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Issue Contents


Volume 10
Issue 3

Published:
May 12, 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.

No holding back
Midstream operator Targa Resources has announced approximately $1...
Houston, we have a problem
The US oil and gas production boom is creating new opportunities for savvy terminal operators...
Engineering expertise
Following its major contribution to the development of Fujairah, MUC Oil & Gas has gone on to establish itself as one of the Middle East’s key engineering and consultancy firms   In the Middle East, the emirate of Fujairah is the region’s emerging oil hub and the third largest in the world after Rotterdam and Singapore...
Open for business
Odfjell brought online its twelfth bulk liquid storage terminal in December 2013 and held its grand opening in March...
Building a competitive tank programme
A look at cost and schedule deviation and key improvement opportunities for three categories of tank project: new tank installation, tank revamp and tank maintenance   Many major petroleum refining and transportation companies spend millions of dollars annually on their tank programmes: constructing new tanks and repairing and maintaining existing ones...
Do you know the lifecycle costs of your storage tanks?
Storage tank manufacturing is a competitive market. Maintaining an edge in tank design and cost are important factors in staying ahead of the competition...
A tall order
A collaboration of construction and engineering firms faced a tough task meeting Odfjell Terminals’ unique requirements for its new Charleston facility   When Odfjell Terminals was ready to invest in a marine terminal in Charleston in the US state of South Carolina, it called on The Roberts Company and PPS Engineers to provide support for the project...
The third way to build a tank
There are two methods to erecting tanks under API 650 standards...
Not what it said on the tin
A challenging steel plate prefabrication project led to one company expanding its operations   In 2013, a liquid ammonia terminal in Bulgaria wanted to build a 14,700m3 refrigerated liquid ammonia storage tank...
Tip of the iceberg or tipping point?
In the US downstream market, the widespread adoption of PIDX has forced compliance within the industry...
A perfect partnership
A web-based terminal automation system has been installed at two sites for Bulgaria’s largest independent fuel company, Saksa OOD...
Business system interface
Terminals enjoy a wide range of ERP solutions and configurations...
Increasing safety levels
In 2012, a global group of energy and petrochemical companies decided to refit its Middle East-based terminals with new tank overfill prevention technology...
Another dimension
What possibilities can laser scanning and 3D computer modelling provide to the bulk liquid storage sector?   Laser scanning and 3D computer modelling is becoming more widely used in the oil and gas sector...
No need for shunts
Metal primary seals negate the requirement for shunts on floating roof tanks   In an unusual confluence of events, both the American Petroleum Institute API 545, Lightning Protection of Aboveground Storage Tanks for Flammable or Combustible Liquids, and the National Fire Protection Association NFPA 780, Chapter 7, Protection for Structures Containing Flammable Vapors, Flammable Gases, or Liquids That Can Give Off Flammable Vapors, are in their respective revision cycles...
Tanks beware
Lightning is Mother Nature’s own explosive and unpredictable mega-Taser which can be deadly and destructive...
Tank degassing and cleaning with encapsulator agents
In a world where time is money, a new technology has emerged that can save contractors time degassing and cleaning storage tanks, pipelines and other process units...
Ethanol blending optimisation
How the installation of a new blend valve actuator has improved operations for one US terminal   The ethanol blending process is a critical part of petrol terminal operation and has a significant impact on product quality, meeting environmental regulations and profitability...
Staying ahead of the game
AODD pumps have proven their worth in hazardous ATEX Zone 0 areas at oil storage terminals   The challenge of safely and economically dealing with rainwater and petrochemical spills in ATEX Zone 0 areas is growing...
Good things come in packages
Packaging pumps and meters together to move fluids is not a new concept...
Energy efficiency is the key
Double volute twin screw pumps are rotary positive displacement pumps which have a wide field of applications...
Multiple screw pumps on FPSO vessels
During the past five decades, the booming offshore activities of the oil and gas industry required new approaches to processing and transportation of the well streams from platforms and subsea fields...
Crude oil gathering
A record number of sites are being drilled and produced across the US...
Another record year
StocExpo 2014, which took place at the Ahoy in Rotterdam between 18-20 March, broke records with 200 companies exhibiting at the show and 2,942 people in attendance, a significant 32% boost in visitors compared with last year...