Thursday 9 July, 2020

Heritage tank fails during hydro test

Source: Facebook via Sheldon Mohammed

Source: Facebook via Sheldon Mohammed

A tank ruptured at the Heritage Petroleum Company Limited in Point Fortin on Sunday.

According to a statement from the company, around 5.55 pm Heritage was in the process of conducting an engineered hydro test to assess the integrity of Tank 27 at the Adventure Tank Farm in Pt Fortin when there was a failure of the tank wall causing a leak.

It said the leak caused the sea water, utilised in the hydro test, to flow out of the tank, overflowing the bunded area and into the roadway and the nearby Atlantic LNG compound.

Heritage said the sea water would also have caused the overflow of residual oil from the sump pit located at the tank farm.

It said the water subsided within two-hours, and clean-up operations are currently ongoing.

The company said there have been no reported injuries as a result of this incident and is continuing to monitor the situation. 

Get the latest local and international news straight to your mobile phone for free: