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The Importance of Compliance in Tank and Silo Industries

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Ensuring compliance with industry standards and regulations is a paramount concern for businesses that rely on tanks and silos for storage purposes. These structures play a crucial role in various industries, and adherence to compliance standards is vital to safeguarding both human health and the environment. In this blog, we’ll deep dive into the importance of Tanks and Silos compliance and standards, explore the risks associated with non-compliance, and provide examples of standards in different tank and silo industries. 

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Why Tank and Silo Compliance Matters

Operating tanks and silos without compliance with industry standards can lead to various risks and challenges. These structures store a wide range of materials, from petroleum products to chemicals, and ensuring their integrity is complex. Non-compliance can affect operations in a number of ways:

  • Environmental Risks: Failing to comply with regulations can lead to spills and leaks, endangering the environment. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), silo failures contribute to approximately 10% of all reported chemical spills in the United States.
  • Legal Consequences: Violating industry standards can result in hefty fines, legal troubles, and damage to a company’s reputation. Fines for non-compliance can range from thousands to millions of dollars per violation.
  • Operational Disruptions: Non-compliance can disrupt operations, leading to lost time, temporary loss of land use, and impacts on property value. It can also result in costly clean-up efforts.
  • Financial Implications: The financial burden of fines, clean-up costs, and potential legal actions can have a significant impact on a company’s bottom line.
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Examples of Tank and Silo Industry Standards

Different tank and silo industries are subject to specific compliance standards and regulations. Here are some examples:

  • Water Storage Tanks: Compliance with standards such as AWWA D100 and NSF/ANSI 61 is crucial for ensuring the safety and quality of potable water storage.
  • Underground Storage Tanks (USTs): Creek Run’s UST Compliance Program follows OEPA requirements in Ohio and IDEM guidelines in Indiana to ensure UST compliance.
  • Aboveground Storage Tanks (ASTs): Compliance with industry standards like API 653 and STI SP001 ensures the integrity of ASTs.
  • Chemical Tanks: Regulations like API 653 and API 650 dictate the design, inspection, and maintenance of chemical storage tanks to prevent environmental contamination. 
  • Agricultural Silos: The ASAE S413.1 standard sets guidelines for the design and construction of agricultural storage structures like grain silos.

Field Eagle: Your Compliance Solution

At Field Eagle, we understand the critical role of compliance in tank and silo operations. Our innovative software solutions are designed to simplify compliance adherence, making it easier for organizations to meet and exceed industry standards. Here’s how Field Eagle ensures compliance:

  • Digital Compliance Checklist: Field Eagle offers a digital compliance checklist tailored to industry standards. This checklist streamlines the inspection process, ensuring that each inspection is conducted thoroughly and in accordance with the applicable regulations.
  • Real-time Reporting: Our software enables real-time reporting, allowing you to instantly access and analyze critical compliance data. This feature facilitates quick decision-making and ensures that any deviations from standards are promptly addressed.
  • Customization: Field Eagle’s software is highly customizable, allowing you to adapt it to your organization’s specific compliance needs. Whether you operate in the water, chemical, or any other tank and silo industry, our software can be tailored to align with your unique requirements.

Conclusion

Compliance with industry standards is not just a requirement; it’s a commitment to protecting the environment, ensuring safety, and maintaining the reputation and efficiency of your operations. Field Eagle’s software solutions can help you navigate the complex landscape of compliance, ensuring that your tanks and silos meet all necessary standards. 

Take proactive steps to safeguard your business by embracing compliance in tank and silo operations. Contact us today to learn how Field Eagle can support your compliance efforts and enhance your operational efficiency.

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