Volume: 13
Issue: 3

Published:
May 22, 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


The Trump effect

The Dakota Access Pipeline, which received Presidential approval earlier this year, will provide new means of connectivity at key hubs across the US. Genscape’s Hillary Stevenson reports Presidential Executive Orders touting the construction of Energy Transfer Partner’s Dakota Access Pipeline...


Expanding into new storage opportunities

Arc Logistics Partners explain how they are organically growing their existing portfolio of storage assets as well as exploring growth opportunities into new markets The liberalisation of Mexico’s energy market has opened up new opportunities for the market and is a potential for companies lik...


Resurgent petroleum industry driving storage requirements

The US petroleum industry is experiencing a resurgence. Demand for road fuels has surpassed pre-recession levels, while exports have soared. Record throughput at refineries has been matched by the growth of US crude oil production. The effects of the lifting of the crude oil export ban, a lon...


Finite element analysis in cryogenic and refrigerated tank storage design

LNG as a sustainable source of energy has become a safe and economical solution for countries not connected to a gas supply pipeline network. Bulk storage of LNG is usually achieved via the use of low pressure refrigerated storage tanks operating at cryogenic temperatures at each end of the supply ...


Optimising tank terminal operations: from insight to digitalisation

These days, it is hard to find an article about industry and technology which doesn’t mention Industry 4.0, big data or the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). If you believe the hype, everything will be connected, everything will be automated and all operations will run super efficiently. Cars ...


How to avoid building a new 10-year-old terminal

Five experts from Emerson share their thoughts on technologies available that could significantly improve terminal operations As an industry, it’s common to see new terminals and expansion projects that by some measure are 10 years old the day that they are commissioned. One root cause i...


The internet of tanks

When talking about the latest technologies, the Internet of Things (IoT) is a buzzword. You hear it on the news, read about it in magazines or it is already in use. In a nutshell, the industry talks about making things smarter and making them communicate with each other in order to realise intellige...


The FARe approach in rim seal fires

The most common threats that terminal operators wish to avoid are storage tank fires, which have the potential to be catastrophic. As a result, it is natural to have an interest in the causes of such fires and how to mitigate against their escalation to minimise the chances of full surface fi...


Lightning protection for fiberglass reinforced plastic storage

There has been a rapidly growing trend for petroleum, water/wastewater and chemical industries to utilise fiberglass reinforced plastic (FRP) storage tanks. FRP storage tanks are common for these industries due to their non-corrosive properties compared to standard metal storage tanks. However, the...


Technical innovations in emission control

The growing importance of environmental protection and the control of vapour emissions from tanks has resulted in the need for more innovative technologies Stricter environmental regulations are spurring better methods of emission control and as a result the popularity of full contact internal fl...


The fluid-handling advantages of screw pumps

While centrifugal pumps have a sizeable installed base in the liquid terminal industry, many benefits can also be realised if operators consider alternative technologies The universe of liquid storage terminals continues to expand and the proof lies in the exponential growth of global storge capa...


Changing the future of tank cleaning

A safe tank cleaning solution that removes the need for man entry during cleaning operations has been brought to the market. DERC Salotech has launched the Gerotto Tank Cleaner System Lombrico ATEX Zone 0, a mini robot that removes sludge and cleans storage tanks. Arco den Hollander, sales manager,...


The powe of pumps to bring energy wells back to production

The implementation of a multiphase pumping project at an established energy well in the US has allowed low energy wells to be brought back into production. Crosbys Creek Oil & Gas is an independent American producer in Choctow County in Northern Alabama. These fields are older and have produc...


A stress-free approach to lifting

The art of tank lifting is a complex and hazardous specialty and requires reliable and precise tools to ensure neither the tank nor the foundation are damaged. Several options are available for tank lifting operations however Mix Bros. Tank Services’ (MTS) approach, which involves using lon...