Author Archives: Brian Johnson

Midstream Pipeline Terminal


Description: TIS was contacted by a midstream pipeline client to isolate & clean a 52’ diameter gasoline tank in Lincoln, NE. The tank was emptied, cleaned, and taken out of service due to API 653 10-year inspection requirements. The primary objective of TIS was to remove any trace of explosive vapors/material and leave the tank […]

Midstream Terminal Tank Services

crane raises repair crew up to the top of a large round storage tank

Description: TIS was contacted by a midstream pipeline client to repair/replace the missing and damaged geodesic roof vent screens of a 73.5’ transmix tank. The lack of effective screening (Picture 1) in areas allowed birds to access the area above the steel Internal Floating Roof (IFR), causing a bird waste issue for Terminal workers. This […]

Facility Maintenance, Boulder, Colorado

cleaned up tank

Description: On Wednesday August 19th, 2020 TIS mobilized a three-person crew to a manufacturing facility in Boulder, CO to perform maintenance on two storm water retention basins that had accumulated water-born algae and other solid material.  TIS started the project by verifying the basin pumps were turned off, de-energized and locked out. TIS then went […]

Training Services


 Description: Shawn Burress, Manager of Training Services from our Omaha office, conducted a 24 Hour HAZWOPER Hazardous Materials Technician class in Nebraska at a client facility. The goal is to assist in preparing their personnel for uncontrolled releases of hazardous substances in compliance with EPA mandated Facility Response Plans.  This is the first multi-day onsite […]

Tank Gasket Replacement

EFR manaway gasket

On Friday, June 5, 2020, TIS arrived at the Spokane Terminal to repair/replace a manway gasket on an above ground storage, external floating roof. Though the manway had been previously repaired with a Belzona brand industrial composite around the edge of the flanges, over time a small leak would be observed when the external floating […]

Hazardous Waste Determination

hazardous waste determination

 Our client, an EPA Large Quantity Generator, asked TIS in January 2020 to evaluate the waste streams at their manufacturing facility in Sedalia, Missouri. A hazardous waste determination must be kept on site, as required by 40 CFR 262.11 (f), for at least three years from the date of the last shipment of hazardous waste. […]

Midstream Tank Services

TIS tank services

Description:  From April 14th through the 26th, TIS was called on to perform twelve initial in-service external floating roof (EFR) seal inspections of newly built crude oil storage tanks. These tanks ranged in size from 134’ to 244’ in diameter and were located at various storage terminals around the areas of Odessa, TX and Corpus […]

Boulder Facility Sanitization

TIS norovirus mitigation worker

Description: On December 6, 2019, TIS received a phone call from client management expressing an employee had tested positive for norovirus and wanted TIS to sanitize the areas where the employee was known to occupy. On December 7, 2019, TIS gathered equipment and materials and mobilized to the facility. TIS met with management personnel who […]

HAZWOPER Training, Pueblo, Colorado

HAZWOPER training

Description: TIS conducted a 40 Hour HAZWOPER Hazardous materials Technician class in Pueblo, CO at the KMG Chemicals facility to prepare their personnel for uncontrolled releases of hazardous materials and hazardous substances they might encounter at their facility.  TIS provided the attending students with knowledge and hands-on training to assist them to be competent and […]

Industrial Services, Boulder, CO

Industrial cleaning services

TIS mobilized a five-person crew to Boulder, CO on April 9, 2019 to conduct the degreasing and cleaning of seven vacuum pumps for a major industrial client.  Each pump had been leaking oil over a period of months, which caused oil, dirt, and grime to buildup in each pump and pump area.  It was determined […]