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Volume 5
Issue 1

Published:
January 1, 2009

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.

How can I improve terminal efficiency?
The terminalling industry will not escape the pains of this new business environment...
The upside of the economic downturn
Not everyone sees a recession as a reason to despair Over the last few years financial players all around the globe have been increasingly eager to get their hands on storage facilities, which are seen as an invaluable long term investment, and this in turn has been driving up prices...
ISO and API differ on flame arrestor guidance
The new ISO standard states that a flame can propagate through a PV valve and into the vapour space of a tank...
Making the best of a bad situation
Vitol Tank Terminal International's CEO talks about the credit crunch and plans to sell its share in Vopak Horizon Fujairah Vitol Tank Terminal International (VTTI) is another global terminal owner and operator making the most of the economic downturn...
Capacity expands across the Arabian Gulf
David Hayes looks at the key hubs for storage in the Middle East Tank terminal capacity is expanding at a number of sites across the Arabian Gulf in response to growing demand for liquid fuel and chemical storage facilities...
Introducing biometrics
US terminals must react to new security legislation imposed by Congress through the Maritime Transportation Security Act of 2002 The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and the Coast Guard are jointly administering a new identity programme in response to the Maritime Transportation Security Act of 2002 (MTSA) called the Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC)...
Why terminals need a safety net
Personnel protection comes at a cost: the cost of health, implementation and lost time Safety is not an isolated solution...
Even the best laid plans...
Every employee wants, and is entitled to, appropriate protection from workplace hazards, whatever the industry While the US Department of Labour's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the OSH Act of 1970 have done a tremendous job protecting the worker from workplace hazards, no system is perfect, and workplace accidents and incidents do continue to happen...
How side-entry mixing reduces the risk of a tank collapse
By minimising the level of sludge on the tank floor, terminal operators can enhance safety as well as saving both time and money The 2005 collapse of a crude oil tank in Belgium threatened to release more than 37,000m3 of oil into the surrounding ecosystem...
Keeping it tight
Once roof seals have been installed they must be regularly maintained A common tendency today is to position a new tank seal, particularly on a newly constructed tank, and assume that the seal will operate perfectly until the first 10 year maintenance outage and inspection...
Challenges in vapour recovery
Well-designed systems are essential when trying to capture VOCs cost-effectively and easily Anyone who has spent any time working on storage tanks knows that any space not occupied by liquids is filled with vapours...
Fuel contamination
Terminals can lose 7-10% of stored fuels if fungus and microbes spread through the tank Fuel contamination is a problem that has been plaguing the marine and aviation industry for years...
Back to Dubai
StocExpo returns to the Middle East for the third conference and exhibition in the region Moving on from last year's event in the Kingdom of Bahrain, StocExpo Middle East enters its third year with a return to Dubai, home to the inaugural show in 2006...