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March 2020

The Spring 2020 issue of Tanks & Terminals includes features on digitalisation; tank cleaning, maintenance & protection; emissions and vapor control; level measurement; heating; and safety. This issue’s regional report outlines how expanding production in the US and Canada has storage and terminal operators scrambling to keep up.

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Filling on up
Gordon Cope, Contributing Editor, outlines how expanding production in the US and Canada has storage and terminal operators scrambling to keep up.

Twinning the terminal
Waqar Khan, Siemens Gas and Power GmbH & Co., Germany, highlights the benefits that digital twin technology can bring to terminal management operations.

Turning the light on dark data
Robin van der Mijl, CEA Systems, the Netherlands, asks what causes the creation or existence of obsolete and unused dark data and what criteria is required for a better and successful way to update and validate this dark data?

Connecting the downstream supply chain
Tim Hoffmeister, Implico Group, Germany, gives an outlook on a connected, cross-company downstream supply chain that links differing actors via an architecture of shared web services.

A high-definition experience
Joel Hurt Jr., Leica Geosystems, part of Hexagon, USA, alongside D’Arcy Trask and John Barrella, Gauge Point Calibration Inc., USA, explain how using 3D laser scanning to capture existing conditions on secondary containment is a basic preventive measure that can provide a significant return on investment.

Protecting tank investments
Miles Buckhurst, Jotun, Norway, explains why proper tank protection is an important part of every maintenance plan.

No entry?
Camilla Marchi and Daniel Devò, Gerotto Federico S.r.l., Italy, look at robotic technologies for storage tank cleaning and imagine a future where unmanned technology is mandatory for high risk tank maintenance.

Holding terminals to a higher standard
Robert Ferry and Harold Laurence, Trinity Consultants Inc., USA, review the EPA’s latest revisions to its recommended method for estimating air emissions from organic liquid storage tanks.

Challenging VOC emissions
Raul Tahoces, John Zink Hamworthy Combustion, Luxembourg, introduces new vapour control systems for ultra-low volatile organic compounds emissions. Emission accomplished Marco Puglisi, Aereon Europe, Italy, considers future developments and technological challenges of vapour control in the liquid storage industry.

Radar meets LNG challenges
Victoria Lund Mattsson, Emerson, Sweden, explains how the latest non-contacting radar level gauges meet the challenges associated with the accurate and reliable measurement of LNG stored in cryogenic full containment tanks.

In case of emergency
Bob Irving, AMETEK STC Business Unit, USA, provides an outline of regulations and recommended practices for overfill prevention, and explains the importance of ensuring safety devices are continuously working.

A light touch
Jerry Hines, Pepperl+Fuchs, USA, looks at the advantages which can be gained when tank farms switch to non-contact valve position sensors.

Fall protection
Michael R. Bailey, Flexible Lifeline Systems, USA, explains the importance of suitable fall protection in the storage tank industry.

In a dead heat
Dave TenEycke, Simon Chang, and Aaron Jeske, Thermon Heating Systems Inc., Canada, review different technologies that can be selected for tank heating operations.

Raising the temperature
Carles Ferrer and Daniel Pastor, Pirobloc, Spain, assess the benefits of heating storage tanks in port terminals via a thermal fluid system.

Heating things up
Chelsey Kemper, Omega Thermo Products LLC, USA, looks at methods to heat storage tanks with viscous products.

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