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Field Erected Fertilizer Storage Tanks and Using the API 650 Standard

By |2021-05-18T10:46:59-05:00May 18th, 2021|Blog|

Most states have adopted containment regulations for liquid fertilizer operations using aboveground fertilizer tanks. Some state regulations specify a standard for new tank construction and others do not. API 650, the standard used by Heartland Tank LLC, is the internationally recognized standard for building field erected aboveground storage tanks (ASTs). The API 650 Standard

Liquid Storage Tank Care

By |2021-05-18T10:44:05-05:00May 18th, 2021|Blog|

Heartland Tank's Brian Hasselbring was featured in an article by AgPro: Preserving liquid fertilizer quality requires maintaining storage tanks that provide the best opportunity to maximize product shelf-life while meeting most state and national guidelines. “All liquid fertilizers are different, but can be managed appropriately. Retailers should be careful not to use liquid

Importance of Regular API 653 Standard Inspections

By |2021-05-18T10:39:46-05:00May 18th, 2021|Blog|

Just like a car, house, or any other structure, regular inspection and maintenance is critical to obtain the longest lifespan of your fertilizer storage tank. Other reasons to regularly inspect your tank are: Establish Baseline of Tank Condition and Corrosion Rates Identify Problems and Needed Repairs before Significant Leak or Release Occurs Prevent Leaks

Maintaining Storage Tank Integrity Through Inspections

By |2021-05-18T10:36:28-05:00May 18th, 2021|Blog|

Heartland Tank’s Chris Brooks was featured in an article by AgPro: Chris Brooks, president of Heartland Tank Services, Inc. stressed the type of inspection routinely needed for large storage tanks that have been in service for a few years during the 2011 National Agronomic, Environmental, Health and Safety School. Brooks said, “Due to the

New Registration & Inspection Requirements of West Virginia Aboveground Storage Tanks

By |2021-05-18T10:33:38-05:00May 18th, 2021|Blog|

On June 6, 2014, the West Virginia Aboveground Storage Tank Act becomes effective, triggering the requirement to register and inspect all qualified aboveground liquid storage tanks. The Act, which is Article 30 of West Virginia Senate Bill 373, requires registration of a tank, operational or nonoperational, if it meets the following criteria: stores more

Determining When You Need a Liquid Fertilizer Storage Tank Inspection

By |2021-05-18T10:28:20-05:00May 18th, 2021|Blog|

Have you ever wrestled with remembering when a liquid fertilizer tank needs to be inspected next or had a debate in the office as to how often the liquid storage tanks need to be inspected?   With no federal regulations on liquid fertilizer tank inspections, inspection timing can be confusing.  The Fertilizer Institute, individual state

PVC Tank Liners as Effective Alternative Secondary Containment

By |2021-05-18T10:23:24-05:00May 18th, 2021|Blog|

Are you trying to determine the most effective and cost efficient method to configure a new or used above ground liquid storage tank? This article explains why in most situations the answer is using a PVC tank liner. Using a tank liner is an effective method for secondary containment and less expensive than standard

Three Reasons to Build Field Erected Tanks to API 650 Standard

By |2021-05-18T10:19:17-05:00May 18th, 2021|Blog|

The API 650 Standard was first published in 1961 by the American Petroleum Institute to create a consistent methodology by which tanks for the oil and gas industry are built.  For industries that use above ground storage tanks for fertilizer, water, chemicals, food products, etc., there is no federal law requiring the use of API

API 650 Tank Joint Welding & Inspection for Field Erected ASTs

By |2021-05-18T10:15:15-05:00May 18th, 2021|Blog|

Butt welded steel tanks have been a main stay in the field of constructing above ground storage tanks for decades.  Around 1936, welded steel tanks overtook riveted tanks as the preferred method in new above ground storage tank construction.  In step with this change, API standards were published to guide construction of such tanks

DEP Proposed Rule on West Virginia Storage Tank Inspections

By |2021-05-18T10:11:42-05:00May 18th, 2021|Blog|

Partial relief may be in sight from hiring certified inspectors for every tank inspection required for the impending initial West Virginia aboveground tank inspection requirement.  Signed into law on April 1, 2014, the West Virginia Aboveground Storage Tank Act has been criticized by many tank owners as too expansive in the number of tanks

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