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Issue Contents


Volume 5
Issue 3

Published:
May 28, 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.

Kick the tyres before you buy
The recent global financial crisis has created many opportunities in the terminal business...
Tank terminal update - US
The US is the world’s third largest oil producing nation, and has the world’s highest rate of fuel ethanol production...
Bucking the trend
Buckeye Partners is best known for its 5,400 mile pipeline network across the US providing refi ners, wholesalers, marketers, airlines, railroads, and other commercial end-users with dependable transportation of refi ned petroleum products...
US terminals remain cautiously confident
Storage is not immune to the global economic downturn, but nor is it vulnerable in the way that the car manufacturing or luxury goods markets are...
ILTA ignites the industry
As the number of barrels stored in the US rises – almost half a million barrels of oil storage were added at Cushing, Oklahoma, sources reported in April – so does the number of new exhibitors at this year’s ILTA show...
Alternative floating roof design
For over 50 years aluminium internal floating roofs (AIFR) have been used in storage tanks to reduce emissions, cut fuel loss from evaporation, provide a barrier to airborne contaminants, and improve safety...
Floating roof design
Floating roofs have been in existence for over half a century, providing operators and regulatory bodies a reliable, time proven safety and emission control system...
Product movement tracking systems
Aterminal operator has very little control over product receipts and there are many factors that can affect the actual amount of product received compared to the amount requested or invoiced...
Maximising the return on automation investment
With increased customer and internal requirements and expanding government regulations today’s IT project must prove to be a quick return on investment and solve serious business needs...
Exercising extreme caution
One of the side effects of the decision to blend biodiesel into hydrocarbon diesel to form a standard 5% (B5) fuel to ASTM D975-09 and EN 590:2000 specifications, is the potential for the FAME to contaminate other fuels due simply to its one-time presence...
New twin screw pump for heavy oil duties
Heavy duty fuel oil is viscous and can contain foreign matter that can influence and damage the internals of the pump...
Terminally successful
The 3 Rivers Terminal, strategically located southwest of Chicago, consists of 17 storage tanks and 15 blend tanks used in the storage, handling and packaging of mainly hydrogen peroxide, but also caustics, amines (a derivative of ammonia), glycerin propylene, glycol and chemical de-icers...
Building momentum in a challenging economic climate
In a deep recession, investment capital tends to be tight. However, tank storage operators and the energy sector in general have to take the long-term view, so there is still plenty of construction underway worldwide in anticipation of growing long term demand...
Safe marine access
The same hazards exist when considering safe access to road and rail tankers, as with personnel transfer on marine vessels...
‘Stability in an uncertain world'
This year’s StocExpo Europe kicked off in style with a preshow tour of the Port of Rotterdam, the home of the storage industry...