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A Primer on Secondary Containment

  If you’re in the tank storage industry, using secondary containment just makes logical sense. It provides padded insurance by containing and preventing hazardous releases into the environment in case the tank was improperly installed or maintained. Below is a rundown on secondary containments   The conception   In the United States, secondary containment made [...]

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Storage Tank Heating Options for Winter Coating Application

Keeping your tank coating and maintenance operations going in the middle of winter can be frustrating and time-consuming for many factors, but none more so than maintaining a consistent temperature of the tank storage. If temperatures drop to freezing and you are not using a specialized cold weather coating, the application of coating material becomes [...]

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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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ILTA’s Fall 2014 Training is Now Open for Registration

  On November 12-14, 2014, the International Liquid Terminals Association will host three training courses in New Orleans, LA.   1. Air Emissions: Loading Operations When: November 12, 2014 Who: Rob Ferry, The TGB Partnership What: This half-day course will focus on air issues related to loading operations 2. Advanced Tanks: Air Emissions When: November [...]

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Tank Storage Surface Preparation Guideline

There are many variables that go into choosing a tank storage. Factors like size, capacity, cost, turnaround time, and maintenance all play an important role. But it is the quality of a tank’s coating that will determine the success and longevity of the storage tank. After all, a quality coating is the only armor the [...]

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Has the Tank Storage Industry Embraced 3D Printing?

If you’re a moviegoer, you’re probably familiar with 3D movies. But are you familiar with the 3D printing technology? For those who are still foreign to this concept, 3D printing has been around since the 1980s, but it wasn’t until the early 2010s that demand for these machines increased. Because of their increased sales, prices [...]

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Testing and Inspecting Storage Tank Thickness

A storage tank’s coating is as important as a super hero’s armor. It is needed for protection. Without coating, the storage tank would corrode and rust compromising its contents. In fact uncoated steel forms a thin corrosion layer as soon as the raw sheets are laid out. That’s why it is imperative that storage tank [...]

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Grow your contacts in the tank storage industry!

Social networking sites are increasingly popular. Through them, we can communicate with like-minded individuals from all over the world. Tankchat offers something more. It is an industry specific site that allows you to not only connect with others, but promote your business as well. Tankchat’s members come from all over the globe, their various occupations [...]

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