The Summer issue of Tanks & Terminals covers a range of topics including tank inspections, protection and repairs; leak detection and overfill prevention; safety; and decommissioning projects. This month’s regional report looks at the latest developments in Europe, and we also have a Guest Comment from Kathryn Clay, the President of the ILTA.
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Gordon Cope, Contributing Editor, explores Europe’s evolving energy needs and the new opportunities for infrastructure that are being created.
Extending inspection intervals
Rutger van Kampen and Jürgen Wölke, ROSEN Group, outline the importance of automation for the extension of inspection intervals.
The future of asset repair
Adam Wood, Belzona Polymerics Ltd, UK, outlines why composite repairs are the next step in the evolution of repair materials for storage tanks.
Drilling for better results
Ted Huck, Matcor Inc., USA, discusses a tank cathodic protection retrofit project in the Middle East that used horizontal directional drilling technology.
More than one way to get the job done
Dave Maurer, Mesa ETP, outlines four major emission points from external floating roof penetrations and methods to reduce vapour loss.
Know the risks
Chris Damsell, Adler and Allan, and Simon Tilling, Burges Salmon, discuss the legal obligations of keeping fuel on site, outlining the implications of a spill and the importance of having an adequate emergency response plan in place.
Seeing is believing
Gurjeet Bansal, IntelliView Technologies Inc., Canada, explores the application of thermal imaging technology at terminals for automated real-time pipeline leak detection to shorten validation and response times, and prevent or mitigate business and HSE risks.
Working with wireless
Chris Frail, United Electric Controls, USA, highlights the benefits of using wireless technology to detect gas leaks.
A coordinated strategy
Joshua Hernandez and Helena Hjortsberg, Emerson, outline how the right instruments and system components combined with an effective strategy can help protect industrial plants and facilities.
Rising to the safety challenge
After an accidental fire at the IOCL Jaipur Terminal, there was an initiative among oil storage facilities in India to improve the safety standards on their sites. Steve Podger, Rotork, UK, outlines how Rotork helped several companies meet these requirements.
The smart way to overfill prevention
Andreas Brückner, H. Timm Elektronik GmbH, Germany, explores the smart integration of overfill prevention in truck loading control systems.
EFSO: a case study
Derek Blagg, Varec, USA, provides a case study of the recent implementation of an automated emergency fuel shut off system at Guam International Airport.
On the road again
Anton Albrand, SkyBitz, USA, examines a case study in which efficient tracking of tank locations and fuel levels was essential to meet variations in customer demand.
Breaking things down
Richard Vann, RVA Group, UK, explores the challenges and opportunities associated with decommissioning projects in the Middle East.
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