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Issue Contents


Volume 1
Issue 4

Published:
December 1, 2005

Tank Storage Magazine is the leading industry publication dedicated exclusively to the bulk liquid storage industry. It is read by terminal managers, senior engineers, logistics/distribution managers and CEOs within oil, gas and petrochemical facilities as well as third party terminal operators.

A one-year, 6-issue subscription costs €210/$243. Individual back issues can be purchased at a cost of €45 each.

COMMENT
Towards more stable prices. ...
TERMINAL NEWS
Vopak expands in Europe • Macquarie to buy German tank storage business • Oiltanking commissions new terminal in the Netherlands • Simon Storage changes hands, wins biofuels deal • TransMontaigne continues due diligence on acquisition • Rubis to build in Rotterdam • Oiltanking adds new berth in Singapore • Pacific Energy in terminal services deal with ConocoPhillips • Chevron announces natural gas storage project in Colorado • Vopak opens Darwin terminal • Valero elects two new board members ...
SUPPLIER NEWS
Low cost primary containment system for ASTs • Krohne buys Polar Systems • New high temperature Interface Detector • SPX side entry mixers for India's oil industry • Delft Instruments buys Lubrizol operations • New ultrasonic crawler inspection system • Carbis becomes US supplier of Kanon marine loading arms • Praxair leak detection system achieves National Work Group listing ...
SHIPPING NEWS
Europe's new maritime safety package • US gets tough on oil pollution ...
SAFETY
New Lastfire project well underway • Saval's CFI fire detection and extinguishing system • Safety incidents • BP fined more than $21 mill following Texas City explosion • Motiva agrees to pay $12 mill to settle civil law suit ...
REGULATIONS
API issues new pipeline welding standard • Europe agrees compromise on REACH • Minor amendments to HAZMAT rules • Terminals granted extension on ultra-low sulphur diesel deadline • UN Model Regulations now available online • New guidelines on ladder safety ...
PROFILE
The current oil market, with its imbalances in the supply and demand of oil products, offers a bright future for Vopak Oil EMEA, says its new Division President, Rob Nijst...
MIDDLE EAST SURVEY
National oil companies in the Middle East guard their nations oil wealth closely, so there's limited room for independents in the energy sector...
BIG HOLES IN TERMINAL SECURITY
Nobody wants to talk about the security mistakes they make, but data from the US Coast Guard points to the areas where terminal facilities may need to tighten up...
HOSES
Brain Warshaw examines recent innovations in the construction of hoses, and provides advice on choosing the right hose to provide a link in the fluid transfer chain - whether for transferring fluid between manifolds and tanks, tank-to-tank connections, loading or unloading road or rail tankers, or for bunkering in marine terminals...
PUMPS
Rotary positive displacement pumps provide an effective solution for the bulk transfer for liquids in the tank storage industry, where a wide range of flow viscosity is encountered...
STOCWATCH
Exhibition space is selling out fast. We're pleased to announce that the second StocExpo Conference and Exhibition is almost sold out...
TANK CALIBRATION
From Strapping Tables to Calibration Tables. Increased accuracy results in reduced product loss, says Hans van den Heijkant of Kalibra International, who talked to Tank Storage magazine about developments in tank calibration, and a method for upgrading accuracy of tank tables, even when the tank remains in operation...
METERING
Going with the flow. Although accuracy and repeatability are the perennial requirements in flow metering, there are other considerations too...
TANK CONSTRUCTION & REPAIR
New products, new requirements, and the boom in the oil price are among the factors driving investment in tank construction and repair...
RAISING THE ROOF ON TANK 903
In September, Tank Storage magazine was invited by CTS and Vopak to view the installation of aluminium dome and internal floating roof, just before completion...
COATINGS & LININGS
PAINT GOES GREEN The terms of the solvent emissions directive, due to take full effect at the beginning of 2007, will place tight restrictions on the level of solvents in tank linings and coatings in all installations...