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  1. TANKSERVTM: Acoustic Emission Testing of Aboveground Storage Tanks The floor of an Aboveground Storage Tank (AST) remains the most difficult part of the vessel to inspect for corrosion damage. Generally, this section of the tank is inaccessible from the outside for conventional Non Destructive Testing (NDT) and the costs of opening the tank and preparing it for an internal inspection including cleaning, purging and loss of production availability, creates a significant financial burden for the tank owner/operator.  An advanced NDT method with the capability of assessing the condition of the ta...