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December 2017

The Winter issue of Tanks & Terminals covers corrosion monitoring, floating roofs, leak detection, gauging systems, valves and digitalisation. It also includes a regional report looking at storage and terminal opportunities in the MENA region.

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MENA: unlocking potential
Storage and terminal opportunities abound in MENA, thanks to both strife and increased production. Gordon Cope, Contributing Editor, explains.

Be prepared
Preparatory site visits reduce project cost and risk when planning intelligent pigging operations for oil terminal wharf pipelines, claim Geert Bontekoe and Laurie Todd, Quest Integrity.

Keeping an eye on corrosion
Jake Davies, Emerson Automation Solutions, UK, examines continuous corrosion monitoring methods for jetty pipelines in order to protect against an interrupted supply to and from the refinery.

The blame game
Peter Williams, Concord Tank, USA, outlines why floating roof repairs should be approached differently to floor repairs.

Floating focus
Ewart Cox, Assentech, UK, considers why internal floating roofs are used for gasoline storage.

A race against time
Julian Waumsley, Aquilar Ltd, UK, outlines the importance of quickly detecting leaks in hydrocarbon storage facilities.

Planning for prevention
Bill Sholette, Endress+Hauser, USA, considers the benefits of effective overfill prevention and leak detection in chemical storage vessels.

Level measurement: the basics
Adam Wishall, Varec Inc., USA, outlines key points to consider when selecting the most suitable gauge for tank level measurement.

A moving target
Adam Krolak, Honeywell Process Solutions, Poland, discusses accurate level measurement in dynamic applications.

Digitalisation: here to stay?
Juan Tapia, ABB, Spain, considers whether digitalisation is more than just a passing trend in downstream tank and terminal operations.

A new era
Digital automation is advancing the tanks and terminals sector. Buzz Hetrick, TechnipFMC, USA, explains how.

Solving valve instability
Dr Davies Michael, Dr Moncalvo Davide and Thorsten Schaper, Braunschweiger Flammenfilter GmbH, Germany, discuss how to overcome pilot valve instability on cryogenic storage tanks.

Thinking outside the box
Vincent Lagarrigue, Trelleborg Oil and Marine, France, calls for a rethink of transfer solutions to suit the rapidly expanding LNG market.

A new playing field
Stuart Buchanan, GAC UK, explores how shifting market dynamics are creating opportunities in the tanks and terminals market.

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