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Issue Contents

Volume 5
Issue 2

March 12, 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.

No downturn for downstream
The price of a barrel of oil might have plunged from the giddy heights of around $140 (€110) since August 2008, but the mechanics of global fuel supply and the associated logistics mean barrels of oil, or tonnes of petrol, kerosene or ethanol, still need to be stored somewhere...
Biggest are not always best
Natie Terminals (NNT) may not be the biggest terminal, with 190 tanks and 235,000m3 of storage, but it tries to be the most flexible...
Surviving the storm
Early 20th century hurricanes were named by an Australian forecaster who called the storms after politicians he disliked...
Emergency response planning
It is often the same deficiencies that lead to poor responses and in some cases, escalation of an incident through inappropriate tactics...
Retrofitting bund liners
Long-term barrier peformance is not merely optional for owners, engineers and managers of the tank farms within petrochemical containment installations...
Mandate drives increased biofuels blending at terminals
The economic recession that has now engulfed the world has had a dramatic impact on fuel demand, with the US government to international organisations such as the IEA based in Paris and OPEC all reporting an erosion in global oil consumption for 2009...
From manual inspection to magnetic encoding
Imagine it is 1940. A tank farm operator has just received a call from his boss saying a large amount of product is coming his way...
Safety more precious than time
Safety is a combination between plant and process design, training, and experience...
Shell-BP oil terminal wastewater clean-up
Typically, contaminated water stored in tanks unnecessarily use up portions of a terminal’s valuable space...
Turnkey fluid handling solutions
A tank truck filling station recently engineered and installed for a large European Chemical Corporation is a prime example of customeroriented turnkey solutions...