Why inspect your storage tank?

With some GRP tanks having design lives of 20+ years there may be an understandable tendency to ‘fit and forget’.

Better tank management, from the outset, should lead to an even longer tank life, increased site safety, reduced downtime and ultimately will save money.

In addition, having an inspection plan in place, committing to a regular schedule of tank inspections and maintenance as well as keeping appropriate records will keep your company well aligned with the expectations of the HSE.

The HSE produces two ‘advice to user’ guides PM75 for GRP and PM86 for thermoplastic tanks. These offer recommendations on the timing and extent of inspections, inspection techniques and guidance on repairs. 

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with UltraAnalytix™

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Comprehensive tank tests and detailed
reports for your most crucial assets.

Taking care of your inspections schedule

Over time, a full dossier can be built up for each individual tank which will allow any indication of slow degradation to be recorded.

We can arrange fixed inspection periods for us to contact you when an inspection is due. This will alleviate some of your responsibilities ensuring you have safe and secure tanks, vessels and other equipment. We will keep a copy of your records and maintain a full “tank” history dossier and database.

30+ years of tank inspections experience

Our ‘founding fathers’ at Forbes Group – one of the biggest tank manufacturers in the UK – have decades of experience in tank design, manufacture, installation and testing. 

The lifespan of a tank is something we have dedicated 1000’s of man hours to. 

Few companies can match our level of experience in this field. 

Get your tank tested today!

Ultrasonic tank testing technology that detects issues such as delamination and damage to the corrosion barrier…


Tank Inspections Ltd is the UK licensee for UltraAnalytix™, a non-destructive and non-intrusive method for inspecting industrial equipment made of GRP and other composite materials. 

The UltraAnalytix™ system combines ultrasonic data and external visual assessments to deliver a comprehensive test. Data is collected from external surfaces often while tanks or piping are still in operation, which limits the need for confined space entry. High frequency sound waves, directed at the tank, are reflected back through the laminate to produce a set of distinctive echo patterns.

3 Steps to Protect Your Tank & Extend its Life

Choose Quality

Pick a quality tank from a trusted tank manufacturer.

Plan Testing

Don’t fit and forget - put an inspection schedule and maintenance plan in place


Get advice on the tank's condition and recommend remedial action if required