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Volume 9
Issue 3

Published:
May 13, 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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A perfect storm?
UK refining industry association UKPIA believes the country is losing ground on others and talks are needed to redress the balance   The UK’s downstream oil industry is at a crucial crossroad against a backdrop of tough market conditions, cost pressures, supply against demand challenges, a burdensome legislative background and growing competition from the US, the Middle East and Asia...
Time to Reach out is ticking
The countdown to the next Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and restriction of Chemicals (Reach) deadline of 31 May is underway, a time for pre-registered companies that manufacture or import EU phase-in substances in quantities above 100 tonnes a year to register their chemicals with the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA)...
ITC grows in Houston
The economic recovery has enabled ITC to add a greenfield terminal to its operations   ‘There is a lot of excitement in store for Intercontinental Terminals Company (ITC)’, says the company’s CEO Bernt Netland...
US storage boom reflects the continued shale revolution
Increasing crude volumes, low feedstock prices and end product specification changes are all fuelling new opportunities for storage and terminals across the US   US crude oil production in 2012 grew more than in any year since the first commercial well was drilled in 1859, and it is set to surge even more over the next few years...
Billions on rails
Out of the many components in the fuel storage supply chain, the tank car has become a hot commodity as rail is the only option for those refiners who want in on the low cost bonanza of Bakken and Athabasca crude...
Do you have to take the hydrotest?
Hydrotesting can be expensive and extremely challenging if the terminal is far from a water source, so a well executed hydro exemption plan may be a popular alternative to prove the integrity of the tank   Every year tank owners spend millions repairing aboveground storage tanks...
Keeping it in the family
In today’s corporate environment it is getting harder and harder to find true 100% family run companies...
SIOT introduces wireless radar for custody transfer of crude for the heart of Europe
By converting to a wireless measurement system, SIOT improved custody transfer efficiency for its oil movement business, realised cost savings in its communication infrastructure and increased flexibility for future modifications   In 2012, Società Italiana per l’Oleodotto Transalpino S...
Steel experts join forces
NLMK Clabecq (Belgium), NLMK Verona (Italy) and NLMK DanSteel (Denmark) have come together to form NLMK Europe, a special division designed to produce quenched and tempered steel for use in the storage sector...
How to survive the storm
New recommendations require the use of by-pass conductors, so what are they and why are they needed?   In 2009, API 545, ‘Recommended Practice for Lightning Protection of Aboveground Storage Tanks for Flammable or Combustible Liquids’, First Edition, replaced the lightning protection portion of API 2003, ‘Protection Against Ignitions Arising Out of Static, Lightning, and Stray Currents’...
Fire safety: make the right choice
Fire in a storage tank, or in the surrounding bund, is a challenge to both fire fighters and tank operators...
ADNOC's Takreer takes low-impedance path to complete tank safety
For tank storage firms, the risk of a lightning-induced fire event is too potentially damaging to bear...
Next communication step
Wireless communication around tank farms and refineries is becoming more apparent – but why?   Storage tanks and tank farms in process industries like oil, gas and petrochemicals, and also in distribution depots, require a wide range of field measurements...
Major shift approaching for tank coatings
Not much has changed over the past few decades in basic corrosion prevention techniques for bulk storage tanks until the advent of fieldproven vegetable oil-based coatings...
How to ensure incident-free pipeline maintenance
Proper planning for pipeline maintenance projects is the key to ensuring that safety, environmental compliance and scheduling do not become costly problems   In the US alone, there are more than 2...
Getting the full picture
Steel is inherently unstable over time; the challenge to any tank terminal operator is catching structural and corrosive failure before it occurs   Tank inspection techniques for determining integrity, remaining life and fitness for service are evolving every day...
Tank floor monitoring using ultrasonic guided waves
Leaking fluids from aboveground atmospheric storage tanks is a major issue...
Matching the pump to its purpose
Over the last few years the Port of Fujairah in the UAE has been establishing itself as a major storage hub...
Making smart energy choices
As utility costs rise, sliding vane pump technology may become the choice for energy efficient operations in all types of liquid storage terminal applications   A liquid storage terminal, as recently as 10 years ago, was considered to be operating at maximum efficiency and profitability if it could turn its tanks once a month...