Volume: 13
Issue: 6

Published:
October 18, 2017

Tank Storage Magazine

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.



Headlines


Excelling in a mature market

Odfjell Terminals Rotterdam is focusing its business strategy on more specialised markets as it brings the remaining part of its capacity into operation While an influx of capital into the mature ARA hub has led to more storage capacity being built, Odfjell Terminals Rotterdam is focusing on exce...


Transforming storage for a diverse market

Following significant investments to modernise operations – and continued efforts to enhance its safety performance and capabilities – Vesta Terminals is fully aligned to meet market demands Fluctuating European market dynamics have created a range of opportunities and challenges – but Vest...


A global storage picture

Weekly oil inventory reports will provide a global perspective on oil market fundamentals and supply and demand dynamics The world’s first set of global oil inventory reports, covering key energy regions, will provide a comprehensive intelligence picture on oil supply and demand. Ursa Space Sy...


New brand, same mission

Significant changes are coming to the Polish fuel and oil storage market with the merger of the country’s largest storage operator and a pipeline company Poland’s OLPP brand is disappearing from the storage market as part of a merger that will strengthen the country’s oil and fuel logistics...


Drone inspection: a time-quality-money solution

The use of drones are revolutionising oil and gas tank inspection by offering a more long-term and sustainable option compared to traditional methods A fast growing number of countries have enacted regulations enabling energy companies to deploy inspection drones for their maintenance requirement...


Engineering against the flames

Bulk liquid storage tanks pose a difficult dilemma when it comes to fire protection. Although a fully involved tank fire is a relatively infrequent event, its results are typically catastrophic in nature unless the proper planning and resources are available. Based on industry data; on average 15-...


Restoring fire detection confidence

The use of visual flame detection equipment can provide operators with a proven and comprehensive early warning system Having confidence in a safety system to mitigate fire hazards as well as increasing safety is a vital part of tank storage operations. Micropack were contracted by a major oil c...


Intelligent user-friendly explosion protection

Almost all petrochemical plants as well as transfer and storage facilities are subject to explosion protection regulations to meet strict safety protocols. All electrical devices to be installed or used in hazardous areas must adhere to this particular requirement. Over time, and as a result of t...


Static electricity - mitigating the invisible risk

Static electricity is often perceived as an invisible risk. It provides an ignition source for serious fires and explosions that could occur during everyday operations involving the handling and processing of flammable products. A company supplying aluminium powder had an order cancelled when the b...


AP-42 for storage tanks is changing - does it matter?

The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is reviewing draft revisions to its guidance for estimating emissions from storage tanks as published in Chapter 7.1 of the EPA’s AP-42 document (AP-42 Chapter 7.1).1 This guidance presently addresses emissions from storage tanks during routine operati...


A new era in storage guidance

Robin Essenius, chairman of the working group that has developed Edition 5 of EEMUA 159, reviews the continued value of the guide worldwide and highlights some of the major changes in the latest release The end of the 1980s marked significant developments in the geopolitical arena and major chang...


Guarding against corrosion

One of the main causes of tank storage failures is soil-side corrosion, which, if left untreated, can cause significant operational challenges. Therefore, it is crucial to employ an effective form of corrosion control, either cathodic protection (CP), or vapour corrosion inhibitors.


Achieving accurate storage operations

Besides manual dipping and float and tape there are the two widely distributed modern day methods for automated tank gauging. These methods offer precision values of 0.5mm and lower: Servo technology and radar technology. Both technologies have been on the market for well over 20 years and are pro...


How to prepare the storage sector for terrorist attacks

In recent times, terrorist attacks and acts of sabotage against oil and gas facilities have repeatedly occurred. Strikes on pipelines, tank vessels, refineries, oil fields and tank storage facilities have sadly become more and more common. Furthermore, the effectiveness and intensity of this threa...


A modern approach to firefighting

Serving approximately 65% of the Greek oil products wholesale market, Hellenic Petroleum sought to enhance its Aspropyrgos refinery with an upgrade of its firefighting monitors. Hellenic Petroleum’s core activity is refining, with the Aspropyrgos refinery being one of the group’s largest facili...