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Only in America

Only in America

It transpires that Las Vegas gunman Stephen Paddock fired "incendiary" bullets in an attempt to explode a tank of jet fuel in his attack on concertgoers at a country music festival. Paddock, 64, fired the special ammunition – meant to ignite upon contact – at a...

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DP Goes Airside!

DP Goes Airside!

DP Fuel Tank Services recently carried out cleaning and de-gassing of a disused fuel storage tank at Heathrow Airport. The DP-FTS crew were required to pass multiple security checks and the proposed working methods scrutinised by Heathrow Airport Ltd (HAL) to ensure...

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Embracing Health & Safety since 1966

Embracing Health & Safety since 1966

In the 50 years since DP Fuel Tank Services Ltd was founded, Health & Safety legislation has seen many changes and improvements. David Plumb & Co was set up in 1966, at which time there were already a number of key H&S legislative acts in place and RoSPA...

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Laying the groundwork

Laying the groundwork

Earlier this year we were asked by south London based WLFE Motor Company to assist with an underground fuel tank issue. A long time ago (in a galaxy far far….) this site was in use as a petrol service station before new owners developed the site into a car sales...

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Fuel and Oil Tank Removal

Fuel and Oil Tank Removal

Oil tank removal is a complicated, expensive task, which can be messy and quite dangerous if not conducted correctly. Getting a buried tank out requires diggers, a winching system and even a crane occasionally. Some indoor tanks are actually built in. In some cases,...

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Methods of Fuel Tank Decommissioning

Methods of Fuel Tank Decommissioning

Abandoning tanks in-situ Any tank to be abandoned in place should be rendered safe by one of the following methods: by filling with cement slurry using the following procedure: drain back all pipelines associated with the tank and remove all residual petrol the tank...

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DP FTS helps revamp a Victorian villa

DP FTS helps revamp a Victorian villa

When Martin Clowes needed to refurbish and extend a Victorian villa in Epsom, Surrey, he decided to call in the experts to remove a redundant 3,000ltr heating oil tank in the shape of DP Fuel Tank Services  (DP FTS). Says former building services engineer Martin...

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