can be operating and on line with little down time. All of our tank testing is done by INDEPENDENT highly-qualified affiliate companies to ensure no conflict of interests. When and if your fuel tank is out of service, Petro Jersey Industries will immediately set up a temporary fuel tank so you experience little interruption in your fuel system.

Underground And Above Ground Storage Tank Removal

UST/AST (Underground/Above-ground Storage Tank) Removal Permits are obtained after the “Authorization to Proceed” has been signed by the customer. The area over the tank is excavated and inspected for leakage along with the surrounding soil.

If there is leakage, preparations will be made for removing contamination, carting it away and replacing it with certified clean back fill material.

All fluids and sludge are removed from the exposed tank, the inside of the tank is cleaned and wiped dry, and the tank is pulled from the ground. The cap, vent pipe, and supply and return lines are all removed. The job is then inspected by a town or county inspector. If there is no leakage or soil contamination found, the tank is removed and transported for proper disposal or recycling.

The excavation is back filled, set to grade and the lawn is restored via sod or other landscaping techniques. Above ground Storage Tanks are done in a similar way but without excavation if there is no soil contamination.

Tank Installation – (UST) or (AST)

A local permit is first obtained. For aboveground tanks, we’ll make sure the floor under the proposed oil tank location is safe. A concrete slab is recommended and in some cases required by town ordinance.  Then all fittings, gauges and pipes are installed.

The underground tank is made of resin coatings and steel, which is rust resistant for long life, corrosion and shock resistance. There is an entire line of residential and commercial USTs with anti-corrosion protections.

For example, there is the STI-P3 (Steel Tank Institute) line of tanks which offer protection in three ways: dielectric coating, electrical isolation, and sacrificial anodes.

Tank Cleaning With Closure or Abandonment

This is an option, however, the tank must not have a leak. The top of the tank is cut open, all fluid and sludge is removed and the inside of the tank is cleaned. If no leak is found, the tank is then filled with sand.

Sand and Fill Tanks

First a local permit is obtained and a utility mark-out is performed. A hole is then cut in the tank for access. All oil, sludge and water is removed and sent for proper off-site disposal. The tank is then cleaned, the fill and vent pipes are removed, and the supply/return lines are cut or capped. The tank is filled with the proper amount of sand/gravel and the excavated area is backfilled to grade. An inspection is then performed by a town official after the work is completed.

Site Remediation

If contamination above NJDEP standards is found in the surrounding soil, it must be re-mediated. The soil is excavated and taken to a licensed soil disposal facility. The excavation is then back filled with certified, clean material.

  • Fuel Tank Removal

    Fuel Tank Removal

    Fuel Tank Removal

  • Backfilling an Excavation

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