Equipment Solutions

Equipment Solutions for Safe Tank Working

We design and manufacture equipment solutions for safe tank working specifically to support efficient tank inspections and repairs. 

Ventilation and power distribution

The Safe System of Work (SSOW) is a fully integrated ventilation and power distribution system, deployed and operated in either Zone 1 or Zone 2 areas, with inbuilt fire and gas detection, dampers and automatic shutdown – mitigating any need for human intervention.

The logic conditions, equipment status and alarms produced by the Safe System of Work can be relayed to the installation Central Control Room (CCR) via Wifi or wired ethernet.

Confined space personnel monitoring

Our tank entry system is an electronically relayed T-card system, with a remote display screen in the CCR. At the tank entrance there is a simple entry switchboard system which also provides a local display of who is inside the confined space. This entry board contains a PLC which relays name, headcount and the entry status to the CCR using WiFi or ethernet cable.

It has battery backup so in the event of power failure, the last screen shot is still displayed. The system can also be adapted to operate using swipe cards or proximity tokens.

Efficient tank cleaning

We are experienced in defining cleaning requirements appropriately. Where necessary we can project manage and oversee bulk demucking, hotwashing and pumping of residual fluids in tank spaces.

As part of our range of equipment solutions for safe tank working, we hold hotwashing and pumping kit in stock for our team to use when required. We also have a significant understanding of how to run bulk demucking scopes safely and efficiently.

Safe hotwork during production

For our managed repair projects, we supply all the necessary equipment to execute the works offshore. Our hotwork kit includes: welding and cutting plant, hand tools, construction aids, rigging equipment, welding consumables, welding gas, compressed air distribution, power distribution and extension cables. We also have stock of Classification Society approved ship repair plates in a range of sizes to suit the most likely urgent repair scopes.

Access solutions

The selection of the most suitable access method for executing repairs at height is dependent on the quantity of work to be carried out, the resource pool available and the nature of the tasks. Whilst it may be suitable to carry out some tasks using only rope access, more difficult scopes are made more efficient if stable work platforms can be provided. MTL have developed work platform designs in steel, GRP and using scaffold for a wide range of tank workscopes with great success.

Coating repairs on-station

When carrying out coating repairs, we strive to ensure that the best quality repair is achieved. Every effort is taken to ensure that the surface is prepared to a high standard to ensure that coating repairs adhere properly and last. Our dehumidification system enables us to achieve the optimum environment for carrying out coating repairs while on-station.