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Volume 11
Issue 5

Published:
September 7, 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.

Pengerang Terminal is only the beginning..
An exclusive interview with the operators of southeast Asia’s first independent land-based crude oil storage facility...
Update on Singapore's neighbours
Lynda Davies examines storage developments across Malaysia and Indonesia...
Storage wars: The international oil trading hub race
Mahin Siddiqui, associate at Gulf Intelligence, examines how the second and third ranked oil trading hubs compare and how Fujairah is well on the way to overtaking Singapore to second place...
Jewel of the Asian maritime highway
With construction work imminent, Tanjung Piai’s strategic location and naturally deep draft are attractive features for storage operators looking to grow in the region...
Guidance update following regulatory changes
Latest technical publications on operations management, new environment guidelines and Seveso III Directive...
There's no stopping them...
With its latest acquisition of four storage terminals in Sweden, Inter Terminals has increased its storage capacity by 40% and is now the largest independent terminal operator in Scandinavia...
Cutting a competitive edge in chemical storage
As European chemical production continues to decline, chemical storage operators on the continent are relishing the growing number of larger shipments coming from abroad to serve the market...
Benchmarking chemical storage in the Mediterranean
Utilisation rates within the Port of Tarragona’s chemical storage cluster have enjoyed a consistent upward trend over the past year as the local industry continues its production peak...
Preventing falls from road tankers
There is a wealth of choice in fall prevention and fall protection equipment available on the market today and this, coupled with commercial purchasing pressures mean buyers are often forced to choose between savings and safety...
Chemical terminal inspections: 20 years of evolution
The beginningIn the early 1990s, chemical companies had no travel restrictions, bottomless budgets and fully manned departments, and the carbon foot print was not yet on the agenda...
The critical role of proof tests
A large top tier chemical facility located in the north east of England required an extensive review of its safety systemproof test procedures in order to improve its legislative needs...
Site surveys with a difference
UK-based Advanced 3D Laser Solutions has just completed a major project with oil refiner Valero focusing on the Pressure Systems Safety Regulations (PSSRs) required to maintain compliance with HSE legislation...
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...
Maintaining safety systems in tanker terminals
The use of antiquated safety systems in the tank terminal industry is still prevalent despite the introduction of stricter and tighter legislative frameworks...
Progress in lightning and static protection
What have the latest revisions to NFPA 780 and API RP 545 achieved and how much work still needs to be done? Whereas lightning protection for external floating roof tanks formerly centered around shunts, recent scientific research has shown that another type of contact, the bypass conductor, is equally or more important than the shunt...
Magnetic flux leakage evaluations
Magnetic flux leakage (MFL) is a technique that has been used for many years to evaluate carbon steel for variousanomalies such as defective workmanship from the manufacturer and service induced defects occurring over time...
Cyber security challenges of tank terminals
Over the past few decades the automation of tank terminals has increased dramatically...
The changing face of portable certification in tank inspection qualifications
Since 1989, API’s individual certification programmes (ICP) have provided the petroleum and petrochemical industries with an independent and unbiased way to evaluate the knowledge and experience of technical and inspection personnel...