Aboveground Storage Tanks (ASTs) are designed to provide product service for 50 years and beyond ,but only if they are properly painted, inspected and repaired. Operators are sometimes not aware of the special inspection methodologies and tools (NDT) that are available and whose operations and purpose are explained in-depth in the many Publications, Technical Review, Recommended Practices and Standards currently available and offered by The American Petroleum Institute. These documents, when used by trained personnel, can substantially increase the usable life span of an Aboveground Storage Tanks (AST) by increasing operating revenue through reduced out-of-service inspection and unplanned down-time.
If you own or manage large, steel AST’s then this class is for you. It promises to be a highly interactive 3-day course that will allow you to understand that tanks can operate as more than just “a storage device for your product”.