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Volume 9
Issue 6

Published:
November 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.

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

Ineos claims victory at the Battle of Grangemouth
‘The petrochemical business at Grangemouth has reached a crossroads...
New name, old faces
Epic Midstream may be a new name to the storage market, but its team are certainly not lacking in experience...
Construction starts at northeast Asia oil hub
Building work officially began on 27 November to create what is to become the ‘oil hub of northeast Asia’ in Korea...
'Greater Singapore' to become the new storage hub
Despite backwardation, storage capacity in Asia just keeps on growing   Demand for additional storage terminal capacity continues to grow in southeast Asia, driven by growing domestic fuel requirements and the rising volume of strategic petroleum supplies being stored in Singapore and nearby locations...
On the rise
Imports, refining capacity and GDP are all growing in China, leading to a multitude of opportunities for storage operators all across the country   Demand for third party liquid storage capacity has grown quickly in China’s coastal provinces over the past decade, driven by the nation’s expanding chemicals market and rising consumption of imported chemicals...
Taizhou, Shell and the 'doomed' refinery
The Chinese government’s decision to cancel a 400 million barrel per day (bpd) refinery project in Taizhou will have ‘far-reaching consequences’ for the Asia-Pacific refining industry’s future growth potential, according to research and consulting firm GlobalData...
Intermodal imbroglio
Rail failures in 2013 instigated emergency actions and higher scrutiny from the US and Canadian government, while a new study says pipelines are safer and more reliable...
Safety fast
With the current shale oil boom across North America, ‘safety fast’ really is the best way to describe the ultimate goal of the crude by rail industry   In 2012 alone, crude movement by rail more than doubled and in, the last four years, has increased more than 30-fold...
Taking overfill prevention to the next level
Still using old mechanical pointlevel gauges for overfill prevention? Technology has changed and there are safer, more efficient options available today...
Ragworm makes waves in the US
The Netherlands-based company Ragworm has set new records by cutting out the entire bottom of a 70m tank into 6m x 2m plates in 100 cutting hours, despite the fact that 50% of the tank was double plated...
Cutting emissions from 174 to just 2.2 tonnes/year
Oil vapour emissions (OVE) have harmful effects on people and the environment, so selecting a proper internal floating roof to seal up the vapour space to reduce unnecessary loss is critical...
Silicone-free sealing
Atreus Deck and Dome, a business unit of the Austriabased industrial service provider, Kremsmueller Group, has been awarded a contract for the design, manufacture and supply of nine aluminium dome (ADRs) and internal floating roofs (IFRs) for the Socar Aurora Terminal in Fujairah, UAE...
ATEX 0 certified pumps in demand
The challenge of safely and economically dealing with rainwater and petrochemical spills in ATEX Zone 0 areas is growing, as more stringent monitoring controls come into place for tank storage terminals, particularly in European countries...
Shunts or by-pass conductors... or both?
In 2009, along with the new Recommended Practice API 545, came the requirement for by-pass conductors between an external floating roof (EFR) and tank shell...
Ensuring contaminationfree fuel
The same fuel contamination problems found in on-engine fuel systems also create problems in storage and dispensing facilities...
Innovative solutions for oil terminals
Centrifugal pumps have long been the primary equipment of choice to move fluids in and out of oil terminals, tank farms and bulk storage facilities...
Failing to plan is planning to...
Management consulting firm Systems Navigator gives a fictional example of how it is possible to evaluate over 30 different scenarios in order to find the optimal terminal design before beginning construction...