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Issue Contents


Volume 7
Issue 3

Published:
May 17, 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.

What's driving the international storage boom?
Virtually the whole of the oil value chain is undergoing a painful adjustment to excess capacity, a legacy of the 2004- 2008 investment upturn combined with the sharp fall in demand caused by the global recession...
Pumping under pressure
the Port of Gothenburg is home to the only project of its kind...
Safety is not a competition
Many would question whether a company like Shell benefits from being better at safety than the competition...
No slowing seen in storage growth
Contact any of the big names in the midstream sector of the US and one story soon emerges: expansion...
A unique business model
Blackwater Midstream is one terminal operator that knows a good thing when it sees it...
EU ban requires immediate action
on 27 June 2011, EU legislation comes into force, banning firefighting foam concentrates containing Perfluorooctane Sulfonates (PFOS)...
Cause and effect
Lightning may be the most common source of tank fires, and is more likely to cause a fire in external floating roof (EFR) tanks than internal floating roof (IFR) tanks...
Is sustainable storage possible
liquid bulk terminals are large consumers of natural resources...
It's all in the detail
Pontoon and skin type aluminium internal floating roofs (AIFRs) are an evolutionary design based on proven features and lessons learned from the observation and repair of AIFRs and AIFR manufacturer’s roofs that have failed in the field of operation...
The petrochemical protection pyramid
oil and gas facilities are hazardous environments. From security gates with highly sensitive control circuitry to the motion sensors in video monitors, the circuit boards in fire protection systems, the computers in control rooms, to the spark gaps on storage roof tanks, every inch of the facility has the potential to experience down time or delays, due to the disruptive effects of voltage spikes...
Aluminium domes under scrutiny
the technical evolution of aboveground storage for liquid hydrocarbons has led to some different concepts for cutting tank emissions: - external floating roof tanks (EFRT) - floating roof tanks covered by an aluminium dome (CFRT) - fixed roof tanks with an internal floating roof (IFRT) - fixed roof tanks connected to vapour balancing and vapour recovery (FRT+VRU)...
Decision time
Floating roofs have been in existence for over half a century, providing operators and regulatory bodies a reliable, time proven safety and emission control system...
Successful roll-out for Total
its structures which have evolved organically are usually extremely heterogeneous – and therefore a nightmare when it comes to reporting and central process control...
Taking matters into your own hands
Using risk consultants or modelling solutions is one way of determining the impact of an emergency and working out the best response plan – but it is expensive...
Pumping heavy duty fuel oil
Heavy duty fuel oil presents many problems when it comes to transfer pumping...
Maintaining an edge
Without question, liquid storage terminals play an integral role in the ongoing success and relevance of a wide array of industries around the world...
Crude pumping with only one seal
Petrochemical companies continuously increase their output of feedstock and finished products all over the globe to satisfy the vast growing demand for fuel, bitumen and other petrochemical products...
Lucky number seven
oil price volatility, refinery closures and the industry’s reputation were just some of the topics covered during day one of StocExpo this year...