Petroleum and Chemical Bulk Storage, Design, Compliance and Removal Services

Posted on July 29, 2015

Client: Compendium of Public Sector Clients – New York State
Location: New York State
Project Type: Petroleum and Chemical Bulk Storage, Design, Compliance and Removal Services

Major Components

  • Petroleum and Chemical Bulk Storage Tank Design
  • Chemical Transfer Containment Design
  • Petroleum and Chemical Bulk Storage Tank Removal Services

Project Description

Petroleum and Chemical Bulk Storage Tank Design

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The design of petroleum and chemical bulk storage tanks requires careful consideration to meet the NYSDEC Petroleum and Chemical Bulk Storage Regulations and the New York State Uniform Fire Prevention and Building Code. Our staff at D&B are familiar with these regulations and are able to provide the client with a petroleum and chemical bulk storage design that includes all required leak detection monitoring, overflow monitoring, secondary containment piping, appropriate labeling, pressure testing and tank tightness, coating, metering pumps and appurtenances, chemical injection points, heat tracing, and emergency eyewash showers.

Our staff of civil, electrical and environmental engineers has been responsible for projects that include the design and development of construction plans and specifications for the installation of petroleum and chemical bulk storage tanks in New York City, and Nassau and Westchester Counties. Our engineers have also assisted in construction services which involved the bidding process, site visits for inspection, correspondence with general and electrical contractors, record of progress, change orders, shop drawing review, punch list as well as requisition approval.

To complete the process, our engineers assisted the owners by creating a fill procedure outline to mount and display at each chemical storage facility. Spill prevention reports, to prevent injuries and accidents during the transfer of chemicals were also developed. These projects were completed for the following municipal clients:

• New York City Department of Environmental Protection
• The Incorporated Village of Mineola
• The Port Washington Water District
• The Incorporated Village of Sands Point Department of Water
• The Incorporated Village of Scarsdale
• The Westbury Water District
• Westchester Joint Water Works

Chemical Transfer Containment DesignPBS-CBS Photo 2

By December 22, 1998, all existing underground and aboveground tanks and appurtenances were required to be upgraded to meet the standards for new construction found in Part 599 of the NYSDEC Chemical Bulk Storage Regulations. The upgrades required that all hazardous chemical storage tanks, be upgraded so that they were equipped with a secondary containment system.

At this time, all transfers of hazardous substances must occur at a transfer station equipped with spill containment. This addendum was created so that the owner or operator could prevent spills and leaks from leaching through the ground or draining to a municipal catch basin during the transfer of hazardous chemicals during delivery.

Our staff of civil, electrical and environmental engineers has been responsible for projects that include the design and development of construction plans and specifications for emergency spill chemical transfer containment areas in New York City, and Nassau and Westchester Counties. Our engineers have also assisted in construction services which involved the bidding  process, site visits for inspection, correspondence with general contractor electrical contractor and owner, record of progress, change orders, shop drawing review, punch list as well as requisition approval.

To complete the process, our engineers assisted the owners by creating a fill procedure outline to be mounted and displayed at each chemical storage facility. Spill prevention reports, as well as annual updates, to prevent injuries and accidents during the transfer of chemicals were also developed. These projects were completed for the following municipal clients:

• New York City Department of Environmental Protection
• The Albertson Water District
• The Town of Hempstead Department of Water
• The Incorporated Village of Mineola
• The Port Washington Water District
• The Incorporated Village of Sands Point Department of Water
• The Westbury Water District
• The Incorporated Village of Williston Park
• Westchester Joint Water Works

Petroleum and Chemical Bulk Storage Tank Removal ServicesPBS-CBS Photo 3

The removal of all petroleum and chemical bulk storage tanks is almost always a hazardous assignment because the tank could be a current or potential threat to human health or the environment. There are strict NYSDEC and local regulations that must be followed throughout each step of the project. Our staff at D&B are familiar with the regulations related to the removal of petroleum and chemical bulk storage tanks and have been involved in numerous projects relating to removal of above and below ground storage tanks, tanks both temporarily or permanently out-of-service or abandoned.

Our staff of civil and environmental engineers has been responsible for projects that include removal of petroleum and  chemical bulk storage tanks in Nassau and Westchester Counties. Our engineers have also made sure that a site assessment for permanent closure was completed. The site assessments include soil, vapor, or ground water monitoring in sufficient depth to determine if environmental contamination exists in the vicinity of the tank site.

Our staff has also assisted in construction services which involved the bidding process, site visits for inspection, correspondence with contractor and owner, record of progress and reporting to New York State DEC and local Fire Marshal. Projects have been completed for the following municipal clients:

• The Incorporated Village of Mineola
• The Incorporated Village of Sands Point Department of Water
• The Incorporated Village of Scarsdale
• The Westbury Water District
• Westchester Joint Water Works

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