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Volume 8
Issue 5

Published:
November 26, 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.

Marine terminals: the next step in standards & safety
In October the Oil Companies International Marine Forum (OCIMF) published the second phase Marine Terminal Management and Self- Assessment (MTMSA) of its Marine Terminal Information Systems (MTIS) package...
Tighter controls on chemicals increases compliance challenges
The next landmark for the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) compliance is 31 May 2013...
Oiltanking keeps on growing
‘Opportunities in the oil storage market don’t come up every day, so when they do, we grab them with both hands,’ as both Oiltanking Asia Pacific’s president and VP for business development explain   Germany-based storage service provider Oiltanking surprised the market in October by announcing it was to acquire 100% of Singapore-based Helios Terminal and its holding company Chemoil Storage...
China on the rise
China’s bulk liquid storage sector has seen a big growth in capacity over the past decade amid surging oil imports to meet burgeoning local demand and rising volumes of chemical product imports...
Big plans, but what is the reality?
With not all planned projects in Malaysia going ahead, David Hayes looks at the status of the proposed projects across southeast Asia   Demand for tank storage in Singapore and Malaysia is expanding as traders build up petroleum inventories to improve their competitiveness in supplying customers in China and southeast Asia, where economic growth continues to lift consumption of fuels...
State-run companies look to the independents for storage needs
India’s third party tank terminal market could be about to enter an important expansion phase as government-owned petroleum companies look for storage capacity in new locations to supply the growing demand for vehicle and industrial grade liquid fuel developing across the country...
Jurong Island: breaking ground in the literal sense
With space already tight on Jurong Island, terminal operators are eagerly awaiting news on the region’s space saving initiatives...
From the track to the tank
Safety is at the heart of the oil, gas and chemical industries...
Making insulation a long term investment
Given the wide range of industrial tank insulation systems and technologies available today, tank owners face the difficult decision of choosing the best solution to meet their needs...
Looking to the future
More than 900 attendees, 285 companies, 186 first-time visitors and 80 countries represented made it the biggest EMEA HUG ever   This year’s Honeywell Users Group (HUG) had an intergalactic feel as the company literally launched the next generation of its Experion Process Knowledge System (PKS) Orion solution to the global market...
Palm oil lining solutions
Palm oil is an extremely versatile material that we encounter in our daily lives, more often than we might expect...
Layered protection
Critical safety functions, such as emergency shutdowns, need to be kept separate from generic IT solutions to ensure efficient, fail-safe operations   Thanks to the prevalence of high performance computing platforms, high-speed communications and impressively large mass storage devices, industry has been able to craft highly integrated high-tech environments...
Germany: know what's changed
For those that missed the 8th Conference on Flat Bottom Tanks in Munich, Peter Patterson provides a summary of the new regulations concerning pollution control that need to be in place by 2015 and the new rules regarding the Water Act, which come in from 2013   At this year’s 8th Conference on Flat Bottom Tanks, Karen Pannier from the German National Environmental Agency Umweltbundesamt gave an overview of the amendments to the 20th German Federal Emission Protection Directive (BlmschV)...
A problem shared...
This year’s Tank Storage Association Conference in Coventry, UK was again packed up with delegates wanting to hear the latest regulatory, safety and technology updates...