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Issue Contents

Volume 4
Issue 3

June 1, 2008

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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Guest comment: Oil’s journey to $120
The crude oil market made a dramatic change in 2007, a change that set it on its present course that has seen the spot-month futures market move to within striking distance of $120 (€77) per barrel...
Small but effective
Family-run Wolf Lake Terminals shows that big is not always best Indiana-based Wolf Lake Terminals (WLT) has been operating since 1974, when the Long and Middendorf families purchased 72...
Prime target
Since 9/11 security has increased everywhere, but in even more so at storage terminals...
Testing testing
Just one incident of fuel contamination is enough to validate the terminal industry’s stringent requirements on testing and analysis Only in a minority of cases are petroleum products transported by road tanker from the refinery directly to the service station, where they are sold to the motorist...
Spotlight on internal floating roofs
Although floating roofs are a mature technology, the designs and components are still evolving, with emphasis on improving durability and increasing safety in line with mandatory regulations Aluminium internal floating roofs (AIFR) were first developed in the 1950s, but they have come a long way since then...
Evolution of floating roofs
As tank contractor HMT celebrates its 30 year anniversary, the company looks back at how technology has changed In the course of storing bulk liquids, which range from crude oils to highly volatile refined hydrocarbon products, terminal operators have encountered various problems...
Perfecting Performance
Valve manufacturers are placing their products through rigorous testing to meet the latest performance expectations Within the vast compounds of a tank farm, oil or petrochemical terminal, numerous valves, such as ball, butterfly and check valves assist bulk liquid flow in a number of applications...
A magnetising solution
At a time of high oil costs, pump manufacturers are concentrating on seal-less equipment to prevent the loss of those precious petrochemicals Pumps play a vital part in most petrochemical process systems to transfer hazardous and heated liquids...
Moving through the maze
Transportation costs chew through a company’s profits, so must be kept as low as possible, either by outsourcing, streamlining or using specialist software to keep track of where and when a product is at all times The task of transporting crude oil and refined products can be conducted by the producer, refiner, pipeline trader or one of several downstream distributors, such as a terminal operator or independent marketer...