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by tankgenie
Fri Sep 11, 2020 3:41 pm
Forum: Service & Technical
Topic: What spare parts to keep on hand?
Replies: 3
Views: 260

Re: What spare parts to keep on hand?

In what state are your stations located? Locality may affect an answer to this.
by tankgenie
Fri Sep 11, 2020 3:34 pm
Forum: Construction & Installation
Topic: AST question
Replies: 1
Views: 138

Re: AST question

For us, it has always been enforced as 3 feet from outer wall. However, if the tanks are UL 2085 you could ask the regulator to take the fire rating into consideration for a variance. Sorry to hear of the problem..
by tankgenie
Tue Jan 14, 2020 8:54 am
Forum: Construction & Installation
Topic: Above Ground Gasoline Tank-Classified Area Question
Replies: 4
Views: 1130

Re: Above Ground Gasoline Tank-Classified Area Question

Chapter 8 of NFPA 30A is the guideline for this. It is confusing because Table 8.3.2 talks about dikes and tank shells which generally aren't terms used to describe the 6" reinforced concrete of a ConVault or the protection offered by other UL 2085 protected tanks. NFPA 30A 8.3.3. helps clear this u...
by tankgenie
Thu Sep 26, 2019 10:18 am
Forum: Job-Site Safety
Topic: AST Fall Protecton
Replies: 1
Views: 2903

Re: AST Fall Protecton

-Temporary scaffolding is very common and is the safest -Using one of the pipe nipples or risers on top of the tank, you can construct a tie-off "T" (not common) -Urge the client to install a better safety ladder if routine maintenance is being performed Email me if you have a specific tank type que...
by tankgenie
Thu Sep 26, 2019 10:14 am
Forum: Opinion Polls
Topic: 2019 NACS Show
Replies: 2
Views: 1370

Re: 2019 NACS Show

See you there!
by tankgenie
Fri Sep 20, 2019 10:01 am
Forum: Construction & Installation
Topic: Sinking a fuel tank in a wet hole installation
Replies: 1
Views: 1335

Re: Sinking a fuel tank in a wet hole installation

Check out this video - the time it will go to discussing installing with water in the hole
https://youtu.be/fDwjDXg87dM?t=1162
by tankgenie
Thu Jun 06, 2019 12:22 pm
Forum: Construction & Installation
Topic: Tank Warranty Voided
Replies: 8
Views: 2351

Re: Tank Warranty Voided

Manufacturers in our industry spend a great amount of time and attention writing installation & maintenance manuals for their tanks & equipment. Its always a good idea to read them. Usually, its a contractor who gets a job and isn't really in our industry that skips this step.... Certainly not any o...
by tankgenie
Mon Jun 03, 2019 2:03 pm
Forum: Construction & Installation
Topic: Virginia Beach Tragedy-Contractor...
Replies: 3
Views: 1870

Virginia Beach Tragedy-Contractor...

This may be a little off topic. Virginia Beach is my hometown and my sister was in the building next to the one where the shooting took place in the municipal complex. She's fine, but heard and saw a bit too much. Such scary times. But in terms of our business, did anyone else feel particularly sad ...
by tankgenie
Thu Aug 09, 2018 2:55 pm
Forum: Construction & Installation
Topic: Tank Inspections & Repair Work in Puerto Rico
Replies: 0
Views: 1640

Tank Inspections & Repair Work in Puerto Rico

I checked the PEI member directory and was astonished to see we have zero members in Puerto Rico. Is there anyone here on the forum that does work in Puerto Rico? We have some customer sites (ASTs) needing attention that were affected by the hurricanes last year and I am having a hard time finding a...