Flexible Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) Secondary Containment Liners are more commonly used in the liquid fertilizer industry to satisfy many state secondary containment requirements for aboveground storage tanks. Most secondary containment methods serve as catch containers and only come in contact with the product when it leaks from the tank. A flexible PVC internal tank
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Being a responsible above ground storage tank owner, you just had an API 653 certified inspection complete a full API 653 tank inspection to either fulfill your state requirements or based on The Fertilizer Institute’s recommendation of conducting an API 653 inspection every five years. The API 653 inspector should provide you with
“It is not the beauty of a building you should look at; it’s the construction of the foundation that will stand the test of time.” – David Allen Coe Foundation – it is the support and base of an entity, whether it is an area of knowledge (mathematics, art, music), education generally,
The Fluid Fertilizer Foundation held its 2014 Fluid Technology Workshop in Sacramento on December 9th and 10th. Focusing on liquid fertilizer, the various speakers addressed topics including water testing, crop management with marginal water quality, plant operation, formulation and compatibility issues, UAN composition variability, and soil testing methods. Chris Brooks from Heartland Tank Services, Inc.
The Indiana Legislature has before it Senate Bill 312 regarding above ground storage tank registration. The Bill was introduced by Sen. Ed Charbonneau and Sen. Mark Stoops. This Bill appears to be following the lead of West Virginia in requiring above ground storage tanks to be registered with the state environmental department. The West
Technology and agricultural work are becoming more intertwined than ever before in history — and we’re not talking about FarmVille. According to a November 1 New York Times report, today’s farmers are increasingly taking advantage of smart technology — sensors, GPS trackers, irrigation apps, cloud computing systems and communications gadgets — in order to optimize their
Just after the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection proposed annual fees for above ground storage tank owners to fund the regulatory structure created by the Above Ground Storage Tank Act (“ASTA”), a bill was introduced on Tuesday to significantly revise the ASTA. The revisions would drastically reduce the number of above ground storage
The winter cold is starting to break. You are preparing to use various starters and liquid fertilizers for the upcoming agricultural season. It's crucial to consider how winter salting out and stratification impacts your liquid fertilizer tank. Liquid fertilizer sitting in aboveground storage tanks through a cold winter undergoes changes. Cold temperatures can affect liquid
A year after the water contamination catastrophe from the Freedom Industries chemical spill and quick enactment of the West Virginia Aboveground Storage Tank Act, West Virginia Senate Bill 423 has been passed by the Senate and House. The Bill greatly scales back the number of aboveground storage tanks that would be regulated by the
Steel prices have fallen yet again after an already 10% price drop in 2014. In the realm of steel storage tanks, this decrease translates to the price of steel plate material dropping approximately $10 per hundred weight. For an API 650 above ground storage tank compared to prices in 2013, the customer can see a price