Our principal engineer, Carsten Henriksen (BEng – Mechatronics (Hons), MIE Aust) designs fuel systems to AS 1940 and other relevant standards.
If required he can design tanks and related fuel equipment that can be integrated into existing systems. Structural and civil design and calculations and Flow and Pressure Drop calculations are included when required.
Connexion Engineering offer complete inspections of all types fuel installations and provide our clients with comprehensive reports with recommendations for upgrades and continuous improvements to bring your facility up to all current applicable standards.
The inspections include tank and fuel equipment to AS 1692 and AS 1940 as well as bunding capacity, compliance for stairways, ladders and platforms; firefighting equipment and environmental protection equipment.
Design of refuelling systems and compliance inspections by Hazardous Areas Classification qualified engineer to AS/NZS 3000 and AS/NZS 60079 series of standards.
Detailed Hazardous Areas drawings in plan and elevation views
Complete Hazardous Areas reports with all calculations
Tank Integrity Testing
Above ground and underground fuel tanks are tested for integrity using special tank testing equipment.
Specialty computer software analyses the result, detects any leak in the tank and pipework system and provides a report on the integrity of the tank.
The tank integrity testing can be applied to single skin steel tanks and newer single skin or double-walled steel or fibreglass tanks.
At the end of the integrity testing the client receives a comprehensive report with the test results and any areas of concern with the entire fuel system with recommendations for upgrades and continuous improvements.
Tank inspections are performed by an Authorised API 653 Tank Inspector to the latest versions of API 653, API 650, and other relevant Standards.
Inspections include full external and internal inspections as required by the Standards and include material thickness testing with ultrasonic thickness testing equipment and inspection of all valves, vent devices, and other equipment fitted to the tanks.
The tank inspections also include inspections and reporting of ancillary equipment such as bunding capacity, compliance of access stairways and platforms, and fire protection equipment to Australian Standards.
Fuel tanks can develop build-up of water and other contaminants which can affect the performance of the equipment this is meant to serve, whether it is road vehicles, marine vehicles or emergency generators.
This will sometimes require the fuel tanks to be completely emptied and internally cleaned before being refilled with new fuel.
At Connexion Engineering, we perform this service for our clients with strict adherence to Working in a Confined Space standards and requirements of both aboveground and underground tanks and tanks of any shape and size.
If you have any project, large or small, that requires engineering design for any kind of fluid measurement, control or waste containment, contact us to discuss how we can help – we look forward to hearing from you!