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    INSPECTIONS OF OIL INSTALLATIONS

    1) Inspection of Petroleum Liquid Storage Facilities, according to the provisions of Royal Decree 1562/1998.

    • Periodic inspection of the facilities every 10 years.

    Periodic Testing

    • Testing of Tanks and Surface Pipelines.
    • Every 10 years (For tanks class C and D products).
    • Every 5 years (For tanks class B products) (First leak test 10 years after installation).
    • Tightness Testing of Buried Tanks and Pipelines (only applicable to installations without leak detection system).
    • Visual inspection and thickness measurement every 5 years.

    Note: Buried Tanks Installations without leak detection system, prior to the entry into force of the ITC MI-IP02 (09.08.98):

    • Overhaul every 3 years with leak test.
    • Inspections: every 6 years.

    2) Inspection of Storage Facilities for consumption at the Facility itself, in accordance with the provisions of Royal Decree 1523/1999.

    • Periodic revisions every 5 years.
    • Periodic inspection of the facilities with project every 10 years.

    Periodic testing of tanks:

    • Surface Tank Testing
    • Tightness Testing of single-walled buried tanks without cover, optional:
      • Every 5 years (if performed with product inside the tank).
      • Every 10 years (if performed with empty tank, cleaned, degassed and thickness measured).
    • Visual inspection and thickness measurement, if necessary due to poor condition.

    Periodic testing of pipelines:

    • Every 5 years.

    Testing of repaired tanks:

    • First test at repair and every 10 years thereafter.

    3) Inspection of Installations for supply to Vehicles, in accordance with the provisions of Royal Decree 706/2017.

    • Periodic revisions every 5 years, for installations that do not require a project.
    • Annual periodic reviews, for installations that require a project.
    • Periodic inspection every 10 years, for installations requiring a project.

    Periodic tests:

    • Testing of Surface Tanks: Visual inspection and thickness measurement, if necessary due to poor condition.
    • Tightness Testing of single-walled buried tanks without cover, optional:
      • – Annually, it is carried out with product inside the tank.
      • – Every 5 years, if performed with an empty, clean and degassed tank (including thickness measurement).

    Pipe testing::

    • Every 3 years.

    Testing of repaired tanks:

    • 1st test at repair and every 10 years thereafter.

    Corrosion protection:

    • If the installation is equipped with an impressed current cathodic protection system, its proper functioning must be certified every two years.