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Issue Contents


Volume 10
Issue 1

Published:
January 13, 2014

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.

Outlook 2014
Hear terminal operators’ thoughts on what the market holds for the year ahead...
The build-out opportunity
Deals, new partnerships and terminal construction stole the storage sector spotlight in 2013...
US EPA confirms ASTM D6377 as an alternative test method for measuring vapour pressure of crude oils
A new method for measuring the true vapour pressure (TVP) of crude oils is spreading quickly within the oil and gas industry...
Finding the right balance
How NuStar optimised its railcar loading operations at its US terminal in California   NuStar has terminal operations across the country and its Stockton facility in California is one of its largest...
On spot loading: hitting the mark?
Loading facilities are categorised depending on the required daily or annual liquid transfer rates...
A breakthrough design in aluminium internal floating covers
Since the 1970s, the design principles used in the fabrication, installation and upkeep of internal floating covers (IFC) have essentially remained the same, while the issues of reliability, lifeexpectancy, time and costs associated with maintenance, testing, cleaning and repairing, as well as the hazards posed by life-threatening vapour leakage, have persisted...
Behind the functional safety: SIL1?, SIL2?, SIL3?
Based on the standard IEC 61511, how should you determine the SIL value of an overfilling protection system to enable you to reach your safety target without over-engineering?   Process safety became a hot issue after the Piper Alpha disaster in 1988, which started the evaluation of the state of oil industry from a safety point of view, and resulted in a standardisation process publishing IEC 61508, IEC 61511, ISA-TR84...
Evaporative loss from floating roof tanks
All stored liquid has a vapour pressure, which depends on the surface temperature and the composition of the liquid, causing evaporation...
Benefits of robotic in-line inspection tools
With a large number of tank lines originally built without pig launchers and receivers, it falls upon current integrity engineers and risk managers to determine how best to address facility piping which may not have been inspected previously...
Overspill level protection for remote tank storage installations
How the latest wireless enabled guided wave radar level transmitters and vibrating fork switches, help operators maximise tank capacity, while minimising the risk of overfilling and potentially hazardous spillages, even in remote installations   In tank storage applications within the oil and gas, chemical, petrochemical and pharmaceutical industries, having access to accurate tank level data is important for process control and inventory management...
Eagle Ford shale tank battery installed with high performance secondary containment liner
With so much growth happening in the US shale industry, it is more important than ever that companies do everything they can to avoid spills and other incidents that could endanger lives, as well as the industry’s reputation...
Keeping oxygen to a minimum during welding
Whether welding small tanks, associated pipework or large tanks with accessories for stainless steels, nickel alloys, titanium and other metals, it is important to ensure the oxygen level is kept below specific guidelines to keep discolouration, oxidation and coking either to an absolute minimum or totally eliminated...
Best year yet for Tank Storage Asia
This year’s speakers drew in record numbers to Tank Storage Asia in Singapore in December...