Tank Inspections

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Tank Inspections In South Africa

Inspecting the integrity of storage tanks is vital to reduce risk to the environment and maintain the health and safety of persons during operations. Storage tank inspections are a legal requirement in many industries, regardless of whether the tanks store a hazardous or non-hazardous substance. The collapse of a tank could have devastating consequences for your business and the environment. DonTech Engineering Specialists provides tank inspection services for a wide variety of industries. This includes the oil & gas industry, the mining sector, energy industry, hospitality industry, and food processing industry, to list a few. Essentially, any company that utilises a storage tank can contact DonTech to conduct a thorough inspection.

Benefits Of Using DonTech


DonTech Engineering Specialists has over 10 years of experience in tank inspections on both horizontal and vertical storage tanks.


We will provide numerous types of professional inspections and testing for various types of horizontal and vertical storage tanks.


If tanks need to be emptied and cleaned before an internal inspection, we call on our trusted network of service providers to assist.


DonTech Engineering Specialists has over 10 years of experience in tank inspections on both horizontal and vertical storage tanks. These inspections involve an API653 certified aboveground storage tank inspector and a Professional Engineer. This provides our clients with peace of mind that any risks due to the condition of a tank will be identified. When it comes to inspecting storage tank integrity, we have experience in ultrasonic thickness testing, welding inspections, corrosion analysis, structural analysis, foundation analysis, and bund requirements and conditions. All these aspects are vital to conduct a holistic assessment of the condition of your storage tank. Clients are then able to take the right steps to manage risks, if any, appropriately and ensure compliance with the law.
Tank inspection process

Tank Inspections

There are numerous types of tank inspections that may be required, depending on the governing standard you use:

  • Five yearly aboveground storage tank external inspections and testing;
  • Ten yearly aboveground storage tank internal inspections and testing;
  • Annual waste storage tank inspections and testing;
  • Annual underground storage tank inspections and testing; and
  • Ad hoc tank integrity inspections of tanks if there is a concern, or if you want to purchase a second-hand tank and need to know the condition.

If you are unsure of how often your tank needs to be inspected or unsure of the inspection requirements, get in touch with us, and we will gladly assist you.

Trusted Network

When the integrity of a storage tank requires an inspection, sometimes it is not a simple process. For example, tanks may need to be emptied and cleaned before an internal inspection, scaffolding may need to be erected, the welding may require non-destructive testing, or there may be tank repairs required.

If this is the case, then there is no need for you, as our client, to be concerned if you do not know what to do. DonTech Engineering Specialists are connected to many companies which offer these services and can advise you on the best way to proceed should you require any of these extra services.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long does a tank inspection take?
The duration of a tank inspection varies depending on the nature of the inspection and the size of the tank. Inspections can range from a few hours to a few days, depending on whether repairs are required.
Once an inspection is completed, what type of report is issued?
DonTech issues a soft copy of the tank inspection report to clients. Hardcopies can also be issued at the client’s request. DonTech also keeps all inspection reports on file at their office as a backup.
Can DonTech offer tank cleaning services?
Yes, DonTech can offer tank cleaning services, which is often required prior to internal tank inspections.
Does DonTech arrange the relevant Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) services?
Yes, DonTech can arrange for the relevant NDT services if a client requests this service for their tank inspection.
Does DonTech offer retainer packages for regular tank inspections?
Yes, to ease the administrative and regulatory burden on our clients, we can customise a package for periodic inspections and will remind you when your inspections are due and contact you to set them up.