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Volume 5
Issue 5

Published:
November 3, 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.

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Singapore: still the Houston of the East?
The first phase of European trader Trafigura’s 400,000m3 Tanjung Langsat oil storage terminal in Johor has just been completed, global oil trader Vitol is planning its own terminal at Tanjung Bin and Vopak is conducting a feasibility study to develop a storage facility in Pengerang...
Jurong Island doubles storage land
Singapore’s oil and petrochemical hub Jurong Island has finished, doubling the land available for storage...
Malaysia makes its move
Singapore offers the largest petroleum and petrochemicals storage capacity in southeast Asia...
Market consolidation a must for Japan
Nippon Vopak was established in 1966 as the first third party tank terminal in Japan and now has five terminals in four major industrial areas: Kawasaki and Yokohama in Keihin, Nagoya in Chukyo, Kobe in Hanshin and Moji in Kyushu – giving the company a total storage capacity of 220,500m3...
Testing best practices
After major incidents such as Buncefield or Texas City recommendations and guidance soon turn into international best practices...
Tank terminal update - Asia
Home to the world’s two fastest growing economies, Asia’s energy demand is second to none...
Analysing the coatings sector
Coatings are widely used in the storage industry for applications including providing internal corrosion protection for tanks, seawater protection for jetties and temperature resistance for pipelines...
Risk reduction for lightning-induced tank fires
The image of a large storage tank filled with flammable liquid, fully engulfed in flames caused by a lightning strike or electrostatic discharge, is a spectacular yet frightening sight...
Re-using storage tanks
It is now widely accepted that lifting a tank is better than dismantling it and starting again...
Tank relocating: a valuable option
Terminals and refi neries tend to prefer off-site construction of new tanks for safety reasons, so these new tanks must then be moved to the facility...
Staying in shape
Tanks cannot be moved perpendicularly with air bags as they have no lateral stability...
Why calibrate a storage tank
Large storage tanks are not perfect cylinders. There are many variables that change the shape during construction and as the tank ages...
A flare for problem solving
Large oil tanks are periodically checked from the inside to ensure continuous safety and closeness...
Real world wireless
Using wireless technology has allowed Technochem Environmental Complex (TEC) in Singapore to automate its inventory management by delivery continuous level measurements from 14 storage and process tanks...