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What is needed and how are we going to tackle it smart?

We cannot ignore it: if your company falls under the Activities Decree then you must be able to demonstrate that you are taking all measures to protect the soil and the environment and to guarantee safety (in the broadest sense). Although these regulations can feel enormously strict and restrictive, sometimes more is possible than you think. A clear vision of things can create more space and prevent unnecessary failure and maintenance costs. As a BRL K903 certified installer, Van den Hout Installatie supports you with expertise and professional know-how. Feel free to trust our involvement. We are on your side and are critical in your interest.

vd Hout Installatie - law and regulation

PGS 31

Storage of other hazardous liquids in above and below ground installations.

The PGS 31 is the new guideline for the storage of other hazardous liquids in above and below ground tank installations. and aims to achieve an appropriate level of protection for people and the environment. A bit of background information about the facts of this guideline is useful.

Reason for the PGS 31.

The PGS 28, PGS 29 and PGS 30 contain rules that must be met by the above and below ground storage of liquid fuels. For some aspects of a tank installation, for example the design thereof, the principles of these guidelines can also be used for the storage of other chemicals. But these guidelines are not suitable for other aspects, so there was a need for a publication that sets rules for the storage of these other chemicals in tank installations. This created PGS 31, which now sets the standard for the storage of hazardous liquids (other than liquid fuels) and the requirements that tank installations must meet.

The following is covered in the PGS 31: 
  • Designing
  • Building 
  • Usage (in operation)
  • Maintenance
  • Inspecting and (re) classifying the tank installation.

Van den Hout Installatie is an experienced and solid partner in the tank installation industry. Feel free to trust our knowledge and commitment: we work with your interest first.

We are there for you with clear answers to issues such as:

  1. the influence and consequences of PGS 31 on your current installation (s)
  2. permits issued vs. PGS 31
  3. missing data in view of the requirements from BRL K903
  4. expanding existing installations in the most practical and beneficial way possible
  5. the re-inspection of outdated tank farm (and whether that makes sense)
  1. approaching a major installation project (for example if your current tank farm has been rejected)
  2. replacing your installation in accordance with BRL K903 (and whether that is necessary)
  3. the re-inspection of refueling systems without stopping production
  4. the cooperation with your permanent contractor who is not BRL K903 certified