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The West Virginia DEP Aboveground Storage Tank Act

source: U.S. Department of Agriculture   The aboveground storage tank act was set into motion on June 6th 2014 by the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection (DEP). It requires that aboveground storage tanks are registered, inspected and their risk is identified.   Why is the DEP monitoring aboveground storage tanks more carefully?   This [...]

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Storage Tank Events for 2014 and 2015

If you haven’t gone to any tank storage events this year, there are still a few more events left before the year is over. And mark your calendars for 2015 as the market embarks on a new year full of industry trends, technology, analysis, and much more.   Below are some storage tank events for [...]

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Unbelievable Storage Tank Discovery (play video with sound)

  Our applicator has been working in the field for 30 years and he’s never seen anything like this ever!!!  

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Interesting Facts About Storage Tanks

  From an outsider’s perspective, the storage tank industry may seem mundane. But in reality, it is actually rich in history and is filled with interesting facts. Check below for what some of those facts are. If I missed any important ones, email me at and I will add it to the list.   [...]

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The Red Hill Underground Fuel Storage Facility

Between the years 1940 to 1943, the Red Hill Underground Fuel Storage Facility was constructed. It was designed to transport fuel for the American Navy forces during the second half of Word War ll because above ground storage was prone to enemy attacks. The original plan was to bury four fuel containers horizontally in a [...]

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Three Risky Storage Tank Jobs

Storage tanks, both above ground and underground, are containers that store an amazing amount of liquid. They look very innocent on the outside, but they need consistent maintenance and repairs, and proper assessment to function properly. Working in the tank industry is never without its risks. It takes a strong team to battle confined spaces, [...]

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Awesome Storage Tanks in Video Games

A storage tank is a building that provides temporary or permanent storage. It can contain water and wastewater, oil and gas, household items, food, and so much more. It’s harmless, but it’s all around us, even in video games. Below, check out some awesome storage tanks in video games. If you know of others, email [...]

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Automating Your Storage Tank Terminal

Managing storage terminal facilities day-to-day requires superior services, updated products, proper maintenance, and advanced technologies to keep production running smoothly. Below is a list of some companies that provide software management for storage facilities.   Emerson Emerson has set the trend when it comes to automating terminals. They have grown to become the leader in [...]

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Different Types of Manways

There are many different types of openings that serve as manways. They are all designed differently for different purposes. For example, round opening covers may not always be the best shape because it will not fit through the opening. Therefore, oval openings are preferred because they can be turned sideways to fit through openings. Below [...]

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What Do Field Erected Welded Steel Tanks Do?

Guest Blogger: Lori Riddle, Fisher Tank Company     Field erected welded steel tanks are everywhere. If you drive around your community and see a very large tank that’s sitting by itself, on a concrete foundation, chances are you’re looking at a welded steel water storage tank. If you’re near a port city and you [...]

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