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Issue Contents


Volume 9
Issue 1

Published:
January 18, 2013

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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Germany: new changes explained
Updated requirements for preventing explosions at tank storage facilities and filling plants for flammable liquids came in on 31 December 2012   Up until 2003 the requirements for the explosion prevention of tank storage facilities and filling plants for flammable liquids in Germany were legally based on the ‘Verordnung über brennbare Flüssigkeiten (VbF)...
A Prime location
With so much happening in Fujairah, Tank Storage magazine talks to IL&FS Prime Terminal, one of the latest companies to break ground in the rapidly developing region   The Port of Fujairah in the UAE is one region where storage overcapacity, in the long term, is definitely not a problem...
Double capacity = double trouble?
Operators in Fujairah are feeling pleased with themselves: refinery capacity is growing, the new ADCOP pipeline has just opened and the location is attracting traders from all across Asia...
In the storm's wake
Hurricane Sandy shut oil distribution infrastructure in the Northeast down cold at the end of last year, putting terminals, tanks and the supply chain to the ultimate test   The Arthur Kill Waterway, between New Jersey and Staten Island, New York, serves one of the busiest fuel and petrochemical distribution centres in the US...
Training: just like a fine wine...
In the world of health and safety, good workplace competency takes centre stage...
Sometimes it takes a partnership
Terminal automation supplier Toptech Systems has partnered with Rotterdambased Argos Group and others in Europe to pilot a platform that is able to deliver terminal lifting data to partners that do business at these terminals...
Renovated tank foundations - design and safety considerations
The foundation is one of the most important parts of a storage tank...
Is a floating roof enough for shale oil tanks?
True vapour pressure (TVP) is a physical property pertaining to the potential of a liquid to evaporate...
Making the commitment
Since degassing is one of the most dangerous and regulated procedures in a refinery, it’s important for all vendors to remain 100% dedicated to compliance and safety   The three biggest issues concerning tank degassing are: safety, regulatory compliance and price...
Vapour recovery: a glossary of terms
The growth in environmental legislation throughout the world has garnered increasing interest, or indeed in many cases a legal requirement, in the recovery of hydrocarbon vapours (VOCs) from storage or the transfer of products from storage to carrier and vice versa...
Logistics solution for marine loading arms holds key to refinery expansion
Shipping components 4,000km is an everyday occurrence, but when it comes to 39 highly advanced engineered marine loading arms – each one as big as three articulated lorries end to end and weighing almost 1,500 tonnes in total – there is a logistics challenge...
Searching for a liner resistant to benzene
When Flint Hills Resources set out to refurbish a tank that would hold benzene/ reformate, the company quickly realised it needed a secondary containment liner that was resistant to the chemical   Flint Hill Resources’ (FHR) petrochemicals are used to manufacture goods from plastics to building products to packaging materials; and it produces about 9 billion pounds of buildingblock chemicals annually...
How to avoid breaking the supply chain
Though it would be virtually impossible to determine the exact number of aboveground storage tanks that are located at the bulk storage facilities that dot the US landscape – the API puts the number somewhere in the range of 700,000 – it is safe to say that they play a critical role in the storage and transfer of any number of commodities...
High risk upgrades
The Port of Los Angeles is a flurry of activity as pressure intensifies to upgrade and repair oil terminals, some of which have been labelled ‘high risk’ by California state officials   A recent report from the Port of Los Angeles (POLA) to the city’s Board of Harbour Commissioners says work is set to start on over $100 million (€77 million) in construction, repair and upgrades to marine oil terminals in order to comply with California’s Marine Oil Terminal Engineering and Maintenance Standards (MOTEMS) programme...
Covering all angles
How one terminal combined GPS and laser scanning for a comprehensive insight into the facility’s containment capacity   Secondary containment at a storage terminal is one thing, proving that it is adequate enough to comply with the relevant API standard is another...
Tank Storage Asia 2012: Good news all round
The important take home from last year’s Tank Storage Asia Conference in Singapore is that demand for capacity in the region is very much on the up...