Tank Storage Magazine v12 i02


Volume: 12
Issue: 2
Date Published: March 23, 2016



Doing business with an open heart and mind

As Vopak celebrates its 400th anniversary, Tank Storage Magazine speaks to its CEO about how it is positioning itself for the next century in tank storage

Achieving the Omani refining and petrochemical dream

The two-way multi-product Muscat Sohar Product Pipeline (MSPP) is the first of its kind to be constructed in Oman and will help to satisfy the growing demand for fuels in the Sultanate.

A one stop shop business

As the third largest oil storage and petroleum products trading centre and second largest bunkering port in the world, Fujairah is in vogue in the storage industry

Environmental protection of bulk liquid storage facilities

An updated version of the Energy Institute (EI) guidelines on environmental management for facilities storing bulk quantities of petroleum, petroleum products and other fuels has been published

Specifying, procuring and managing third party inspection services

A new users’ guide from EEMUA concerns the differences between in-house and third party inspection bodies

Hoarding for a rainy day

Regional storage companies are exploiting the flash-growth of the crude oil spot market. Criselda Diala-McBride reports

Fulfilling a need for chemical storage in Qatar

As the Qatari economy continues to grow, the need for an independent chemical storage terminal is essential for continued development

Independent storage operations in Oman

Strategically positioned at the entrance of the Arabian Gulf, Oiltanking Odfjell Terminals Oman (OOTO) is carving a niche as the only independent terminal in the country.

Fallout from low oil prices in the Middle East

Amrita Sen, chief oil analyst at Energy Aspects, examines the effect the low oil price is having on OPEC members in the Middle East and how it could affect revenues for 2016

Evolving the Dubai crude oil benchmark

As global trade flows change, the crude oil benchmarks in the Middle East are also evolving

Improving safety during loading and unloading operations of vessels

Although marine grounding systems have been in use for more than 30 years, there is still a lack of knowledge about the merits of their use.

How to maximise terminal automation system ROI

Countrymark demonstrates how to get the most from TAS

Estimating - from days to minutes

The tank terminal industry is an old one. While there are many good aspects to shout about there are still several things that can be a detractor when considering leveraging technology and the change it can bring or the resistance to it.

The changing face of tank storage building

A newly patented tank erection system is making inroads in the tank storage construction industry by delivering significant time savings for workers.

Fast acting double block and bleed isolation

In a small but yet significant amount of applications where Class VI sealing and double block and bleed is required, there exists a limited amount of possible valve choices for the customer.

The overall FRP solution for tank storage piping systems

Piping systems are just as important as the storage tanks themselves in order to secure no loss of production time and guarantee a smooth workflow of the tank terminal.