ATS can predict your tank’s reliability. Corrosion accounts for 90% of reported tank failures. Our comprehensive analysis will determine whether an underground tank is at high risk for catastrophic failure in the near future.
Corrosion Evaluation Services
ATS is certified to conduct both corrosion evaluations and soil testing.
Only a few elite companies in the northeast region are trained and certified to offer both services.
An ideal inspection would include both tank testing and corrosive evaluation. The corrosive evaluation would add an extra layer of security by predicting whether the tank is at high risk for catastrophic failure in the near future.
A basic corrosion analysis is performed in conjunction with any tank test.
S.T.E.P.S. Corrosion Testing
ATS is one of a select few companies certified to perform S.T.E.P.S. testing.
Our soil testing personnel have undergone extensive training and obtained certifications by International Lubrication & Fuel Consultants (ILFC) to perform this comprehensive evaluation. ILFC developed the S.T.E.P.S. evaluation primarily for underground tanks under 1,000 gallons.
S.T.E.P.S. predicts the tank’s viability.
This testing process will identify the corrosion rate of buried steel tanks and determine the presence of other factors that accelerate corrosion.
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Areas covered by this service
- New Jersey (NJ)
- Pennsylvania (PA)
Why Use ATS For This Service
Our field technicians have extensive training and field experience.
Certification and Licensing
ATS holds all required certifications and licensing.
Step by Step
Our staff will walk you through each step of the environmental testing process.
Why do buried tanks corrode?
Corrosion is caused by the inherent tendency of iron based metals in underground storage systems to revert to a stable form (known as rust). When steel turns to rust it is an electrochemical process which is dependant on variables that are present in the soil such as soil moisture, pH acidity, backfill material, physical location and any scratching or damage occurring during the tank’s installation.
Can S.T.E.P.S. testing be performed in conjunction with tank testing?
Our comprehensive inspection services include both tank testing and S.T.E.P.S. testing as part of one evaluation. Click here to find out more about our tank testing options.
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