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Volume 11
Issue 1

Published:
January 5, 2015

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.

New regulations affecting marine vapour control systems
Since 1990, the regulations for vapour control during marine loading operations have been determined by the Coast Guard and laid out in 33 CFR 154...
Seveso III Directive: what's new?
In 1976, the small Italian town of Seveso was severely contaminated with dioxin as a result of a major accident at a chemical factory...
All change
In January 2015 new legislation will come into effect which will restrict fuel oil consumption in Emission Control Areas (ECA) for marine vessels...
Explaining the price plummet
It’s supply! It’s demand! It’s a price war! It’s a recession! Oil prices plunge! These same words were spoken in 2008 and 2009 when oil prices dropped more than $100 (€80) per barrel from over $140 per barrel to less than $40 per barrel...
The changing role of storage
Over the past few years there have been some interesting additions to the list of companies owning and constructing storage...
Opportunities in Iraq
Iraq’s oil refineries, like much of the country’s infrastructure, have suffered the effects of long periods of under-investment...
Middle East refinery investments: Good news for storage operators?
Middle East Gulf oil producers are in the midst of a surge of new refinery construction, which will see substantial new capacity added by the end of 2017...
What next?
CLH, LBC, Tepsa and Vopak reflect on 2014 and take a look at what lies ahead for 2015...
The sweet smell of success
Vopak Terminal Europoort is one of the biggest petroleum storage and transshipment facilities in the heavily populated harbour area of Rotterdam, The Netherlands...
Cold bonding: A safer alternative to hot work
Hot work required for welding, grinding and cutting operations presents certain potential hazards when conducted in potentially explosive and flammable environments...
Equipping Stolthaven's terminal for the growing biofuels demand
In late 2011, Marstel Terminals released a scope of work specifications for the design, manufacture, installation, and commissioning of a four-bay gantry truck loading and automation control system that would fit the distribution needs of a diesel terminal...
Why choose swivel-angle tank mixers
Crude oil held in storage tank farms, refineries, pipelines and terminals usually contains varying amounts of sediment and water sometimes laden with paraffin, heavy ends, sand and silt...
Double mixing in half the time
In the spring of 2014 a pipeline operator in western Canada installed two DS jet mixers to reclaim the capacity in its tank...
Mixing it up
There have been two primary materials used in today’s floating roof technology; aluminum and steel...
First successful long range ultrasonic testing on an AST
When a tank operator discovered a leak as a result of a large crack on a tank, it set about the need for non-destructive testing (NDT)...
Five years on and going strong
Brenntag, one of Europe’s leaders in chemical distribution, operates with a global network with more than 480 locations in more than 70 countries...
Improving throughput and safety via business intelligence
Terminal operators have long been able to track drivers from ‘gate to gate’ but a new solution goes one step further...
Tank heating: why it needs to be more than just an afterthought
It is well known that heavy oils and asphalt need to be heated to reduce their viscosity before pumping and transportation...
Sizing tank blanketing regulators using the latest API 2000 7th edition guidelines
In March 2014, API Standard 2000 (Venting Atmospheric and Low-Pressure Storage Tanks) was revised...
If you could prevent a disaster, why wouldn't you?
There are hundreds of thousands of terminals worldwide that are susceptible to loss, damage and destruction by lightning...