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Volume 12
Issue 6

Published:
October 12, 2016

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.

The gateway to Germany's energy market
Following work to recommission an extensive amount of tank storage capacity, HES Wilhelmshaven has emerged as a key coastal terminal for Germany’s supply chain A former refinery on the North Sea has been transformed with ambitions to become the gateway for oil and gas imports and exports for Germany...
Satisfying Germany's crude appetite
Located in Germany’s only deep water harbour, Nord-West Oelleitung’s downstream infrastructure not only supplies refineries in the northwest of the country but is also the only supplier for most of Germany’s crude reserves Situated in the most important crude importing harbour in Germany, Nord-West Oelleitung (NWO) serves a vitalrole in the crude supply chain as the largest supplier for the country’s crude stockpiling facilities...
It's all about location
Demand remains healthy for the distribution of refined products in Germany, where transport costs, the Rhine water levels and relating product prices strongly impact the storage market...
A new player for the UK's growing storage demand
The UK’s largest independent bulk liquid storage provider is situated at the heart of the UK’s product supply chain as the demand for fuel imports grows Early 2016 saw a package of tank storage acquisitions by Macquarie Capital and Greenergy completed to form the UK’s largest independent bulk liquid storage provider...
Eliminating piping support weakness
A new approach ensures the thorough and comprehensive inspection of aboveground piping supports The global consumption of oil continues to grow, albeit at a slower rate than expected...
Solving the seven most common tank gauging problems
Many terminals and tank farms struggle with tank gauging because they use outdated equipment, resulting in unreliable operations, inefficient routines and high operational costs...
Bringing the future to the tanker truck
Renovations at Gunvor-Raffinerie Ingolstadt refinery’s tanker truck loading station will improve safety, performance and efficiency In 2015, more than 102 million tonnes of crude oil were processed at refineries in Germany...
Custody transfer meter diagnostics improve process stability
Over the past 20 years, improvements to metering technologies have sought to reduce maintenance costs, improveaccuracy and provide more process information at the metering point...
A new level of loading
‘Self-service’ driver operated loading is elevating tank terminal automation to a new level The trend towards self-service is becoming more commonplace in all aspects of society...
360 degree surveillance for bulk liquid security
Evolving surveillance technology can help port and terminal operators tackle evolving security challenges Bulk liquid cargo vessels account for around 30% of the global merchant vessel fleet (excluding Ro-Ro)...
Mixers play a key role in the petroleum supply chain
The criteria used by an Oklahoma refinery to update its mixing system Many of the largest oil-consuming nations, such as the US, have topped 95% of their available crude oil storage capacity...
Fighting the flames with foam
Fires in storage tanks, or the surrounding bunds, are a challenge to both firefighters and tank operators alike, as tank farms are often located in tight spaces and store various flammable liquids making the risks diverse and complex...
Addressing challenges in oil and gas downstream distribution with Industry 4.0
In times of increasing cost pressure in the fields of downstream and secondary distribution, cost optimisation for all parties involved being increasingly focused on...
Solving critical firefighting problems
In firefighting applications, there are two different solutions depending on the type of fire that has to be extinguished...
Tailor-made rotary lobe pumps for stationary or mobile use
Rotary lobe pumps are used in different areas for conveying chemically aggressive, highly viscous media or media containing solids...