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Volume 6
Issue 4

Published:
September 8, 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.

Realise Canada's potential
And we’ve certainly not found a shortage of topics to explore...
Venturing into automated tank cleaning
In early 2010, a big Gulf Coast Refiner (GCR) needed three crude oil storage tanks cleaned, of which two were neighbouring tanks...
Long may it continue
Terminal construction and expansions have occurred over the past few years in major oil trading locations such as Cushing, Rotterdam, Fujairah and Singapore, supporting trader activities...
All change for IMTT
Terminal operator IMTT’s facility in Quebec City is surrounded by change...
Canada's storage transformation
In terms of proven oil reserves, Canada has some 178 billion barrels of them – placing it second only to Saudi Arabia...
The 'other' costs of the project
The success of any project is always judged by three simple things: scope, schedule, and budget...
Flame detection now more effective than ever
A fire at a storage terminal can have disastrous effects. A blaze at the end of July at a petrochemical factory at Iran’s largest oil terminal – killing four – is just the latest in a long line of incidents plaguing the terminal sector...
BUNCEFIELD - its impact on safety measures
Prior to Buncefield in 2005, an unconfined vapour cloud explosion from a large fuel storage tank was not considered a credible major hazard...
What lies within?
earthen tanks for product warehousing, to larger and more elaborate vessels that take many shapes, sizes, and mechanisms aimed at parking, churning, insulating, and moving their precious cargo...
Tank site remediation
Terminal owner Petroterminal de Panamá, S.A., planned to construct two largediameter internal floating roof (IFR) above ground storage tanks (AST) on shallow ringwall foundations at their Atlantic Terminal in Chiriquí Grande, Republic of Panama...
Supporting tanks with controlled modulus columns
When any tank is built and put into service some amount of settlement occurs...
EPA delays SPCC compliance deadline
timeconsuming and frustrating experience to evaluate regulatory changes, especially with respect to how they may affect operations...
Leak detection in confined spaces
Coastal Oil Company has been part of the Northern California business scene since 1935 when the company was founded to blend and sell lube oil...
Playing it safe
Loading terminals are busy places with trucks coming in to fill up and be on their way as quickly as possible, driving many thousands of miles per year in all weathers to deliver fuel to customers...