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Issue Contents


Volume 9
Issue 2

Published:
March 4, 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.

A one-year, 6-issue subscription costs €210/$243. Individual back issues can be purchased at a cost of €45 each.

New NACE standard introduces DNA-based corrosion detection
Tank farm and storage terminal infrastructures are susceptible to a number of internal corrosion threat mechanisms...
Transport LNG, turnaround times and Thames Oilport
Frits Eulderink, COO of Vopak, tells Tank Storage magazine what it is focusing on in 2013   The general financial climate has been anything but stable over the past few years, impacting everyone from car manufacturers to furniture retailers...
A lot can happen in a year
Tank Storage Magazine looks at the key acquisitions that have taken place across Europe over the past 12 months   At the beginning of last year Canada’s Inter Pipeline Fund, which already owns Simon Storage, completed the acquisition of four oil storage terminals in Denmark from a subsidiary of Dong Energy for C$459 million (€342 million)...
Iraq's only privately owned storage site
Iraq-based SKA International Group was the first private company to be awarded a contract by the Iraqi Ministry of Oil (MoO) to supply commercial aviation fuel to airports throughout Iraq...
European storage: Geared up for growing trade
In the context of a recession where most European industries struggle with declining demand, the oil storage sector appears to benefit from growing trade volumes and has seen continued investment over the past few years   Preliminary data for OECD Europe suggests that oil products trade continued growing in 2012, although this was largely driven by a dramatic rise in petrol exports – underpinned by strong petrol margins – which offset the decrease in trade in most other product groups...
Facing cyber crime head on
Cyber security failures can impact a terminal, personnel, the environment and the corporate image just as much as any other major incident   Tank farms and storage are a key part of the bigger energy picture and nowhere is that more evident than in a discussion of security...
What links Desert Storm, the Clinton-era federal budget deficit, Hurricane Katrina and the toppling of the Gaddafi regime in Libya?
What links Desert Storm, the Clinton-era federal budget deficit, Hurricane Katrina and the toppling of the Gaddafi regime in Libya?   They all triggered a release from the US Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR), the world’s largest government-owned crude oil programme with capacity of 727 million barrels...
Poland: compulsory storage changes to reduce tankage demand
Since 1996 all liquid fuel producers and importers in Poland have been obligated to hold minimum compulsory stocks...
Africa: the land of opportunity?
Kenya’s third party petroleum terminal industry has just received an important boost with the opening of VTTI Kenya’s new 111,000m3 Mombasa storage terminal on 23 January which will also help improve petroleum supplies elsewhere in east Africa...
Automatic tank cleaning: cut costs, reduce risks and save time
In the petrochemical industry it is paramount to sufficiently maintain tanks to maximise their lifespan...
Reducing bottlenecks, waiting time and improving customer service
Increasing the overall efficiency of any facility is a major undertaking...
Insulation coatings: when you should use them
With the multitude of products requiring bulk storage, there are a percentage of tanks that require thermal insulation...
Can emissions be controlled by just tank roofs?
Theoretically a tank containing petrol and air would not produce any emissions, if it was hermetically sealed and the tank walls were about to withstand the pressure...
If we fail to plan, we plan to fail...
The Major Incident Investigation Board into the Buncefield incident highlighted the need for a coordinated approach or mutual aid arrangement to handle a similar event...
Compressing the project schedule
How Oranje-Nassau Energie is building tanks in record time   In less than six months time, two storage tanks with a cone roof and aluminium internal floating roof need to be constructed and erected for a new build gas production facility at the largest tank terminal and refining area of the Netherlands, ‘the Maasvlakte’ at the Rotterdam harbour area...
Hot topic: minimising steam loss
Thermal imaging inspections are helping Vopak know when to renew its pipeline insulation and avoid unnecessary risks, as well as financial losses   When transporting high volumes of hot gaseous or liquid chemicals through a network of pipes the quality of the pipework insulation is of vital importance for the system to work optimally...
Comparing oil and grease in water testing methods
Whether trying to meet effluent limits for a National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit or comply with oil and grease limits for the Clean Water Act (CWA), it is important to understand what could make oil in water readings vary...