Decommissioning a Used Oil Storage Tank in Helena, Montana
The City of Helena contracted with Olympus Technical Services, Inc. to decommission and remove a 2,000-gallon waste oil tank from the yard of their vehicle maintenance facility at 3001 E. Lyndale Ave.
The city had been using used oil stored in the tank to heat the shop, but sludge had built up over time and decreased the storage capacity of the tank by a third.
Olympus opened the tank and allowed vapors to dissipate. After atmosphere testing confirmed that it was safe to do so, the tank was cut lengthwise with a reciprocating saw. The top half was removed with a mini excavator, revealing that a significant volume of liquid remained in the lower half of the tank. 250 gallons of oil had to be pumped out before the sludge could be stabilized in place with sawdust, loaded into a plastic-lined dump trailer, and transported to the Lewis and Clark County Landfill for disposal. The tank halves were transported off-site for recycling.
SAFE, TIMELY, AND EFFICIENT
“Olympus Technical Services was great to work with. They established safe perimeters for their work zone, communicated well with the city, and completed the work in a timely and efficient manner. We would highly recommend Olympus!”
City of Shelby, Montana
RECEPTIVE, ADAPTABLE, AND PROACTIVE
“We worked with Olympus to demolish, dispose, and backfill two buildings containing hazardous materials. Olympus’ crew was receptive to our requests, adapted to changing site conditions, suggested ways to increase efficiency, and didn’t sway from their proposed cost. Together we changed the site from dilapidated hazardous buildings to a clean construction-ready property.”
Michael P. Kelly
WORK WAS PERFORMED FLAWLESSLY AND PROFESSIONALLY
“We used Olympus Technical Services to do a remediation project and some extensive concrete demolition and backfill work. The work was performed flawlessly and professionally, and the field staff was great to work with. When site challenges presented themselves, Olympus was intuitive and creative in solving them. They were a great company to deal with.”
Bonner Property Development, LLC
PROFESSIONAL, FLEXIBLE, AND MADE SOUND RECOMMENDATIONS
“Olympus Technical Services won a major demolition bid with FCEDA. The bid was fair and the work started on time and finished in advance of our deadline. It was a difficult job with several unknowns that caused delays, change orders, and equipment breakdowns. Throughout, the team from Olympus was professional, flexible, and made sound recommendations. They were great partners on a difficult project. Because of this experience, we have recommended them to many of our partners.”
Christy Cummings Dawson
Flathead County Economic Development Authority
ONE OF THE FOREMOST AUTHORITIES
"Simply put, as a consultant to the retail fueling industry, Olympus Technical Services is one of the foremost authorities in terms of environmental regulations, permits, emergency response and petroleum cleanup."
Town Pump, Inc.
HIGHLY QUALIFIED, RESPONSIVE, AND INNOVATIVE
“The company motto for Olympus Technical Services, Inc. should be ‘We are here to do whatever it takes to get the job done.’ The team of professional personnel at Olympus are each highly qualified, responsive, and innovative. Their problem-solving methods and can-do attitudes create results."
Pacific West Technologies