Volume: 3
Issue: 4

Published:
December 01, 2007

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


Solid growth continues in the Middle East, India and Pakistan storage industries

Demand for refining, distribution and storage services and products in the Middle East, Arabian Gulf, India and Pakistan is very much on the increase. Reasons given for this are varied, including investment in additional refining capacity. However, the general consensus is that these regions are loo...


Doing the common uncommonly well

Between the oil fields of the world and the users of derivative products, independent storage terminals like Star Energy Oiltanking (SEOT) in Jebel Ali, Dubai, perform a vital connecting service. Independent storage terminals are those which are not owned by the clients they serve and do not own any...


New methods of tank fire fighting

The need for large capacity storage tanks over 80-100 metres diameter has brought a new challenge to firefighters around the globe. The extinguishment of such fire surfaces is not simply a question of quantity, which can be solved by increasing the number of foam generators or foam pourers, new th...


Fighting pressure fires

History shows from time to time incidents happen in tank farms, plants and refineries. Each fire teaches people to improve systems and create new standards and processes. No fire is like any other, so fire fighting equipment needs to be specialised. One example of the particular risk in the oil a...


StocExpo returns to the Middle East

Bahrain has been strategically selected for StocExpo Middle East this year, due to its proximity to the major oil markets of Kuwait and Saudi Arabia. Recent investment in the region has been rich, satisfying an increase in local demand as well as business for export. Enlargement of the region...


Building on a boom

It was in Poland that Ignacy Lukasiewicz invented the first method of distilling kerosene from rock oil. He went on to develop his techniques on a commercial level, and in 1856 was responsible for the first industrial crude oil distillery, which included storage tanks for both crude oil and deriva...


Coatings with a touch of green

Coatings and linings for tanks have been going green for some time. But 31 October is a turning point as compliance with the EU Solvent Emissions Directive becomes statutory, obligating tank operators to use coatings and linings that meet tight restrictions on solvent levels and volatile organic com...


Measure for measure

There is a spectrum of flow metering technologies on offer for custom transfer in the petroleum and petrochemical sector to meet demanding industry standards. Some opt for the traditional industry measurement workhorses of turbine or positive displacement (PD) meters, while others favour newer tec...


Buncefield put back in the spotlight

The Buncefield oil depot fire of December 2005 was always going to be a key theme looming over the UK Tank Storage Association’s (TSA) event. In fact, the hosting of the conference was even delayed until an additional report on the incident was published at the end of July. The findings were prese...


Nordic Storage has the right idea

Listening to one of Sweden’s top speakers at a luxurious hotel overlooking Monaco, one would be excused for forgetting they were at a petrochemical storage event. On 12-13 September Sweden-based Nordic Storage held a conference to bring together industry members throughout the supply chain. H...