Recent industrial mishaps due to tank failure lead to injuries and environmental threats.
By Mehak Gupta
In the wake of the recent industrial mishaps, many have been directly or indirectly linked to a tank failure. The most recent of which happened in March 2019, where a tank collapse in Bardstown Distillery, KY lead to the leak of over 120,000 gallons of mash. This leak injured workers and caused grave threats to aquatic and wildlife around the area due to its hazardous nature. This incident is the second of its kind in the area in nine months and follows many from the last decade.
The incident is a great example of the need of tank maintenance and assessments in all industries and, especially, in an unsuspected industry such as alcoholic beverages. The reason a tank might fail could range from corrosion, improper construction, age, seismic incompatibility, to other internal or external factors.
At Alta, we believe prevention is better than a cure. Alta Environmental has a team of engineers who specialize in performing tank assessments. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or call us at (562) 495-5777 for more information.