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Volume 10
Issue 6

Published:
October 27, 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.

Adding value in a changing world
Vopak’s terminal in Hamburg has a capacity of almost 700,000m3, used for storing base oil, heavy fuel oil, gasoil and diesel as well as bunker fuel and niche products like sulphuric acid and CO2...
An insight into Germany's inland storage
October 2014 and a chill wind has pierced hopes that European economies had finally emerged from the wreckage of the 2008 financial crisis...
Looking into the Cushing crystal ball
Cushing stocks have dropped from 40 Mbbl in January 2014 to just over 19 Mbbl at the end of July 2014, and currently hover in the low 20 Mbbl range...
Playing to win
Globally, there were 22 oil and gas terminal and storage transactions last year and 36 transactions in 2012, according to analysis1 by London-headquartered EY...
Designing compliant tank storage overfill protection systems
The overriding driver in defining the requirements of tank overfill protection has been the Buncefield incident...
Metering or gauging
Tank gauging remains invaluable for terminal tank operators as a means to measure product inventory...
Why pressure transducers are almost always the best wireless liquid level sensors
Pressure transducers are impressive level sensors. They have been an industry staple for years now – and for good reason...
Installation considerations for automatic tank gauging
Choosing the right automatic tank gauge can seem like a simple process – just look for the sensor that offers the performance needed at the lowest price...
EPA no longer supports VOC emissions software for storage tanks
US companies with petroleum products and other organic liquids have long utilised the US Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) software, latest version TANKS 4...
VTT Vasiliko opens in Cyprus
Nearly four years after its conception, VTT Vasiliko in Cyprus (VTTV) will begin its operations in November 2014...
How the VTT Vasiliko tanks were built
Jacking-up tanks is gaining popularity around the world as more tank builders are switching from the conventional (bottom-up) erection method to the jacking (top-down) method largely due to the absolute safety the latter affords by eliminating working at heights...
Mechanisation of storage tank welding
The growth of the oil and gas industry continues to increase demand for welders...
Order from chaos
As assets and facilities age, the continued demonstration of fitness to operate over an extended lifetime is essential...
Hungary's first aluminium pontoon type internal floating roof
Lukoil has installed the first aluminium (skin & pontoon) floating roof with primary and secondary wiper seals at two 2,000 m3 storage tanks in Hungary...
Geldof finalises new tank terminal for ADPO in Port of Antwerp
Earlier this year Antwerpbased ADPO, a provider of logistics services as well as storage and handling, awarded a contract to the Belgian company Engicon nv (Geldof), total engineering and steel construction project contractor, for the design, construction and installation of 57 storage tanks for its new LLH (Liefkenshoek Logistic Hub) in the Port of Antwerp...
Retrofitting leak detection
Tank Storage magazine speaks to Niels Knoops- Wesenick, MD of leak detection technology provider Wolftank Adisa, about the protection of storage tanks Q Why is the tank an asset to be maintained? A The construction of a new storage tank is a high investment in an asset that, over the entire lifecycle, is exposed to harsh conditions such as environmental influence and storage of chemically aggressive goods...
The world's first double skinned hydrochloric acid tank
Back in 2011, UK-based terminal operator Simon Storage needed a lining system for its hydrochloric acid tanks at its Seals Sands site in Teesside...
High temperature linings for sulphur storage tanks
Liquid sulphur storage tanks are used worldwide in crude oil refineries and natural gas plants to store liquid sulphur in very large volumes...
Low thermal conductivity CUI coatings
The benefits to industry of insulating tanks, process equipment and pipework to reduce energy usage and the risk of personal injury by burns cannot be overstated...
An introduction to valves & gauges for shop fabricated tanks
Today’s systems are typically designed to comply with current National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) code requirements, International Fire Code (IFC) code requirements, and/ or California’s Air Resource Board (CARB) requirements...
The fuel for success
Based in Phoenix, Arizona, Caljet operates five state-ofthe art storage tank farms, unloading facilities, dispensing terminals and customer focused operations...