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Volume 10
Issue 5

Published:
September 5, 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.

ARA tank storage markets: more pain to come?
Consultant PJK International summarises how changes in the global oil markets are impacting profitability for tank terminal operators...
Topsafe to expand in China
Topsafe, a third party logistics service provider, owns and operates a petrochemical storage facility in Guangdong province, south China...
Slight slowdown but overall positivity
The long awaited Pengerang Independent Terminals facility, located at the southern tip of Peninsular Malaysia’s Johor State, has now started operations...
Third party terminal market enters new expansion phase
The storage terminal sector has seen a number of new developments lately, reflecting China’s fast economic development over the past decade...
Australia ups storage capacity in the wake of refinery closures
The new Pelican Point storage facility was opened on 30 April 2014 at Port Adelaide...
Shift work and fatigue - keeping it simple
This article uses the 2005 Buncefield explosion and fires’ incident as a springboard to consider some of the key practical factors that operations and HSSE managers, safety reps and others in the major hazard side of the tank storage industry should look for in managing shift work and fatigue...
Fuel terminal asset protection
With fuel terminals running with limited but efficient manning levels, fixed fire safety systems play a vital role in the overall emergency response plan...
High thermal radiation from large ethanol fires
Experience from smaller fires, with an area of just a few square metres of liquid fuel, is that fuels containing a high proportion of alcohol, such as E85, radiate less heat...
Handling a stormy situation
Pipeline and terminal operator Buckeye Partners owns a large storage terminal facility in the Bahamas known as BORCO...
Fighting fire against the odds
ISO 14001 sets out the criteria for an environmental management system...
Tank heating: a new way of thinking
The rising number of infrastructure projects around the globe means higher volumes of product such as asphalt and bitumen...
Why use a floating roof critical zone survey?
A floating roof, as its name implies, floats on the surface of the product in the storage tank...
Improving confidence in tank inspection
Tank inspection is an important part of effective asset management, from both regulatory and operating efficiency perspectives...
In pursuit of great ground conditions
Typically, tanks are located on sites with less than perfect ground conditions near water access or old brownfield sites with poor or mixed soils...
FRANCE: complying with the latest regulations
Following several accidents as a result of ageing equipment, the Ministry of Ecology and Sustainable Development launched an action plan to combat the situation at the end of 2008...
Engineering a partnership
From modest beginnings, E-M Co. – renamed EMCO Chemical Distributors – has grown into one of the top 10 largest privately owned distributors, blenders and custom packagers of industrial chemicals, specialty chemicals and fine ingredients in the US...
Easy access to inventory
Texas-based ZXP Technologies is a packaging, blending and distribution service for vehicle, commercial and industrial lubricants, as well as bulk power products...
Preventing loss with insulating coatings
A common, and unfortunate, theme of storage tanks around the world today is loss...
Safety first for industrial coatings
Coating contractors regularly engage in one of the most hazardous jobs at a facility...