Filling Stations

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Secure filling stations

Filling stations

Many serious accidents occurred at the start of the 20th century when fuels ignited during the filling of vehicle fuel tanks.

At that time, fuel was filled from any available containers, such as bottles and even milk churns, and filling stations could be found at drugstores and bicycle shops as well as hotels and restaurants.

Today there is a widespread network of branded and free filling stations where, in addition to traditional fuels such as petrol and diesel, filling points for LPG, natural gas and hydrogen can also be found.

This has led to new requirements regarding the equipment and operation of modern filling stations.

TÜV NORD, with its 10,000 employees and service locations throughout Germany, can help you to put the relevant regulations, ordinances and standards into practice in order to achieve safe operation of your filling station.  

Complete filling station inspection

We offer you a complete filling station inspection, with examination of all the individual components. All inspection activities will be brought together with a single new starting date. We will help you with flexible timing of the inspection intervals in accordance with BetrSichV (Ordinance on Industrial Safety and Health) in order to achieve the most efficient schedule. This will help to reduce administration time and costs.

Benefits at a glance:

  • Reduced time and costs for contractors' personnel during the inspection
  • Reduction of disturbance to operations at the filling stations
  • Simple invoicing and financial auditing
  • Unified and transparent basis for inspection work
  • Transparent structure (budget and investment planning)
  • Central TÜV service representative

Inspection of sealed surfaces using the SFA air test system

For the first time in Germany, the experts from TÜV NORD offer inspection and advice in the design and implementation of sealed surfaces at filling stations, using the new "SFA Air Test" method. The SFA Air Test system gives rapid and reliable information on the condition of your sealed driving and refuelling areas. This enables you on the one hand to identify structural faults in new sealed surfaces, so that repairs can be carried out within the warranty period. On the other hand, any faults occurring in normal use can be precisely identified and costs are limited to what is really necessary. Surfaces round fuelling points are brought up to an optimum standard, and soil pollution, with its resulting remediation costs, is avoided. Last but not least, it is possible to gain a rapid overview of any repairs to older surfaces which may be required.