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Volume 13, Issue 6
Published: October 18, 2017
Engineering against the flames

Bulk liquid storage tanks pose a difficult dilemma when it comes to fire protection.
Although a fully involved tank fire is a relatively infrequent event, its results are typically catastrophic in nature unless the proper planning and resources are available.
Based on industry data; on average 15-20 fully involved tank fires occur each year whereas the probability of a rim-seal fire is 1X10-3. Although there have been successful extinguishments of large scale full surface fires (Orion tank fire - 2001), most will result in large monetary, business interruption, and public relation losses to a facility. Examples of tank fire case studies include Buncefield, Jaipur, Singapore, Puerto Rico, Brazil (Santos), and more recently Nicaragua.

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Excelling in a mature market
Odfjell Terminals Rotterdam is focusing its business strategy on more specialised markets as it brings the remaining part of its capacity into operation While an influx of capital into the mature ARA hub has led to more storage capacity being built, Odfjell Terminals Rotterdam is focusing on excelling in specialist product ranges to provide more market value...
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Feeding the world's energy appetite
The global appetite for energy consumption is set to continue its upwards trajectory for the next 20 years at least...
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Transforming storage for a diverse market
Following significant investments to modernise operations – and continued efforts to enhance its safety performance and capabilities – Vesta Terminals is fully aligned to meet market demands Fluctuating European market dynamics have created a range of opportunities and challenges – but Vesta Terminals’facilities have thrived as a result of its flexible and agile business model...
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A global storage picture
Weekly oil inventory reports will provide a global perspective on oil market fundamentals and supply and demand dynamics The world’s first set of global oil inventory reports, covering key energy regions, will provide a comprehensive intelligence picture on oil supply and demand...
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New brand, same mission
Significant changes are coming to the Polish fuel and oil storage market with the merger of the country’s largest storage operator and a pipeline company Poland’s OLPP brand is disappearing from the storage market as part of a merger that will strengthen the country’s oil and fuel logistics operations...
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Germany: Europe''s economic success story
Touted as the powerhouse of the Eurozone, Germany’s core energy distribution role makes its storage market low risk, stable and reliable...
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Drones: new technology in the tank inspector's toolkit
For the past two years, Interactive Aerial has been diligently working to perfect a machine that will effectively conquer interior infrastructure inspections...
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Drone inspection: a time-quality-money solution
The use of drones are revolutionising oil and gas tank inspection by offering a more long-term and sustainable option compared to traditional methods A fast growing number of countries have enacted regulations enabling energy companies to deploy inspection drones for their maintenance requirements, saving both money and man hours, as well as avoiding more and more of potentially hazardous work each year...
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Engineering against the flames
Bulk liquid storage tanks pose a difficult dilemma when it comes to fire protection...
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Restoring fire detection confidence
The use of visual flame detection equipment can provide operators with a proven and comprehensive early warning system Having confidence in a safety system to mitigate fire hazards as well as increasing safety is a vital part of tank storage operations...
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Intelligent user-friendly explosion protection
Almost all petrochemical plants as well as transfer and storage facilities are subject to explosion protectionregulations to meet strict safety protocols...
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Static electricity - mitigating the invisible risk
Static electricity is often perceived as an invisible risk. It provides an ignition source for serious fires and explosions that could occur during everyday operations involving the handling and processing of flammable products...
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AP-42 for storage tanks is changing - does it matter?
The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is reviewing draft revisions to its guidance for estimating emissions from storage tanks as published in Chapter 7...
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A new era in storage guidance
Robin Essenius, chairman of the working group that has developed Edition 5 of EEMUA 159, reviews the continued value of the guide worldwide and highlights some of the major changes in the latest release The end of the 1980s marked significant developments in the geopolitical arena and major changes took place...
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Guarding against corrosion
One of the main causes of tank storage failures is soil-side corrosion, which, if left untreated, can cause significant operational challenges...
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Achieving accurate storage operations
Besides manual dipping and float and tape there are the two widely distributed modern day methods for automated tankgauging...
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How to prepare the storage sector for terrorist attacks
In recent times, terrorist attacks and acts of sabotage against oil and gas facilities have repeatedly occurred...
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A modern approach to firefighting
Serving approximately 65% of the Greek oil products wholesale market, Hellenic Petroleum sought to enhance its Aspropyrgos refinery with an upgrade of its firefighting monitors...
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