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September 2018

The Autumn issue of Tanks & Terminals includes features on oil storage levels, decommissioning projects, emissions management, overfill prevention, coatings and corrosion. It also includes a regional report on the storage sector in Asia, with a special focus on Singapore’s role as a trading hub for oil products in the region.

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Spotlight on Singapore
Ng Weng Hoong, Contributing Editor, explains how new storage investment is helping to affirm Singapore’s role as a trading hub for oil products in Asia.

Look to the skies
Akhil Shah and Jack Allen, Geospatial Insight, UK, explore the use of satellite imagery to provide near real-time insights into global oil storage levels.

Benefit of the doubt
Alick MacGillivray, TUV SUD NEL, UK, explains why it is important to account for uncertainties in tank volume or mass measurement.

Deciphering the decommissioning code
Richard Vann, RVA Group, UK, discusses where key decontamination challenges lie in decommissioning projects, what role technology plays and what can be gained from the analysis of both historic and current sector assignments.

The methane misdirection
Jim Stamm, Zeeco Inc., USA, explores accurate measurement of hydrocarbon emissions in the presence of methane.

The pursuit of ultra-low emissions
Michele I. Nazzaro, Aereon Europe, Italy, outlines the benefits of premixed surface combustion technologies during tank loading, unloading and degassing.

Think smart
Graeme Ellis, ABB, UK, outlines an alternative approach for retrospective hazard reviews of fuel storage terminals.

Preventing predictable problems
Shawn Statham and Marco Ferrara, Emerson Automation Solutions, explain how triple offset valves provide an effective solution to preventing liquid tank overfilling.

Eliminating tank trailer overfills
Katrina Ohl, Scully Systems, USA, explains how terminal operators can use truck-to-terminal technology to improve safety and reduce liabilities.

Ready for all weather
Francesca Crolley, Synavax Inc., USA, introduces thermal insulation coatings as a way of protecting tank and terminal assets in all seasonal conditions.

Doubling up
Paul Glister, Abfad Ltd, UK, explains how installing a solvent-free double skin tank lining system can help to combat corrosion in downstream storage tanks.

Fighting on all fronts
Fabiana Requeijo, Hempel A/S, Spain, explores the challenges of coating storage tanks, inside and out.

Race against time
Sujay Pathre, Lloyd’s Register, India, presents a review and analysis of an LPG storage and terminal facility.

Asset data at your fingertips
Jeroen Dekker, CEA Systems, the Netherlands, discuss the benefits of asset lifecycle information digitalisation platforms in the tank terminal industry.v

When lightning strikes
Harshul Gupta and Benjamin Hearst, Petro Guardian LLC, USA, assess the real cost of losing a tank battery to fire.

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