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Volume 5
Issue 4

Published:
September 18, 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.

Storage on the up
Recessions are certainly not always good news for the terminal industry...
Tank terminal update - Canada
Canada’s oil industry hit the headlines on 1 August with the completion of a merger between Suncor Energy and Petro-Canada...
COMAH regulations: why waiting five years could risk safety
Every company that owns and operates a top tier COMAH installation will be aware that, under Regulation 8 of COMAH, they are required to review their safety reports at least every five years...
A new experience
For storage terminals the onset of a recession normally means a very busy beginning, followed by lots of empty tanks as the situation worsens...
A need for change
Canada has, unsurprisingly, not escaped the economic downturn and there have been plenty of headlines lamenting refinery and production plant closures...
Tank Storage goes north
North of its gasguzzling neighbour, storage levels in Canada remain strong...
How compulsory stocks affect storage operators
In 1974 the industrialised world signed up to the International Energy Programme (IEP) which set up the International Energy Agency (IEA)...
Growth in tough economic times: survivial guide for the chemical industry
Without question, 2008 was difficult for everyone – chemical companies in particular...
Terminal growth what does it involve
Expanding economies such as those in China and India have been the main focus for construction of new terminals over the last few years...
Weighing the risks of leak detection against the rewards
Preventing volatile organic compound (VOC) fugitive emission leaks from equipment and piping has been a hot enforcement topic for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for over a decade...
Being prepared is only half the battle
Anyone who has ever been faced with the nightmare scenario of a major storage farm fire will know that the response in the first few minutes is critical to the final outcome...
Reducing load rack incidents
Refined products terminals have a very high exposure to spills on their truck load racks...
Meeting the challenge head on
Fixed foam systems are undeniably the best method of protection for storage tanks because they do not require marshalling of emergency equipment and manpower...
Fighting fire with foam
On 29 July 2005 the US Congress signed the Energy Policy Act of 2005 into law...
Valve sealing with verification
Valves have an intrinsic paradox. The worst thing to do with a valve is to turn it and the next worst thing to do is to never turn it...
Pad-ready foundation support
Many factors need to be considered when determining where and how to construct an aboveground storage tank (AST)...
If your terminal's not doing well, why not?
This year’s International Liquid Terminals Association (ILTA) conference and exhibition had a very positive feel, with the overall message being that most storage terminals are doing better than just surviving in the current uncertain economic and fi nancial climate...