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Now also available via Online live stream!

In the light of the current outbreak of COVID 19 across Europe, we have prepared an option to accommodate those delegates who will not be allowed to travel. The situation might fully be under control by the time when the training is planned to run, however we want to make sure everyone will get the same chance to take part in this unique training course.

Are you going to be able to attend the course in-person? Fantastic! We are looking forward to meeting you. Will you not be allowed to travel or do you feel it is safer to enjoy this unique course from the luxury of your office or home via your laptop, tablet or mobile? We obviously understand the situation and offer you the opportunity to join us via the online live stream enabling the mutual interaction between you and the trainer.

All sessions of this unique course online

Live interaction options between the delegates and trainer

Available via mobile, tablet or laptop

Meet the training leader

  • Steve Scott
  • Principal Consultant
  • Bro Nant International, United Kingdom
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Course description

Aboveground Storage Tanks (ASTs) are used for storage of petroleum products prior to use, while being used, or prior to further distribution in commerce. These tanks cannot be commissioned for the storage of petroleum products unless its material and construction are inspected to be compatible with the products to be stored and conditions of storage such as pressure and temperature. Also, storage tank installation must be engineered or updated in accordance with good engineering practices to avoid discharges.

This training course will help professionals working in refineries and petrochemical plants to enhance their functional technical skills. The knowledge gained in the training course will enable them to evaluate the integrity of existing equipment and quantify the remaining life in operation after carrying out appropriate cost-effective repair options. This will enhance their overall technical effectiveness regarding improved plant reliability and safety of operation with positive environmental impact.

A highly interactive masterclass for bulk liquid storage tank professionals including a detailed investigation into current trends in non-man entry tank cleaning, sludge processing for hydrocarbon recovery and waste minimization, and state of the art NDT techniques for ASTs.

Key Benefits


from understanding technology associated with sludge processing for hydrocarbon recovery and waste minimization in-line with current and anticipated environmental legislation


appropriate Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) techniques designed to determine the degree of corrosion and the optimum repair plan for returning the tank to service in a cost-effective and timely manner


tank corrosion mechanisms and internal corrosion control based on API RP 571/652


the fundamentals of API 653 in assessing tank condition and suitability for service


knowledge of Risk-Based Inspection (RBI) techniques and their application in extending in-service periods between out of service inspections

Practical and interactive training course

Worked Examples:

Shell plate thickness calculation

Annular plate thickness derivation

Floor and shell repairs

Case studies:

Non-invasive condition monitoring - Export terminal in the UK

Gas freeing procedure - 20 meter diameter gasoline tank in Timor-Leste

Tank desludging - 70 meter diameter crude oil tank in the UK

Tank desludging without man entry - 62 meter diameter crude oil tank in Europe

NDT - Steel lined reception pit in the UK

NDT - 20 meter diameter fire water tank in Italy

Optimizing oil recovery from sludge - Two-phase sludge processing at a terminal in the UKv

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Online Live Stream

from 1396 € Buy


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