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Issue Contents


Volume 7
Issue 1

Published:
January 27, 2011

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.

Expanding eastwards
Poland was ranked as one of the top 10 fastest growing oil storage markets earlier this year,1 yet there is still only one privately owned tank farm in the country...
All doom and gloom?
Economic gloom has been widespread for the last couple of years, and Price Waterhouse Cooper’s (PWC) report Hard Landing 2, published in September 2010, makes it clear that all countries in central and eastern Europe (CEE) face financial problems...
Physical security considerations
Many CFATS regulated facilities manufacturing or storing chemicals in tank farms might be attractive to terrorists...
Forward curves in oil futures markets
The shape of the forward curve drives demand for storage capacity to a great extent...
The terminal of the future
Tanks made of composite material partitioned into different compartments, extensive automation and sustainable energy generated locally which can be temporarily stored in the form of ammonia...
Minimising spillage during connection
Recent high profile environmental incidents involving spillage of hazardous materials has highlighted the need for reliable couplings...
Reliability in closure testing
Although no one can say with 100% certainty that a particular valve will seal completely under all circumstances, what is claimed by manufacturers is that a new valve seals under testing (seat and shell tests) completely at the factory...
Solving a dilemma
Creating mobile loading equipment is not as easy as it may sound...
Automisation revolutionises 3D planning
Planning is the most important factor in the safety of a tank farm...
Botlek installs new equipment
In March this year the Netherlands-based Botlek Tank Terminal will install a new robust Carbis-designed marine gangway system at its latest terminal in Rotterdam...
Controlling vapour loss from external floating roof tanks
The main reason for having a floating roof is to reduce evaporation losses...
Reducing risk
Proper installation of lightning protection for external floating roof tank systems is critical...
Safeguarding assets and reputation
Whilst it is about fi ve years since the explosion at Buncefi eld fuel storage depot physically shook Hemel Hempstead and metaphorically shook the petrochemical industry, the incident was back in the media about six months ago following the fi ning of those companies considered responsible...
Extending inspection intervals
A release prevention barrier (RPB) is installed in or under an aboveground storage tank and is impervious to the liquid being stored...
Degassing: solving the regulatory challenges
When operating hydrocarbon storage tanks one of the downsides is dealing with VOC emissions, which can be the result of diurnal temperature swings...
New possibilities
This year’s Tank Storage Asia expo & conference moved to the brand new location of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia...