Thermography and Topography
Thermal imaging aids in the assessment of solid and liquid volumes within a tank. Solids accumulation is evident by a temperature differential within the substrate. Our technical team has over 30 years of material assessment experience and we utilize the latest in Flir infrared camera technology to:
Assess solid and liquid volumes within a tank
Map locations of solids accumulation
Identify access point(s) for the safest and most cost effective outcome
After material mapping, our certified thermography technicians determine next steps for sample collection.
Depending on project needs, both discrete and composite samples may be collected and submitted for testing. Sampling may be viable through tank hatches, stuffing boxes and valve systems. TankScope Canada uses both standard and unique sampling tools to access materials within the tank.
Samples are collected from identified ‘zones’ within the tank to ensure characterization of all materials.
Samples are date and time stamped along with unique identifiers for the tank and sampling location in relation to the topography map.
Provision of additional samples to Client Environmental team, upon request.
All sampling protocols are conducted with safety at the forefront. In some cases, sampling may be limited due to accessibility.
Samples are provided to both internal and third party laboratories to assess material characteristics applicable to processing and disposal. Testing is project specific but may include:
Slop oil processing needs including: volume fractions, viscosity and temperature requirements, optional blend volumes, and chemical requirements for recovery
Solvent requirement for enhanced solids removal
Properties of recoverable oil
Properties of recoverable water
Solids landfill classification
Testing of material allows for implementation of the best processing options and subsequent lower processing cost with faster turnaround times.
Characterize the material in advance to determine the most cost effective process for sludge and sediment removal.
Know your volumes to accurately assess the disposal costs prior to startup.
Understand the recovery rate required to meet the timeline of the turnaround.
Material characterization will identify any unknown hazards or risks that must be mitigated prior to project startup.