Tank and Pipeline Inspection Program
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 40 CFR Part 280 and 40 CFR Part 112 mandate industry standard inspections on tanks and piping that have the potential of impacting the environment as the result of a product release (leak). State regulations in most states either adopt the EPA regulations or are more rigorous.
What are Your Options?
To comply with these regulations, you have two options: obtain American Petroleum Institute (API-653, API-570) and Steel Tank Institute (STI SP001) inspection certification and procure the needed test equipment or have highly qualified, cost effective, API/STI certified inspectors perform these tasks for you.
Why Use Varec as Your Tank or Pipeline Inspector?
Varec, Inc. is an industry leader in implementing, managing, maintaining and optimizing comprehensive environmental compliance programs. Utilizing API and STI tank inspectors on staff, as well as certified specialty inspectors and NDT technicians, Varec has conducted tank and pipeline inspections for the U.S. Department of Defense, Defense Energy Support Center (DESC) for over 5 years.
Highly Qualified and Cost Effective
Our team of certified professionals is currently under contract to conduct Designated UST Operator duties at several California installations.
How We Work
Our team of certified professionals performs the following functions:
- Periodic inspection of field constructed or shop manufactured steel tanks utilizing the latest standards published by the API and STI
- Periodic precision integrity testing and inspection of underground tanks in accordance with state environmental requirements
- Detailed engineering evaluations of piping systems to establish remaining life and identify any defects in the piping system utilizing specialized technologies, such as C-Scan and Guided Wave, in addition to the traditional Un-destructive Testing (UT).
As part of the Varec program, we also implement an infrastructure inspection database to help manage your facility, which includes:
- Repair/upgrade requirements identified in inspections
- Future inspections scheduling
- Maintenance of an active record storage of all inspection reports