Our fuel maintenance and management services to the railway industry are delivered in collaboration with Motorail UK.
Operating as Total Tank Solutions (TTS), the organisation’s UK testing depots are based in Immingham, Lincolnshire, and Long Marston in Warwickshire. From these bases, our mobile maintenance teams reach out to wherever railway wagons are operated.
Working collaboratively with other industry specialists, such as Motorail UK, brings together a unique combination of specialist services.
Our experience in the downstream fuel market and Motorail UK’s reputation as Britain’s leading storage and rolling stock management company delivers a comprehensive and wide-reaching service to rail industry clients. As well as reducing the wagon testing downtime, the TTS service also significantly improves quality standards, reporting, and health and safety levels.
Maintaining railway networks is a specialism in itself because we can only hydro -test the railway fuel systems. In simple terms, instead of a standard vacuum testing – we fill the tank with water and add pressure to it. Occasionally the tank can fail the test, providing the issue itself isn’t structural, we can restore with our solutions.
We carry out 2 types of testing:
RID 4 year intermediate tank test.
As part of the test the tank will have an external inspection including all tank related parts, P&V valves will be replaced with overhauled and certified valves, the manlid O ring will be replaced.
A pressure test of the vessel will be carried out and witnessed by an inspector from one of the inspection bodies. The inspector will issue the tank certification.
RID 8 Year Periodic tank test
As part of the tank test the tank will have an external inspection of the barrel and all associated parts.
The tank will then be cleaned and gas free certified, new foot valve seals and manlid o rings are fitted, the tank will then be completely filled with water and pressure tested, this is witnessed by the inspector, the tank is drained and dried, an internal inspection is carried out, the P&V valves are replaced with overhauled and certified valves, a air pressure test is carried out, again witnessed by the inspection body. The inspector will issue the tank test certificate.
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