Volume: 4
Issue: 3

Published:
June 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


Guest comment: Oil’s journey to $120

The crude oil market made a dramatic change in 2007, a change that set it on its present course that has seen the spot-month futures market move to within striking distance of $120 (€77) per barrel. Up until that time it had been a typical over-hyped commodity market, one that had caught the specu...


Small but effective

Family-run Wolf Lake Terminals shows that big is not always best Indiana-based Wolf Lake Terminals (WLT) has been operating since 1974, when the Long and Middendorf families purchased 72.5 acres of land from the US General Services Administration. The terminal now has 130 tanks, with a combine...


Prime target

Since 9/11 security has increased everywhere, but in even more so at storage terminals. A successful attack would not only be devastating to the surrounding area, it would also bring the region to a standstill The downing of tools at the Grangemouth oil refinery in Scotland, UK, at the end of Apr...


Testing testing

Just one incident of fuel contamination is enough to validate the terminal industry’s stringent requirements on testing and analysis Only in a minority of cases are petroleum products transported by road tanker from the refinery directly to the service station, where they are sold to the moto...


Spotlight on internal floating roofs

Although floating roofs are a mature technology, the designs and components are still evolving, with emphasis on improving durability and increasing safety in line with mandatory regulations Aluminium internal floating roofs (AIFR) were first developed in the 1950s, but they have come a long way ...


Evolution of floating roofs

As tank contractor HMT celebrates its 30 year anniversary, the company looks back at how technology has changed In the course of storing bulk liquids, which range from crude oils to highly volatile refined hydrocarbon products, terminal operators have encountered various problems. This has resu...


Perfecting Performance

Valve manufacturers are placing their products through rigorous testing to meet the latest performance expectations Within the vast compounds of a tank farm, oil or petrochemical terminal, numerous valves, such as ball, butterfly and check valves assist bulk liquid flow in a number of applicati...


A magnetising solution

At a time of high oil costs, pump manufacturers are concentrating on seal-less equipment to prevent the loss of those precious petrochemicals Pumps play a vital part in most petrochemical process systems to transfer hazardous and heated liquids. The scope and number of pumps at oil and petroche...


Moving through the maze

Transportation costs chew through a company’s profits, so must be kept as low as possible, either by outsourcing, streamlining or using specialist software to keep track of where and when a product is at all times The task of transporting crude oil and refined products can be conducted by the...