EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J.
- Oct. 12, 2019
-- Removal of a heating oil tank may sound simple enough. However, complacency with regard to safety regulation can cause serious injury, death and damage to residential and commercial properties. Smoking on worksite during a tank removal is a absolute danger condition and has caused many fatalities in this industry. Another serious safety concern is using non explosion proof electrical equipment inside a heating oil tank to remove sludge. Recently while supervising a oil tank removal for a client, a oil tank company was observed using a electric non explosion proof or NFPA approved shop vacuum. A leading cause of tank explosions during oil tank removal is improper tank inerting and using no approved tools when working in a petroleum rich atmosphere. Using a shop vac is lazy mans way of cleaning sludge from a heating oil tank and it puts bystanders and employees at risk in addition to not following OSHA Health and safety guidelines. Environmental Systems has over 20 years experience properly removing and remediating heating oil tanks. All Environmental Systems heating oil tank removals have Licensed Site Remediation Professionals supervising the removals to insure the NJDEP's Technical Regulations for Site Remediation are followed. To receive receive additional information regarding Oil Tank removals contact Environmental Systems at 732-892-8707 or visit our website at www.allenvirosystem.com.