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Volume 6
Issue 5

Published:
November 5, 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.

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All about Asia
This issue focuses on Asia to coincide with November’s Tank Storage Asia expo & conference in Kuala Lumpur and even we were surprised by the level of activity in the region...
M&A activity climbs to unprecedented levels
Through August 2010 15 transactions have been executed in the US alone, with approximately $5...
Timing is everythin
Alaska International started building a bulk liquid storage terminal in 2007 at a critical time for the economic climate...
China in focus
China is expanding its petrochemicals and refining industries as part of the government’s long term economic development programme aimed at creating employment and improving living standards...
Wireless technology makes everything better
For US-based Tesoro’s Salt Lake City refining facility good plant efficiency comes down to three things: convenience, simplicity and responsiveness...
Malaysia's growig role as a storage hub
Demand for liquid bulk shipping capacity and tank storage terminals has been steadily growing over the past few years, particularly in Asia...
Revving up Indian infrastructure
India’s GDP is estimated to grow at a rate of 8.75% during 2010-2011...
Wireless in practice
Terminals can use industrial wireless systems to optimise productivity and reliability, improve safety and security and ensure regulatory compliance such as compliance to safety standards...
Decisions made easy
Running a terminal can be a hard job. A management team typically has to deal with many questions: ‘Why are we having an increasing number of demurrage claims? We have designed all berths to have an average occupancy of 65%, have not we? Are there not enough loading pumps? The number of small ships has increased, but this could not be causing the problem...
Cold cutting in action
After carrying out statutory inspections at the end of last year Shell UK was informed it needed to replace steel floor plates in three floating roof tanks of 95,000m3 capacity (76m diameter by 22m high)...
Safety first,returns later
Operators and contractors in the aboveground storage tank industry are continually improving the overall safety culture...
Aluminium dome fire safety
Over the past few decades aluminium dome roofs have developed into one of most common roof structures for new or converted storage tanks...
How to safely dismantle a tank
An ageing tank needs to be inspected to ensure its structural integrity and longevity...
No longer optional
Due to increasing market, competitive, regulatory and social pressures, terminal automation is more important today than ever before...
Ensuring safety during construction
In the past tanks were constructed using a stage by stage method of erecting tank plates from the bottom to the top...
Stress analysis
Tank settlement can be characterised as uniform, tilt planar, outof- plane, or edge settlement...