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Issue Contents


Volume 11
Issue 3

Published:
May 8, 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.

Unlocking the Colombian potential
Developing and enhancing strategic storage assets in Cartagena is key to fully unlock the crude oil potential in Colombia as exports grow in this key region and Oiltanking is relishing the challenge...
Brazil - Latin America's battered angel?
Amid Brazil’s gathering economic storm clouds, storage operators are taking a cautious approach to capacity expansions...
Regulatory update
Jane Besch, operational excellence manager at Vopak Americas looks at the recent regulatory developments that could affect tank owners and operators...
Transforming the regulatory landscape for tank operators
A chemical leak into West Virgina’s Elk River set in motion the creation of the Aboveground Storage Tank Act – but time will tell if operators will remain in this new regulatory structure...
US export policy is holding back the crude
While consistent crude oil supply growth in the US has been warmly welcomed by terminal operators across the continent, it has highlighted a legislative problem that could significantly hamper future oil and gas exploration and production...
Out with the old, in with the new
When Enterprise Products Partners bought Oiltanking Partners last year, Ken Owen, Bo McCall, Jon Ackerman and Javier del Olmo found themselves at a decision point...
Carving a chemical storage niche in the Middle East
Arabian Chemical Terminals (ACT) is continuing to enhance its unique position within the Saudi Arabian chemical storage market by constructing an additional 13 tanks at its facility in Jubail Commercial Port, located in the Eastern Province at the Persian Gulf...
Satisfying storage demand in the US
Blackwater Midstream is reaping the benefits of a tightened capacity supply for chemical storage with by further expanding its second facility in the Port of New Orleans...
Developments in BY-PASS CONDUCTORS for external floating roof tanks
It has been several years now that by-pass conductors have been required by both the American Petroleum Institute API RP-545 and the National Fire Protection Association NFPA 780, Chapter 7, which provides requirements for lightning protection of external floating roof tanks...
3D mapping of oil assets for Vopak's London terminal
Although laser scanning has been around for a number years the software, until now it has not been capable ofhandling larger brownfield sites typified by the oil and gas sector...
Asset integrity management: a combined approach
Storage terminals and their assets – specifically storage tanks and piping – are susceptible to material failure and a wide range of issues throughout their service life...
A new generation of double volute twin screw pumps
An innovative ‘Plug and Pump’ design has been introduced to the market by Klaus Union for double volute twin screw pumps...
Maximising storage capacity in an energy renaissance
As North America enjoys an energy renaissance Matrix PDM Engineering’s Ken Erdmann and PEMY Consulting’s Philip Myers explain how operators can squeeze more capacity from their tanks...
Just add water
Concrete Canvas was originally incorporated to manufacture its Concrete Canvas Shelters: a ‘building in a bag...
Financial market trading of crude oil storage
Storage has become a tradable commodity on the financial market with the launch of the first ever physically delivered crude oil storage futures contract...
Moving away from conventional seals
Gas sealing technology has been successfully applied in loading, unloading and transfer pumps in liquid storage terminals for more than 10 years...
A new era in tank protection
When Lightning Eliminators invented the Retractable Grounding Assembly (RGA) at the beginning of the new millennium, it was received with accolades...
Tank construction against the elements
When New Orleans-based Westway Terminals was ready to expand storage capacity at its terminal facility in Philadelphia, in Pennsylvania, US, it called on Fisher Tank Company to provide support for the project...
Simultaneous yet safe: a new approach to loading
In 2011 Spanish petrochemical company Cepsa undertook a review of operations at its Huelva site in southern Spain...
Static grounding protection for tank cars
In the hazardous process industries, more commonly referred to as the HAZLOC industries, static electricity is generated virtually all of the time...
Innovation in Africa
In the last year, five Leistritz multiphase pumps have been installed in Algeria...
Everyone wants a piece of the storage action
StocExpo 2015 maintained its position as the leading event within the tank terminal industry with more than 3,500 people in attendance over the course of the three days...