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Clean, Inspect, Repair Tanks | Kunsan, Suwon, and K-16 Air Bases

Gilbane identified deficiencies and recommended additional repairs in the tank inspection reports.

Gilbane cleaned, inspected and repaired 13 storage tanks at three US Air Bases in Korea: Kunsan, Suwon, and K-16. The various-sized tanks included cut-and-cover, aboveground storage tanks (ASTs), and underground storage tanks.

The tank inspections, which were executed per API 653 and API 650 standards, identified numerous mechanical repairs and necessary upgrades needed to return each tank to compliance. Gilbane also performed tank tightness testing.

Overall mechanical repairs and necessary upgrades included repairs to patch plates, valves, piping, and containment; lead-based paint (LBP) abatement; stilling well installation; seal welding and pitting repairs; and vacuum vent and manual gauge hatch repairs. Gilbane inspected all welds via magnetic particle or dye penetrant testing. Gilbane also resealed/recoated deteriorated metal components including vents, access hatches, piping, electrical components, pits and tank interiors.

After repairing each tank, Gilbane calibrated the tank and had a licensed tank inspector certify all repairs were completed per applicable codes and API standards.