Volume: 4
Issue: 1

Published:
January 01, 2008

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


Stepping up to the challenge

Following Paris-based LBC Tank Terminals’ recent foray into the Asian terminal sector, the head of alternative investments for the major shareholder, Challenger Infrastructure Fund, talks to Tank Storage magazine about its future plans Challenger Financial Services is a household name in Aust...


Seizing a sound opportunity

Although Dong Energy might not view storage as its core business, it is still managing to keep ahead of its competitors Dong Energy ¿ the result of a merger between Dong, Elsam, NESA, Energi E2, Frederiksberg Forsyning and the electricity division of KÀbenhavns Energi ¿ is the leading Danish e...


Russia revolutionises the Baltic: from mutual reliance to the cold shoulder

Politics, history and Slavic pride are at the root of so much that goes on in the former Soviet Union. RussiaÍs temporary cut of oil product deliveries to Estonia last year, in a row over a statue, showed just how much power it still has over its formerly Soviet neighbours, and just how reliant Bal...


From saunas to storage

Key oil and petrochemical hubs in the region have prompted StocExpo to hold its newest show in Helsinki It is not as far north as Lapland, and since Christmas has just passed Santa Claus will not be making a guest appearance, but Helsinki, situated on FinlandÍs southern tip, will prove an exciti...


Automation in the Baltics

The last 10 years have been an interesting period in the history of the Baltic region, with westernisation, together with the resurgence of Russia under Putin, bringing about big changes in the oil and gas industry. Increasing automation in the refineries, ports and distribution centres is one way o...


Seal of Approval

By choosing the optimum floating roof tank seal, terminal operators can achieve maximum performance with minimal disruption Design and selection of floating roof seals is a process that requires thorough knowledge of the tank configuration and the properties of the product being stored. It also...


The second Line of Defence

Petrochemical storage facilities are conscious to select the best secondary containment systems, and with growing attention to the environment there is no shortage of companies to supply them The environment is at the top of everyoneÍs agenda. Oil and related products can be a threat to the na...


Safety at the loading bay

Each day throughout the world, thousands of operations to load and off-load petroleum products take place on road tankers, rail tank cars, and marine vessels. That so few accidents are currently reported is a tribute to regulation, training, and equipment engineering Loading and unloading product...


Vapour recovery and emissions control

Increasingly strict environmental controls worldwide are driving the requirement for vapour control of hydrocarbons during storage. A wide variety of options are available with advantages and disadvantages which have to be weighed up on a site-by-site basis Significant health and safety problem...


Back to Basics

When it comes to maintaining product homogeneity, sometimes the simpler the mixing system is, the better Keeping a tank in service as much as possible is at the top of the priority list. Mixing and blending requirements vary widely from product to product but, sometimes, simpler solutions can b...


Seals for tank roofs

Emissions from tank roofs that do not have proper seals can constitute a significant portion of total emissions from aboveground storage tanks (ASTs). Wind and other associated factors can increase volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions, particularly from roof fittings that are not properly seale...