The Importance of Regular Tank Liner Inspections and Maintenance

Storage tanks and water towers require routine inspections, cleanings, and maintenance to ensure proper water quality and equipment longevity.

A tank leak can cause a variety of serious problems. A leaking tank can cause cosmetic issues, costly repairs, or tank failure. More importantly, a tank leak can cause significant environmental contamination as well as workplace injuries. Finally, regular tank inspections are critical for detecting and resolving potentially catastrophic tank issues. You may believe you can detect a leaking tank on your own, but this is not always the case. Many tank leaks go unnoticed for years, leaking products into the surrounding groundwater before the issue is addressed.

Benefits of Regular Tank Liner Inspections and Maintenance

Our expert tank inspectors will begin by inspecting the exterior of your tank for cracks or crazing. If cracks are discovered, our inspector will determine the depth and severity of the crack before proceeding with further testing. Our inspectors will also look for corrosion that is eroding the walls of your tank. Finally, our inspectors will inspect the tank containment area for environmental hazards. If tank problems are discovered, it is not the end of the world. Our inspectors will assess the damage and make recommendations to help you comply.


Large corporations are putting a greater emphasis on environmental protection and preservation. Leaks in storage tanks can be caused by corrosion, poor welding, and UV degradation. Leaks from industrial tanks and vessels can pollute the environment severely. Accidents may also result in punitive penalties, and most industries may never recover from the damage to their reputation. Industrial tank inspections can assist you in identifying structural flaws early on and developing remediation strategies before a disaster occurs.


Industrial tanks require regular NDE inspections to detect cracks, dents, warps, and corrosion that could compromise their structural integrity. Many industries are concerned about chemical corrosion. Corrosion is estimated to cost the Department of Defense about $5 billion per year.

Industrial tank inspections can provide detailed reports on corrosion-related deterioration. The data can assist plant managers in developing lifecycle plans for their tanks and vessels.


Risk-based inspections can assist you in determining the structural integrity of your tanks. This aids in the prevention of accidents within your plant.

Random checks can help you identify problem areas and plan repairs. On-time inspections and prompt repair and maintenance can help protect your employees and the general public living in the surrounding area.


Tank damage can result in significant productivity loss due to product contamination and lost production time. Modern technologies enable NDI inspections, which allow you to conduct a long-term assessment of your tanks without disrupting your workflow. You may not have to halt operations to deal with irreparable damage to your tanks. Early detection of credible damage mechanisms allows for the development of necessary mitigation measures.


Comprehensive tank testing and inspections can be an extremely effective way to save money on repairs. Industrial tank inspections assist businesses in identifying areas of risk and repairing them before a leak occurs. Corrosion and contamination can result in product loss, which can be costly for the company.

Failure to conduct industrial tank inspections can be costly for any business. Consider calling American Tanks if you want a better way to inspect the integrity and safety of your above-ground storage tanks. Our team of experts can assist you in organizing scheduled inspections and testing to keep your tanks in good condition all year.

Does your tank need an inspection? Our friendly and experienced customer service team can help. We offer tried and tested services around Houston, Texas and Longbeach, California.

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