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Issue Contents


Volume 8
Issue 4

Published:
August 31, 2012

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.

NuStar: on a roll
In a difficult market one might expect storage operators to be reporting lower earnings, especially compared to the booming conditions of just a few months ago...
Canada's oil output to double by 2030
Production figures emanating from Canada’s oil patch suggests an insatiable spending spree...
Evaluating and learning from near-misses
One finding common to most investigations of major failures is that they are preceded by a series of smaller incidents or near misses, which, for a variety of reasons, not the least of which is dumb luck, do not result in a high consequence event...
Combining accuracy with safety
A storage tank overfill can occur during product delivery or due to internal pressure build-up...
Mitigating corrosion
Storage tanks can take a beating from corrosion over time. The vapour spaces in cone roof tanks and some floating roof configurations are left to the mercy of the product that they contain...
Maintaining â
The uncontrolled and unplanned release of toxic crude into the environment is every oil operating and handling company’s nightmare; it will most certainly damage the surrounding environment, sometimes beyond repair...
Avoiding pitfalls with floating roof seals
With numerous seal options available and limited guidance from existing standards, selecting and configuring the right floating roof seal can be a difficult task...
Dulux improves storage inventory management
Dulux (Pty) in South Africa is a wholly owned subsidiary of AECI, one of the leading industrial paint and coating groups in southern Africa...
Down but not out
As assets approach the end of their lifecycle, critical decisions must be made on their decommissioning and reuse...
The not so sweet smell of success
Analysis of any particular medium is designed as a method of control...
Removing the risk of uncertainty
Newly developed technology for tank gauging can help bulk liquid storage terminals handle the ever-increasing demands on efficiency, safety and accuracy...
Donâ
With the growing popularity of ground improvement (GI), tank designers no longer need to let the ground conditions dictate the capacity of the tank...
Making life easier
Many terminals built decades ago no longer fulfil the flexibility needs of today’s operations in terms of product handling, speed of operations and modern technology...
TEEX announces revision to fire fighting training
One of the worst case scenarios emergency responders face each year is incidents involving fires at flammable liquid storage facilities...
Africaâ
Following two decades of civil war, Liberia has slowly been rebuilding its economy...
Sometimes simple really is better
A lightning strike consists of two components: a short duration, high-energy spike, followed by a longer duration, lower energy tail...
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Storage tank corrosion inspection is an essential part of asset management, being used not only to certify safe operation, but also to predict expected lifetime, devise a repair strategy and assess the impact of different contents stored...
Upgrading to face a diverse future
For the past year the Martigues-based oil ports of Lavera and Fos, which are a short drive away from Marseille in the south of France, have been operated by newly formed company Fluxel...
Small is beautiful
Robert Bryce, a US energy expert and journalist, opened the ILTA in Houston by giving an overview of the energy sector over the last decade...