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Volume 10
Issue 2

Published:
March 17, 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.

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Storage tanks: Conceptually simple, technically complex
Are your tank installations optimising safety and cost-effectiveness by making use of the latest theory and practice for inspection and maintenance?   Aboveground cylindrical tanks constructed in steel plate form the mainstay of industrial process plants the world over when it comes to bulk fluid storage...
A family-based company with global ambition
Figaro den Hollander, owner of Navigator Network, a headhunting office specialised in energy and industry, talks to Daan Vos, MD at Oiltanking Europe about the company’s values and future plans   Even at university, Daan Vos was already fascinated by the dynamics of industrial companies and the businessto- business markets...
Things can only get better
As we head into another year of backwardation, Amy McLellan talks to terminals across Europe to see how their facilities are faring   Ports are useful yardsticks of economic health...
From refining to storing and trading
JBC Energy presents its take on the future path of refinery consolidation and the effects this will have on trade flow and storage   After a brief moment of respite in 2012, refining margins have done what many expected and returned to rather uncomfortable levels...
Beware of 'nothing'
‘Empty’ tanks – and, to some extent, empty tanks – pose a variety of potential hazards, which are too often neglected or overlooked   A review of storage tank accidents occurring worldwide over four decades found that maintenance, which is generally carried out on empty tanks, is the second most common immediate cause, after lightning strikes...
Guidelines for measuring and improving process safety management
The Energy Institute (EI) has just published the first five of its ‘process safety management guidelines’ series...
Blind trust or keeping an eye open?
Nobody doubts the importance of safety in the tank storage industry, although it would be foolish to claim that incidents can always be avoided...
Regulatory changes in AST corrosion protection
You’ve probably heard the phrase: ‘The only constant is change’...
Storage terminal solves expensive metering problem
United Riverhead Terminal (URT) is located on the north shore of Long Island, 80 miles east of New York Harbour and was built in 1956...
Monitoring flat-bottomed tanks with vacuum leak detectors
The term ‘flat-bottomed tank’ normally refers to tanks standing aboveground, which have a flat bottom and a fixed roof (tank shell and roof firmly attached to one another) or a floating roof (the roof floats on the liquid and rises and falls when the tank is filled or emptied)...
Choosing the optimum tank cleaning system
Over time, usable tank capacity is reduced by the volume of sludge...
Expanding storage in Peru
When the Natural Gas Liquids (NGL) fractionation plant in Peru wanted to expand it awarded the turnkey project to OHL Industrial...
One pump, multiple uses
Oil and tank farm installations have experienced a real boom over the past few years...
Transforming crude sludge deposits into recovered oil
Nowadays millions of barrels of crude oil are stored in different locations worldwide...
Lighter couplings = safer terminal
The physical exertion involved in the positioning, handling, pressurising and bolting of couplings in a tank terminal or tankship setting can present health and safety issues to terminal staff...
Homogenising fluids with compressed gas
If fluids have to be mixed regularly, or even permanently, the reliability of a mixing device is vitally important...
How to deal with shortcomings in regulation? Avoiding a false sense of security
Things can get complicated when certain regulations conflict with each other...
Repairing roof top leaks in-service
National Cooperative Refinery Association (NCRA) had two aboveground storage tanks (AST) holding petrol and diesel fuel and scrape, seal and coat the leak using a nonpermanent epoxy solution...
The internet of tanks
The physical world is becoming an information system of sensors and actuators embedded in physical objects...
Unravelling the misconceptions
The past couple of years have seen heightened interest in how to improve the accuracy of emission estimates for storage tanks that either receive hot stocks or heat the stock in the tank...
An integrated approach helps fuel growth in Kenya
Despite challenges in 2013, Kenya is among Africa’s success stories...
A faster alternative
When a marine terminal in the UK refurbished its bunds last year the contractor Trant Construction decided to use Concrete Canvas (CC)...
A safe harbour
Even if there are no visible signs, there is still a lot going on in a tank terminal...