Tank and Tank Farms Short Course

Course Title:  Tank & Tank Farms: Design, Operation, Instrumentation, Inspection & Maintenance

Course Duration:  Five (5) Days

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Upon the successful completion of this seminar, participants will be able to:-

  • Assess the configuration, operation and management practices of tank farms in terms of facility capacity, operational effectiveness, and the cost/benefit of feed, intermediate and product storage
  • Appreciate the importance of codes, standards, regulations & recommended practices in terms of hazard management and incident scenario layer of protection safeguarding
  • Identify the different types & classifications of tanks and their applications
  • Understand considerations of materials-of-construction & various corrosion protection strategies and tactics including cleaning, coating, & cathodic protection
  • Become familiar with fire protection of tanks & tank farms: venting, frangible roofs, flame & detonation arrestors, protection from ignition by static electricity, principles & practices of bonding and grounding, principles of inerting, selection criteria for fire suppression systems
  • Apply tank emission control measures & procedures to satisfy regulatory requirements
  • Understand the principles, preparations, & practices associated with tank cleaning, entry, inspection & repair
  • Use a system approach on tank operations including tank entry, tank bottoms, sludge, source reduction, mitigation, vapor freeing, degassing and tank cleaning
  • Determine the various tank accessories used in the tank & tank farm design, operation, inspection & maintenance and be able to explain their features & functions
  • Computer aided Design and rerating using E-Tank Software – Hands on!
Tank Farm Managers, Engineers, Superintendents, Supervisors, and Operators Maintenance Engineers/Planners, Superintendents, Supervisors, NDT Technicians Inspectors and Engineers involved with storage tank design, maintenance and inspection

Day 1:

0730 – 0800 – Registration & Coffee

0800 – 0815 – Welcome & Introduction

0815 – 0915 – Introduction Tanks & tank farms as part of production & terminal systems

  • Tank types & designs
  • Tank components
  • Tank design & engineering considerations relative to performance parameters, Maximum Allowable Inventory, & physical, chemical & hazardous properties of contained fluids
  • Introduction to codes, standards, regulations, & recommended practices

0915- 1015 – Planning to AS 1940 Storage & Handling of Flammable & Combustible Liquids and other AS Storage and Handling Codes

10.15 – 10 30 – Break

1030 – 1100 – Codes, Standards, Regulations, & Recommended Practices American Petroleum Association (API)

  • National Electrical Code (NEC) National Fire Prevention Association (NFPA),

1100 – 1215 -Codes, Standards, Regulations, & Recommended Practices (cont’d) recommended practices

  • Regulations

1215 – 13.15 – Lunch Break

1315 – 1500 – API 650 Construction Code & Data sheets

1500 – 1515 – Break

1515 -1700 – API 650 Construction Code & Data sheets(cont’d)

Day 2:

0800 – 0930 – API 650 Construction Code & Data sheets(cont’d)

0930 – 0945 – Break

0945 – 1230 – Tank Foundations

0730 – 0915 – Fire Protection Considerations & Practices General Principles

  • Venting
  • Frangible Roofs
  • Flame and Detonation Arrestors

0915 – 1045 – General Tank Design Considerations

1045 – 1100 – Break

1100 – 1230 – Tank Roofs Floating Roofs

  • Rim Seals
  • Flexible Piping System for Roofs Aluminum Dome Roofs
  •  Fixed Roof Tanks
  • Internal Floaters

1230 – 1330 – Lunch Break

1330 – 1500 – Tank Roofs Floating Roofs

  • Rim Seals
  • Flexible Piping System for Roofs Aluminum Dome Roofs
  • Fixed Roof Tanks
  • Internal Floaters

1500-1515 – Break

1515 – 1700 – Evaporation Losses

Day 3:

0800 – 0930 – Tank Emissions Overview of Tank Emissions Concepts

  • Computing Emissions from Internal and External Floating Roofs

0930 – 0945 – Break

0945 – 1045 – Tank Emissions (cont’d) Emission Estimation Procedures for Fixed-Roof Tanks

  • Emissions from Slotted and Un-slotted Guide Poles

1045 – 1100 – Break

1100 – 1230 -Tanks Constructed of Other Materials Stainless Steel Tanks

  • Aluminum Tanks

1230 – 1330 – Lunch Break

1130 – 1500 – Tanks Constructed of Other Materials (cont’d) Fiberglass-Reinforced Plastic Tanks

  • Tanks Constructed of Miscellaneous Materials

1500-1515 – Break

1515 – 1700 – Tank Inspection – what we need to do for us & the regulator

Day 4:

0800 – 0930 – Tank Inspection, Repairs and Maintenance Industrial Standards

  • Intent of API Standard 653
  • How does API 653 Prevent Tank Failures?
  • Responsibility and Compliance
  • How Long Will It Take to Implement the API 653 Program?

0930 – 0945 – Break

0945 – 1230 – Tank Inspection, Repairs and Maintenance (cont’d) API 653 and Costs

  • In-House versus Contract Inspection
  • Thoroughness of Inspection
  • Getting Started

1230 – 1330 – Lunch Break

1330 – 1515 – Tank Settlement Settlement and Tank Failure Mechanics

  • Different Kinds of Settlement Sloped Bottoms
  • Edge Settlement

1515 – 11530 Break

1530 – 1700 Tank Settlement (cont’d) Designing for Settlement

  • Releveling Tanks
  • Methods of Releveling

Day 5:

0800 – 0845 Tank Operations Tank Entry Standard

  • Basic Requirements of API 2015
  • Overview of Tank Bottoms and Sludge

0845 –0915 – Tank Floor maintenance

0915 – 0930 – NDT Techniques overview

0930 – 0945 – Break

0945 – 1030 Coatings and linings, Cathodic protection

1030 – 1230 Tank Accessories Ladders, Platforms, Stairs and Accessways

  • Miscellaneous Tank Appurtenances

1230 – 1330 – Lunch Break

1330 –1645 – Design and Re-rating Software – E-tank 2000 Hands on running of the Software – You will take away the Demo Program which will design or re-rate three different sizes of tanks and the instruction manual

1645 – 1700 – Presentation of Certificates Lunch & End of Seminar