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Issue Contents


Volume 6
Issue 2

Published:
March 19, 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.

StocExpo sell out
For a business that works with chemicals, oil products and renewable fuels, a drop in fuel demand, a downturn in the chemical and refining sector and a stagnant biofuels market may have proved disastrous...
An end to Buncefield?
The explosion and fire at the Buncefield oil storage terminal on 11 December 2005 was thoroughly investigated by a Major Incident Investigation Board (MIIB) chaired by Lord Newton of Braintree...
Are we dying for new legislation?
Flixborough, Bhopal, Piper Alpha, Toulouse and Texas City – all are well-known to those on major accident hazard sites within the chemical industry...
No R&R for ARA
Demand for chemicals and petrol may still be down, but the storage industry is standing strong...
Vesta: a new name in oil storage
One of the world’s largest energy traders Mercuria takes its name from Mercury, the god of trade...
Tank terminal update Europe
Tank Storage magazine takes a look at recent terminal or tank farm construction, acquisition or expansion projects in mainland Europe...
Flying a little further
Some equipment suppliers are feeling the squeeze in today’s economy...
Safety first for LNG storage
Liquefied natural gas (LNG) is an extremely cold, odourless, nontoxic, non-corrosive substance that is transported and stored at low pressure...
Fire hazard management training
One of the biggest challenges facing HSE personnel, fire safety managers and emergency responders at terminals is the implementation of a relevant, justified and cost-effective fire and explosion hazard management (FEHM) policy...
Reaching new heights
Building a tank on an island brings with it some unusual challenges including strict custom regulations...
The new way to build tanks
Traditionally large storage tanks are always fully assembled on site...
Preparing for the influx of renewable fuels
Legislation affecting renewable fuels is still being updated so terminals and blending facilities must ensure they are aware of the latest regulations affecting the products they handle...
MID – fuelling accurate blending
Addressing the impact of the European Measuring Instruments Directive on biofuels blending...
Floor inspection without the added costs
Tank bottoms are notoriously hard to inspect. A new method removes the need for downtime at the same time as providing repair and maintenance guidelines for tanks...
Insuring against tank downtime
An effective tank management programme is necessary to ensure that tanks continue to operate safely and are inspected and maintained on a regular basis in the most costeffective manner possible...
The role of alarm annunciators in managing safety
Alarm annunciators are a vital tool in safety management but operator involvement places a limit on the technology’s reliability...