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Tank Foam Filling Service

If you need a cost-effective method to safely remove a fuel tank or store it for later use, look no further than our tank foam filling service. Grab a quote by calling 0333 004 0385 or learn more below.

What is tank foam filling?

Foam filling is a method used to safely decommission a fuel tank by filling it with foam to absorb any hydrocarbons – making it safe, easy to store or remove, and reusable in the future.

What is the process of tank foam filling?

Our engineers will survey your site and fuel tank before uplifting your old fuel and injecting the foam through a small opening in your tank. Unlike other decommissioning methods, such as concrete filling, foam filling does not require degassing beforehand. Our team use RG22 hard foam that provides additional flexibility as it can be easily removed, which means the tank can be dispose of or stored for future use. Once completed, you’ll receive a certificate from us stating that your tank(s) are safe in situ.

We offer end-to-end project management for all fuel-related needs, meaning we can uplift any remaining fuel before decommissioning your tank, so you don’t need to worry if you have fuel left in your tank beforehand – we can even purchase your fuel off you if it’s still usable.

Why choose foam filling over concrete filling?

Foam filling has many significant benefits over concrete filling, making it the perfect solution for most businesses. The advantages of foam filling over concrete filling include:

Foam is lighter than concrete

A foam filled tank weighs approximately 25kg per 1000L which is far lighter than concrete. This means it’s much easier to remove and takes less specialist equipment to maneuver. Concrete filled tanks often require more planning and manpower, and for this reason, is mainly used for tanks that are underground.

Foam filling provides greater flexibility than concrete

While concrete filling is a viable option, it’s a permanent solution to decommission a tank. Foam filling, however, can be both a permanent and temporary solution due to the fact the foam can be removed in the future. If you’re unsure whether you may need to put the tank back into use, foam filling gives you the choice of using the tank again should you need to.

Foam filling is more cost-effective per cubic metre than concrete

Foam filling is typically far cheaper than concrete filling because it requires less equipment, it’s a simpler and quicker process, and the fact that it does not require the tank to be degassed beforehand.

Foam filling is a safer option than concrete

Concrete filling can leave hollow voids in your tank which allows harmful gases to build up and potentially render your tank hazardous again in the future. Foam filling, however, is not only environmentally-friendly and rot-proof, but also absorbs all hydrocarbons and hardens to ensure the tank is completely full so gas cannot build-up. It also protects your tank walls from rust and corrosion so you can reuse your tank if needed.

For the full benefits of foam filling, speak to a member of our team by calling 0333 004 0385.

Why choose Nationwide Fuels?

With over 60 years of experience in the fuel industry, we’ve developed the knowledge and expertise to help customers in a range of sectors and have decommissioned fuel tanks of all shapes and sizes – so no matter your requirements, we can meet your business’ needs.

Call 0333 004 0385 to speak to our tank experts and book a tank foam filling today.

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