Fuel Storage Tank Preservation
Date: September 2010
Location: Kings Lynn Power Station
The power station at Kings Lynn has a 50,000 litre fuel storage tank. This tank is not currently used and would be unlikely to be used in the near future. The power station staff were concerned that the tank could start to corrode, particularly from the inside out due to the fact that the inside of the tank was just bare metal
1) The Task
The power station staff approached HITEK-nology Solutions Ltd to provide a solution that would protect the inside of the tank from corrosion for a period of up to two years, whilst at the same time allowing the tank to be placed into use without any requirements for cleaning it out first should the need arise.
2) Product Used
- VpCI 705
3) The Solution
VpCI 705 was chosen as this was also a fuel additive and would ensure that the storage tank could be put straight back into use without the need for any cleaning or any adverse affect on any fuel that would be stored in the tank. This treatment has resulted in the low cost storage of this asset for a period of up to two years.