The multi-million dollar upgrade of Westmead Hospital, in Sydney’s west, is moving forward and is currently in `demolition’ mode. A whole wing of the hospital is being torn down to make way for new, state-of-the-art facilities.

One issue that the hospital had to contend with was the demolition of the original helipad and the underground tank that stored highly volatile fuel for the choppers.

Before any further demolition could take place, the 60,000 litre tank had to be decommissioned and made totally safe.

With just a two day decommissioning window, Westmead Hospital called on Petrolink Engineering to undertake the project and render the tank and associated pipes and electricals safe. The scope of works that the team from Petrolink Engineering undertook included:

 

• Preparation of Safe Work Method Statements, Job Safety Analysis
and Project Plan for all aspects of the work.

• Establish site for work occupancy and ensure safe work area for the project.

• Ensure existing system is isolated including electricals.

• Take manual dips in tank, pump out product from UG tank into transportable IBC.

• Drain and dispose of remaining oil from the existing lines.

• Disconnect lines from Tank

• Fill Tank and lines with foam individually

• Decommissioning documentation

 

Ensuring that any fuel or chemical tank is decommissioned according to Australian Standards and Dangerous Goods Handling guidelines is law and should be undertaken by experienced and qualified technicians. There are a number of instances where the wrong procedures were undertaken – including a major explosion and, more recently, an Eastwood developer was fined $250K for non-compliant tank removal from a building site.

ALWAYS ensure compliance for tank decommissioning and/or removal.

Feel free to contact us on the links below:

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The multi-million dollar upgrade of Westmead Hospital, in Sydney’s west, is moving forward and is currently in `demolition’ mode. A whole wing of the hospital is being torn down to make way for new, state-of-the-art facilities.

One issue that the hospital had to contend with was the demolition of the original helipad and the underground tank that stored highly volatile fuel for the choppers.

Before any further demolition could take place, the 60,000 litre tank had to be decommissioned and made totally safe.

With just a two day decommissioning window, Westmead Hospital called on Petrolink Engineering to undertake the project and render the tank and associated pipes and electricals safe. The scope of works that the team from Petrolink Engineering undertook included:

 

• Preparation of Safe Work Method Statements, Job Safety Analysis
and Project Plan for all aspects of the work.

• Establish site for work occupancy and ensure safe work area for the project.

• Ensure existing system is isolated including electricals.

• Take manual dips in tank, pump out product from UG tank into transportable IBC.

• Drain and dispose of remaining oil from the existing lines.

• Disconnect lines from Tank

• Fill Tank and lines with foam individually

• Decommissioning documentation

 

Ensuring that any fuel or chemical tank is decommissioned according to Australian Standards and Dangerous Goods Handling guidelines is law and should be undertaken by experienced and qualified technicians. There are a number of instances where the wrong procedures were undertaken – including a major explosion and, more recently, an Eastwood developer was fined $250K for non-compliant tank removal from a building site.

ALWAYS ensure compliance for tank decommissioning and/or removal.

Feel free to contact us on the links below:

Email us: sales@petrolink.com.au

Phone: 1300 738 075