Certified Tank Inspection and Testing Services in the San Francisco Bay Area
NDT Tanknicians is a trusted name in storage tank and pressure vessel testing, inspections, and repairs in San Francisco, Oakland, and San Jose, California. We go above and beyond to ensure the structural integrity of your aboveground tanks, boilers, pressure vessels, and pipelines so that you can enjoy peace of mind.
Increase the longevity of your assets with expert mechanical integrity evaluations and non-destructive testing.
Non-destructive testing (NDT)
OSHA 10, 30 & 40 Approved
API 653, API 510, API 570 & SP0001 Certified
Oil and gas
Industrial Asset Management Made Simple
Our Inspectors are certified ASNT-SNT-TC-1A Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) technicians. Our NDT methods yield in-depth quantitative results, allowing us to calculate corrosion rates and find areas of excessive deterioration. We can then recommend the preventative maintenance needed to mitigate the probability of a hazardous discharge into the environment and avoid more costly repairs later on.
We perform both fixed interval inspections and risk-based inspections to provide insight into the structural integrity of your assets when it is most needed. Our expert API 653, API 510, STI SP0001, and API 570 inspections will uncover exactly how well your tank is holding up, to both outside elements and the product it contains.
OUR NON-DESTRUCTIVE TESTING SERVICES INCLUDE:
- Above Ground & Underground Tank Inspection
- Visual Inspections
- Ultrasonic Testing
- Magnetic Particle Testing / Magnaflux Inspection
- Penetrant Dye Testing
- Vacuum Box Testing
- Radiographic Testing
- Ultrasonic Thickness Testing
- Tank Tightness Testing
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Why Petrochemical Companies in San Francisco, Oakland, and San Jose are Choosing NDT Tanknicians
NDT Tanknicians understands the challenges faced by industrial companies in Northern California. While the Bay Area’s five major sea ports connect the region’s manufacturers and suppliers to national and international markets and logistics, the salt water of the San Francisco Bay increases the oxidation rates and corrosion of storage tanks in the area and may shorten the lifespan of crucial materials. Coating failure can be a major issue in this area. In addition to tank inspections, NDT Tanknicians offers high-quality anti-corrosive coating and lining services, safeguarding the future of your assets, as well as repair services to remedy existing areas of corrosion.
Thanks to the crude fields in the San Joaquin Valley and the Los Angeles Basin, oil and gas is a major industry in California. Over 20 giant oil fields operate in San Joaquin Valley, including the largest in the state, the Midway-Sunset oil field. Altogether, the region has produced over 1 billion barrels of oil. Incidents such as the 2012 Chevron refinery fire and 2015 ExxonMobil Refinery explosion underline the importance of professional testing and inspections. Following the 2007 Cosco Busan oil spill in the San Francisco Bay, 8 different bills related to oil spill response were signed into law, including bills requiring more stringent oversight of California’s oil-producing facilities. We are seriously committed to supporting the safety and structural integrity of your assets.
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- American Society of Non-Destructive Testing (ASNT) SNT TC-1A
- National Association of Corrosion Engineers (NACE) Certified Coating Inspector
- Steel Tank Institute (STI) SP001 AST (Shop Fabricated) Certified
- American Petroleum Institute (API) 653 AST (Field Erected) Certified
- American Petroleum Institute (API) 651 (Cathodic Protection) Certified
- American Petroleum Institute (API) 570 (Pipelines)
- American Petroleum Institute (API) 510 (Pressure Vessel)Certified
We take pride in the certifications we hold and strive to always uphold the high standards of the respected organizations that granted them.
OUR FULL RANGE OF SERVICES
Tank Coatings and Linings
We offer surface preparation and application of interior and exterior anti-corrosive coating systems for a wide range of substrates, including concrete, steel alloys, and plastics.
Repairs, Alterations, and Engineering Repairs
Whether you’re dealing with corrosion, plumbing failure, poor maintenance, dispensing and delivery problems, or unsafe tank conditions, our expert repair services increase the lifespan of your assets.
We have extensive experience and state-of-the-art equipment for cleaning all types of industrial environments, including storage tanks, sumps, separators, and pressurized vessels.
Oil & Gas Refining: Above ground Storage Tanks, Process piping & Pressure vessels
Insulated Asphalt ASTs
Air Receiver Tanks
ENGINEERING & EVALUATION
Mechanical Integrity Evaluation
Non Destructive Testing
Mechanical Integrity Evaluation
Asset Remaining Life
PETROLEUM GOVERNANCE IN THE BAY AREA
Above ground tanks and containers with the capacity to store 55 gallons or more of petroleum are subject to the Aboveground Petroleum Storage Act and all tank facilities are required to prepare and implement a Federal Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure (SPCC) Plan.
The Environmental Health Branch of the San Francisco Department of Public Health oversees petroleum activities and compliance for the city of San Francisco.
San Francisco Department Of Public Health
101 Grove St, San Francisco, CA 94102
Phone: (415) 554-2500
NATIONAL REGULATORY AGENCIES
Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration’s Office of Pipeline Safety (PHMSA)
1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20590
Phone: (202) 366-4433
HAZMAT Registration Help Desk: (202) 366-4109
Hazardous Materials Information Center: 1 (800) 467-4922
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
California Regional Office
75 Hawthorne Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
Phone: (415) 947-8000 or (866) EPA-WEST (toll free)
Fax: (415) 947-3553
STATE AND COUNTY REGULATORY AGENCIES
California Public Utility Commission (CPUC)
320 West 4th Street, Suite 500, Los Angeles, CA 90013
Phone: (213) 576-7000 or (800) 848-5580 (toll free)
Fax: (213) 576-7007
California Department of Conservation – Geologic Energy Management Division
715 P Street, MS 1803, Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: (916) 445-9686
Office of the State Fire Marshal (OSFM)
715 P Street, Sacramento, CA 95814
PO Box 944246, Sacramento, CA 94244-2460
Phone: (916) 568-3800