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    Safely Transporting Tanks

    Written by Jerald Coffman

    When a company sends a service person out to pick up a tank from a customer there are several steps that must be taken to ensure safe transporting tanks.

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    1. Check the tank for leaks, dents and anything else that might make the tank unsafe during transport.
    2. When filling out the paperwork make sure to include the container’s size, serial number, service person’s name, and telephone number.
    3. Ensure that the tank doesn’t have more than 5% liquid in it. If there is more than 5% of liquid, bring the tank to the closest bulk plant facility so the excess liquid can be expelled safely.
    4. Wrap the tank all the way around with a sling that meets load requirements. DO NOT use lifting lugs to pick up a tank.
    5. Place the tank into a cradle to keep the tank legs off the truck bed.
    6. Secure the tank with a strap or chain to prevent movement.

    Before a tank can be transported it must pass muster.  You don’t want to be a danger to yourself and others around you while traveling from Point A to Point B.  This is the responsibility of the service person that’s sent out to retrieve the tank.


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