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.
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