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Volume 13, Issue 1
Published: February 28, 2017
The storage evolution

Five storage operators from Europe, the US and the Middle East examine how events from 2016 affected global markets and share their thoughts about what 2017 has in store...

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Niche growth in a competitive market
Despite static demand for refined products, demand for biofuels has increased and is driving business forward for InterTank InterTank continues to flourish within the competitive Scandinavian market and remains a central hub for oil traders as well as transhipment business...
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Storage momentum in Africa
Puma Energy Africa – one of the largest independent storage companies in Africa – explains how the continent’s growing need for imported products is driving its impressive growth strategy Despite lacking the necessary logistical infrastructure to meet the continents’ growing fuel demand, Africa holds great potential for high growth...
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The dynamic storage sector
Global oil markets are changing rapidly. Markets are specifically dynamic for European players where competitive pressures are highest...
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Mediterreanean downstream dreams
The Port of Tarragona and petrochemical cluster ChemMed explain more about their new strategy to support Mediterranean businesses and promote the region as a trading hub Despite being one of the key fundamentals underpinning global trade, the art of logistics can be a complex matter and needs to be handled with care...
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Europe: a steady storage market
The state of European oil storage last year could be summarised relatively simply: contango...
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European tank storage - uncertain times ahead
While tank storage will always remain an integral part of the supply chain, the long-term growth of the industry in Europe remains uncertain, writes Ellen Ruhotas Where oil producers have been sweating on oil price fluctuations, storage terminal operators have been rubbing their hands...
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The storage evolution
Five storage operators from Europe, the US and the Middle East examine how events from 2016 affected global markets and share their thoughts about what 2017 has in store...
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Frangibility of tank terminals
Crucial safety aspect during design, build and maintenance Lots of terminal operators think their tank terminals are frangible but often they are not...
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Smokecatcher software alleviates false alarms at production facilities
There are few industries where the impact of a fire can have such serious consequences as in the chemical industry...
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Activated carbon in vapour recovery units
Recovery of hydrocarbon vapours has been an integral part of fuel loading operations for decades...
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Testing and applying flame arresters to prevent large terminal fires
Storage tanks in terminals often contain flammable and hazardous chemicals...
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Stay afloat using radar technology
The use of tank gauging technology to remotely monitor floating roofs increases safety at terminals More than half of the world’s larger tanks used for storing common petroleum products have floating roofs, andthis proportion is likely to rise due to tightening demands for reduced vapour emissions...
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Static electricity - a dangerous ignition source
Static electricity can be regarded as a difficult subject to grasp, however these case studies give an insight into the reasons why static electricity provides an ignition source for serious fires and explosions that occur during everyday operations involving the handling and processing of flammable products...
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Firefighting foams - a changing world
This year marks the 12 year anniversary of the Buncefield emergency, seven years since Jaipur, and three years since the Banksmeadow incident in Sydney...
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Harnessing the latest technology for the highest safety standards
High level real-time communication is one of the key success factors for future fail-safe operations on tank farms...
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Enhancing terminal business performance
Today’s terminal operator is faced with a variety of challenges to remain profitable in an increasingly complex market environment...
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The loading arm: an evolution in safety
The oil and gas industry is sometimes seen as something from the Jurassic age, much like the products it dealswith, an industry where innovation and development lags behind the superfast digital age...
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On a roll: how Concrete Canvas is making its mark on the storage sector
Originally developed for deployable emergency shelters – a ‘building in a bag’ – Concrete Canvas’ concrete impregnated cloth has had a significant impact on the tank storage sector for its easy application as well as its level of protection...
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Continuous improvement in tank maintenance
Ongoing and continuous improvement with regards to tank maintenance is key to ensuring that tanks remain asefficient as possible...
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Payback from preventitive maintenance services of vapour recovery units
Vapour recovery units (VRU) are process plants containing mechanical rotating equipment and instrumentation...
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A revolution in vocational training
Acquiring and maintaining relevant skills is a crucial issue for tank storage companies...
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A modular system for twin screw pumps
The first screw pump developed by Leistritz was in 1924 by founder Paul Leistritz as a main lube oil pump for bearings of steam turbine generator sets...
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