New EEMUA guidance on inspection and maintenance of plastic tanks

29 November 2017

EEMUA has published the first edition of a new guide addressing the management of plastic tanks, from cradle to grave – EEMUA Publication 225, “Above ground plastic tanks - a guide to their specification, installation, commissioning, inspection, maintenance, repair and disposal”. 

Plastic tanks used in industrial heavy engineering applications have typically been regarded as “fit and forget” items, with lifetime based purely on manufacturers’ recommendations for nominal operating conditions. This often does not take into account the specific conditions of tank usage, leading both to tank failure in service, and the unnecessary scrapping of serviceable tanks.

EEMUA Publication 225 fills a major gap in industry knowledge, providing practical, pragmatic guidance for owners and operators of plastic tanks, which can help to reduce the risk of failure in service and enable the extension of service life where appropriate.

EEMUA Publication 225 is available to buy in print and digital editions from the EEMUA online Shop