Oil and industrial works

Oil and industrial works

An effective and secure intervention
TRAPIL compliance of the storage tanks  
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Oil and industrial works

Oil networks and facilities as well as industrial sites and hydrocarbon tanks need to be maintained regularly. As an expert in this field, SITA offers interventions with specialist tools and skilled personnel, and all this is guaranteed to be in full compliance with current regulations.

Collecting and evacuating oil products and other hazardous waste

Collecting and evacuating oil products and other hazardous waste involve the use of specific techniques. SITA provides qualified personnel and specialist vehicles for these operations:

  • Cleaning the tanks manually or mechanically (crude oil, heavy fuel, domestic heating oil, gas, kerosene, aromatic essence, solvents, bitumen, slop etc)
  • Pumping and sending all hydrocarbon products and hazardous industrial waste in bulk or conditioned (polluting, toxic, flammable or corrosive) to authorised treatment centres
  • Emergency interventions in the event of accidental contamination

The traceability of the whole operation, from the removal at the point of production to delivery to the treatment or recovery (if possible) centre, is guaranteed by our procedures and is underpinned by the Certificate of Acceptance and the waste tracking sheets (BSD in France) that are kept.

Ensuring the maintenance and compliance of the hydrocarbon tanks

The maintenance and compliance of the hydrocarbon tanks are crucial for human safety and the environment. As a result, SITA provides these services:

  • Cleaning, degassing and neutralising the tanks, in compliance with regulations and safety measures (certificates give all safety guarantees before open flame works)
  • Cutting and removing the tanks
  • Making sure the tanks are tightly sealed using acoustic or hydraulic methods
  • Controlling and verifying the leak detection systems on double jacket tanks
  • Adding a second skin to single jacket tanks (resin, rubber skin)

There are two ways to ensure the compliance of hydrocarbon tanks in double jackets according to the government notice of 18 April 2008:

–          The resin double jacket

–          The tank with a soft interior called ‘rubber skin’

Adding a second skin to single jacket tanks doesn’t involve heavy civil engineering (it is fast and saves money).

Every year, LNE and TUV audit the two procedures in order to guarantee a quality and advanced follow-up of the procedures submitted to current regulations.

There is no need to plan for eventual decontamination when removing the existing tank.

The skins are compatible with new fuels.

The procedures come with a five-year minimum warranty that can be extended to 10 years.

Ensuring industrial maintenance

To make sure that the industrial sites work properly, SITA uses its expertise and advanced tools to perform the following:

  • On-site works in the event of technical shutdowns
  • High pressure and very high pressure water blasting
  • Water blasting, dry ice blasting
  • Powdered products suction
  • Mechanical maintenance in the plumbing and the boiler room
  • Pumping and draining (tanks, basins, pump shafts, hydrocarbon separator, cleaning areas etc)
  • Installing and replacing hydrocarbon separators
  • Cleaning and disinfecting the air cooler and cooling towers


  • TRAPIL compliance of the storage tanks  
    Sita - Trapil - Mise en conformité des cuves de stockage

    SANITRA SERVICES, a subsidiary of SITA AMI, has long been in charge of making sure the storage tanks at the depots of the Le Havre/Paris and ODC pipeline network are in compliance with current regulations. Before transforming the tanks, the following steps are necessary: cleaning and degassing the tanks containing hydrocarbon products (gas, diesel oil, fuel oil, kerosene).
    A second layer was added to the single jacket tanks to meet the requirements stated in the government notice of 18 April 2008.

  • AVIA, DELEK, TOTAL petrol station network
    Sita - Avia - Delek - Total - Réseaux de stations services

    SANITRA SERVICES, a subsidiary of SITA AMI, is responsible for making sure hydrocarbon storage tanks are in compliance with regulations.

    On the whole petrol station network in France (from the North to Corsica), SANITRA SERVICES adds a second layer to single jacket tanks and makes sure the associated tanks and pipes are leak-tight.
    In order to reduce the risk in confined spaces, SANITRA SERVICES is now equipped with an Atex cleaning tool and Atex video camera system (zone 1), which makes it easier to clean and visually inspect the tanks, with no-one having to go inside them.

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