Land tanks


The Port of Antwerp has an increased focus on ‘liquid bulk’, referred to as big white silos, land tanks or shore tanks. You have surely already seen them in the Port of Antwerp. Large players, such as SEA-Tank, keep on expanding. These large tanks can contain chemicals, oils or fuels. These tanks need to be inspected or repaired. Before entering the tank, Atmosafe performs an inspection to declare the tank ‘safe for entry’ or ‘safe for fire’. Even before filling the tank with a new product, it needs to be gas free and ready for the new product. Atmosafe commits to perfectly match these inspections to the planned works. This is why Atmosafe is at your service around the clock

Tankers/on-vessel repairs


Large tankers, that transport chemicals for example, must be checked for dangerous substances and explosion hazard. This is required especially in case of repairs. Atmosafe will perform an inspection to declare the tankers gasfree/inerted or safe for entry/fire by using the Atmosafe method.

A gas expert’s duties


The gas expert ensures that the activities take place with the required care and that the necessary measures are taken. When an incident does occur, he/she immediately alerts the emergency services and signs a safety zone. This is always done in consultation with the company that carries out the treatment.
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Did you know…


  • Each marine tanker, waiting at a conventionalberth, must have a certificate that has been issued by a recognised gas expert?
  • A LEL meter is not suitable to declare a space safe for entry?

Any questions? Do not hesitate to ask!

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