If you are an owner of road tankers, you will understand the importance of regular tanker repairs and servicing. Regular preventative maintenance is a crucial part of keeping your tanker functioning at its full capacity. If you ignore paying heed to the issues and do not have a proactive approach to fixing them, crucial components will eventually stop working and your tanker will soon be off the road.
Road tankers are used for transporting all types of non-hazardous & dangerous goods. If any part or component fails to work correctly, accidents and spills may take place which may also lead to loss of lives or environmental damage. So, you need to make sure your tankers are always inspected and kept in good working condition.
Here are a few important components that you should take extra care inspecting during your pre-start checks and maintenance of your tankers to ensure that they are in good working order.
Remember, it’s your duty of care to ensure the tanker is safe and compliant to operate.
Inspect your tanker’s API outlet valves, fittings and hoses
With huge workloads placed on tanker components, you need to make sure that all the API valves, delivery hoses, hydrants and fittings function as they should and are properly maintained & tested on a regular basis. It only takes a worn fitting or valve to fail and an injury or spill can occur. Make sure you are proactive and not reactive to ensure your tankers are in good working order.
Tank testing 2.5 Yearly Hatch & Vent, 5 Yearly Hydrostatic pressure test
You should inspect the tankers test record plate to ensure you haven’t exceeded the testing intervals as set out in AS2809 parts 1&2. Failure to ensure your tanker is compliant could result in a fine if an accident or spill occurred. Regular tank testing ensures the integrity of the tanker shell and pipe work, including the testing crucial valves and components to ensure they are working at 100%. If left unchecked and not serviced these parts may fail when you need them the most.
Check your tanker’s Fire extinguishers & Spill kits
Poorly maintained or damaged fire extinguishers can easily fail and not work when you need them to work during an accident or accident. Lives count on these items working first time every time, anything less is unacceptable. The same rules apply to your tankers spill response kit, If you notice anything missing from the kit or if it hasn’t been checked for a while, report it to your tanker repairer and they will carry out an inspection on them for you.
Tanker Repairs & Servicing – Who you gonna call ?
By considering the above-mentioned aspects of your tanker operations and the requirements needed during the repair and maintenance process, you can greatly reduce the risk of hazards and damages.
At the same time, you also need to hire a reliable and experienced service provider for tanker repairs, spare parts and services. When you are working with experienced technicians, they will complete the job right the first time. This is where we, at Road Tank Repairs and Services WA, come into the picture.
Road Tank Repairs and Services WA is Perth’s one-stop-shop for tanker repairs, spare parts and servicing. We provide complete tanker repairs and services including SLP Inspections, degassing, tank cleaning, hydrostatic pressure testing, 2.5 yearly hatch & vent testing, spare parts, hose testing, hose supply, calibrations, Bitumen tanker repairs, Bitumen hot hoses, chemical tanker repairs, dangerous goods fit-outs, welding & fabrication. We take pride in our services as all repair work is covered by a guarantee of quality & workmanship.
No one in Perth has the skills or industry experience like RTR can offer you.