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Issue Contents


Volume 11
Issue 2

Published:
March 4, 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.

From salvage to storage
Italy-based Neri Group, which has beenactive in the marine sector; particularly inthe removal of oil from the ill-fated CostaConcordia, is also a storage operator...
New terminal, old faces
FinCo is one of the newest terminalsin Europe. The terminal, located inAmsterdam, the Netherlands, storespetroleum products as well as biofuels...
Spending it wisely
In February Zenith Energy, anewly-formed internationalliquids and bulk terminallingcompany, announced itsacquisition of the Bantry BayOil Terminal in West Cork,Ireland, from Phillips 66...
What a difference a year makes
Storage is once again a ‘musthave’in the oil supply chainand everyone wants a pieceof the pie...
Full to the brim
Seven weeks into 2015 and theprice of Brent crude topped$60 (€53) a barrel for thefirst time, up from a six yearlow in January but still morethan 50% down on year-agolevels...
Current contango, predictions for 2015 and impact on tank storage sector
The recent slide in oil prices hasturned the petroleum industryupside down...
CSB finds 'significant gaps' in regulatory landscape
At 12:23 a.m. on October 23 2009,a large vapour cloud ignited at theCaribbean Petroleum facility near SanJuan, Puerto Rico...
The need for compliant tank storage overfill protection systems
The catastrophic fire andexplosion at the Buncefieldstorage terminal inHertfordshire, UK, identified arequirement to mitigate the riskof fire and explosion causedby over-filling storage tanksused for extremely inflammableproducts, such as petrol...
A new approach to cleaning
When Vopak in Houston, Texas, foundthat its tank bottoms were too viscous topump, it needed to find a solution...
Tank inspection: standards, intervals and complexities
The US EnvironmentalProtection Agency (EPA)originally announced theSpill Prevention, Control, andCountermeasure (SPCC) rule in1973, requiring certain nontransportationrelated facilitiesto develop and implementan SPCC plan...
Testing out every possible scenario
The need to streamlineinvestment costs hasprompted the search for newmethods to plan a storagefacility, especially when lotsof variables are involved...
How proper planning can increase €50,000 per week
The basic processes of running a terminalare straightforward, but planning themall in the best possible manner is stillboth difficult and time consuming...
A new approach to storage
Storing liquids in single hull tankshas been done for centuries...
Spectacular cone replacement at Vopak Botlek
Nowadays when a tank roofneeds replacing, the easiestoption is often to replace thewhole tank...
Static earthing protection for road tankers
The loading and unloading ofroad tankers with flammableand combustible products,presents one of the mostserious fire and explosion risksfor site operations within thehazardous process industries...
Initial storage tank internal inspections
API 653 provides storage tankowners and operators withmaximum inspection intervalsto establish initial and ongoingtank integrity...
Why lift a tank?
For more than 60 years tank jackinghas created an added value in tankmaintenance programmes...
Whatever the weather
Atreus Deck & Dome, a business unit of theAustria-based industrial service provider,the Kremsmueller Group, has now had achance to test out its unique silicone-freealuminium dome roof sealing technology...
Understanding the human factors is HSE & CSR
Despite an ever growingvolume of laws, rules,regulations and guidelinesrelating to health, safety andthe environment (HSE) andcorporate social responsibility(CSR), these issues arestill not a priority in manyorganisations...