March 2019 Safety Topic

March (2019) Oil Contamination

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Oil contamination can be costly and hazardous to our health and environment. This is why it is so important to inspect oil tanks regularly, and having an effective and proactive tank maintenance plan as part of your normal operating procedures.

Beyond inspections, have a fuel additive treatment as part of your normal operating procedures. This should not be limited to your customers oil tank/s but to include companies bulk storage tanks. It’s also important to have a spill and clean-up procedure in place.

The Nation Oil-heat Research Alliance (NORA) offers many recommendations for all the above. The following link offers some great tank evaluations. Tank Evaluation Forms.  However it would good to check with your state agencies such as the DEP, DEC, EPA and/or the AHJ (Authority Having Jurisdiction).

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