ASTs are often used to store hazardous, flammable, or toxic contents. Poor maintenance can lead to contamination of the tank’s contents and loss of resources, not to mention leakage that can be disastrous for workers, facility operations, and local surroundings.
A neglected or poorly maintained AST may result in:
- Contaminated fuel and resulting equipment damage
- Daily, weekly, and monthly monitoring — Tracking contents and monitoring systems on a regular basis allows for simple material management and easy compliance with industry regulations. Regular monitoring also allows users to immediately detect any kind of contamination, long before major issues arise.