Volume: 12
Issue: 6

Published:
October 12, 2016

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


Eliminating piping support weakness

A new approach ensures the thorough and comprehensive inspection of aboveground piping supports The global consumption of oil continues to grow, albeit at a slower rate than expected. According to the International Energy Agency’s oil market report, a 1.3 million barrel per day increase in the...


Solving the seven most common tank gauging problems

Many terminals and tank farms struggle with tank gauging because they use outdated equipment, resulting in unreliable operations, inefficient routines and high operational costs. However, modern tank gauging systems can solve these issues, resulting in improved performance and profitability. When h...


Bringing the future to the tanker truck

Renovations at Gunvor-Raffinerie Ingolstadt refinery’s tanker truck loading station will improve safety, performance and efficiency In 2015, more than 102 million tonnes of crude oil were processed at refineries in Germany. Part of this was handled at the Gunvor refinery in the heart of Bavaria...


Custody transfer meter diagnostics improve process stability

Over the past 20 years, improvements to metering technologies have sought to reduce maintenance costs, improve accuracy and provide more process information at the metering point. Advancements in electronics and reduction in material costs have led to an increase in micro-processor based meters tha...


A new level of loading

‘Self-service’ driver operated loading is elevating tank terminal automation to a new level The trend towards self-service is becoming more commonplace in all aspects of society. It even extends to some tank terminals, where drivers can now manage the entire loading process from check-in to c...


360 degree surveillance for bulk liquid security

Evolving surveillance technology can help port and terminal operators tackle evolving security challenges Bulk liquid cargo vessels account for around 30% of the global merchant vessel fleet (excluding Ro-Ro). In 2015, nearly 9,000 bulk liquid ships moored at the Port of Rotterdam – a 3% increa...


Mixers play a key role in the petroleum supply chain

The criteria used by an Oklahoma refinery to update its mixing system Many of the largest oil-consuming nations, such as the US, have topped 95% of their available crude oil storage capacity. Other nations such as India and Mexico are capitalising on current oil prices to ensure their own energy ...


Fighting the flames with foam

Fires in storage tanks, or the surrounding bunds, are a challenge to both firefighters and tank operators alike, as tank farms are often located in tight spaces and store various flammable liquids making the risks diverse and complex. Therefore there is no single technique to extinguish tank fires. ...


Addressing challenges in oil and gas downstream distribution with Industry 4.0

In times of increasing cost pressure in the fields of downstream and secondary distribution, cost optimisation for all parties involved being increasingly focused on. Ongoing costs for vehicle fleets and the provision of technical equipment have to be optimised and workflows have to be streamlined a...


Solving critical firefighting problems

In firefighting applications, there are two different solutions depending on the type of fire that has to be extinguished. In the case of a ‘normal fire’ only water is used, but when the fire is caused by hydrocarbons, water is insufficient to extinguish the flames. In this case, the firefightin...


Tailor-made rotary lobe pumps for stationary or mobile use

Rotary lobe pumps are used in different areas for conveying chemically aggressive, highly viscous media or media containing solids. Due to their compact dimensions, the positive displacement pumps are also suitable as submerged or mobile design. Börger produces the chassis, the pump and the contro...