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Issue Contents


Volume 6
Issue 1

Published:
February 4, 2010

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.

Things can only get better
A year ago things were looking bleak for the storage sector. Rapid construction had just raised terminal capacity but demand was widely anticipated to slump as the worldwide recession took effect...
Florida: 97% success
Around 30 states have aboveground storage tank (AST) regulations, but Florida has some of the most stringent requirements in the country...
TankChem capitalises on silver lining
In 2007 Russia halted deliveries of oil products and other chemicals to Estonia, causing severe headaches to terminals in the region...
Developments across eastern Europe
Russia is enjoying a good start to 2010. Oil output grew by around 1...
Tank terminal update
Tank Storage magazine provides an update of the terminals being built across eastern Europe...
Reducing blend times
The average time for blending a 28m tank using two side entry propeller mixers is 50 hours...
Mixing advances
Crude oil storage tanks need a simple method of blending crude to minimise the accumulation of bottom solids and water...
Cost-effective and energy efficient?
When evaluating the most appropriate process and technology, operators must be absolutely clear in their minds as to what they are trying to achieve: is it mixing, blending, homogeneity or preventing the build up of basic sediments and water (BS&W) in the bottom of the tank? Mixing covers all process applications: liquid/liquid; gas/liquids; liquid/solids and solids/solids...
Efficient and reliable mixer
In most cases petroleum and other stored products are mixed using a rotating agitator located on the tank wall...
Minimising expansion liabilities
Several options are available for expanding a terminal: acquiring/ leasing additional property, acquiring another terminal, or developing/redeveloping the existing terminal property...
Flexible systems
How to choose and install floating roof drains for maximum effect...
Why lower emissions are not always better
The standard emission levels from a typical vapour recovery unit (VRU) are around 1g of hydrocarbons per m3 product loaded, which complies with most legislation...
Act now and save later
VOCs released in wastewater processes such as aerobic bio-treatment can lead to costly control measures if the vapours violate air emission rules...
Improving flow measurement
Accurate measurement of hydrocarbon gases and liquids using industry measurement standards is vital for process control systems, leak detection, and the transfer of product between two parties, more commonly known as custody transfer...
Helping re-fuel the Marine Corps
Providing technology for a Marine Corps base is not an average project...
Moving to Malaysia
The unique formula of coinciding a conference on the terminal sector in Asia with one on the biofuels industry worked well and attracted a wide variety of delegates such as traders, storage operators, producers, regulators and investors...