Volume: 7
Issue: 2

March 17, 2011

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.


Root causes revealed for Buncefield explosion

The report into the explosion and five day fire at the Buncefield Oil Storage Depot in December 2005 tells for the first time the full story of the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) and Environment Agency’s (EA) investigation. Drawing on previously unpublished material held back until the criminal...

Seveso II proposals

On 21 December 2010 the European Commission published draft revisions to the Seveso II Directive, which is aimed at preventing major accidents involving large quantities of dangerous substances. The new Directive should apply from 1 June 2015. The revisions were prompted by, and will align the leg...

The need for API 2611

The American Petroleum Institute (API) published one of the first important standards related to refinery piping inspection, API 570 Piping Inspection Code, in June 1993. This standard was developed to reduce the rate of serious incidents in refineries caused by piping failures. While the standard...

New tankage targets

Atlantic Fuel Supply Company Limited (AFSC) is a newly-established company formed to provide and operate an oil storage and distribution facility network for the Republic of Ireland market. The 79,800m3 capacity AFSC terminal – located in Foynes, Limerick – is the one of the first post-Buncefi...