Volume: 11
Issue: 5

Published:
September 07, 2015

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


Pengerang Terminal is only the beginning..

An exclusive interview with the operators of southeast Asia’s first independent land-based crude oil storage facility.


Storage wars: The international oil trading hub race

Mahin Siddiqui, associate at Gulf Intelligence, examines how the second and third ranked oil trading hubs compare and how Fujairah is well on the way to overtaking Singapore to second place.


Jewel of the Asian maritime highway

With construction work imminent, Tanjung Piai’s strategic location and naturally deep draft are attractive features for storage operators looking to grow in the region. As Asia cements its position as one of the key players in the global tank storage market, Tanjung Piai in Johor, Malaysi...


Guidance update following regulatory changes

Latest technical publications on operations management, new environment guidelines and Seveso III Directive. The Energy Institute has produced updated guidance and new publications promoting safe practices in operations management, good working practice on managing environmental issues as well as...


Cutting a competitive edge in chemical storage

As European chemical production continues to decline, chemical storage operators on the continent are relishing the growing number of larger shipments coming from abroad to serve the market. The ARA region has also experienced significant growth over the past few years with a slew of new pr...


Benchmarking chemical storage in the Mediterranean

Utilisation rates within the Port of Tarragona’s chemical storage cluster have enjoyed a consistent upward trend over the past year as the local industry continues its production peak. Pre-empting demand for products from the Middle East and Gulf region where new facilities are being built, chemi...


Preventing falls from road tankers

There is a wealth of choice in fall prevention and fall protection equipment available on the market today and this, coupled with commercial purchasing pressures mean buyers are often forced to choose between savings and safety. This means it is essential for potential buyers and operators to ...


Chemical terminal inspections: 20 years of evolution

The beginning In the early 1990s, chemical companies had no travel restrictions, bottomless budgets and fully manned departments, and the carbon foot print was not yet on the agenda. The need to apply due diligence in selecting service providers was recognised and the recently implanted embr...


The critical role of proof tests

A large top tier chemical facility located in the north east of England required an extensive review of its safety system proof test procedures in order to improve its legislative needs. Fully defined proof test procedures help show compliance with safety management policy, improve planned ma...


Simultaneous yet safe: a new approach to loading

In 2011 Spanish petrochemical company Cepsa undertook a review of operations at its Huelva site in southern Spain. The review incorporated a study into demurrage costs and jetty occupation, which were both reaching unacceptable levels. If the situation had continued it would have been impossible t...


Progress in lightning and static protection

What have the latest revisions to NFPA 780 and API RP 545 achieved and how much work still needs to be done? Whereas lightning protection for external floating roof tanks formerly centered around shunts, recent scientific research has shown that another type of contact, the bypass conductor...


Magnetic flux leakage evaluations

Magnetic flux leakage (MFL) is a technique that has been used for many years to evaluate carbon steel for various anomalies such as defective workmanship from the manufacturer and service induced defects occurring over time. items inspected include line pipe, drill pipe, casing, and tubing in...


Cyber security challenges of tank terminals

Over the past few decades the automation of tank terminals has increased dramatically. They depend heavily on automated systems for controlling, managing and maintaining the installations.This increased level of automation has brought new security challenges and risks to the terminals. It has...


The changing face of portable certification in tank inspection qualifications

Since 1989, API’s individual certification programmes (ICP) have provided the petroleum and petrochemical industries with an independent and unbiased way to evaluate the knowledge and experience of technical and inspection personnel. These certification programmes are based on recognised ind...