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Rafael Rengifo, midstream director at Becht, looks at the industry trends in tank integrity and the latest in robotic technology and RBI assessment approaches.

Aboveground storage tank (AST) owners and operators are under pressure to improve risk adjusted economic return through proactive and thorough Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) policies. Quality programmes that include tank inspection, repair, and maintenance have historically been developed using a time-based inspection approach to comply with API 653 or EEMUA 159 guidelines in support of regulatory requirements. Traditional inspection methodologies and techniques require tanks to be taken out of service for preparation and inspection at a specified time. Unfortunately, traditional time-based out of service tank inspection methods disrupt commercial operations and are reactive, expensive, and carry inherent health, safety, and environmental risk.

On-stream robotic tank inspections combined with risk-based out of service insp...

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