Repurposing and recycling is a common trend as well as ways a company can effectively use its capital resources. An above ground storage tank is an asset that can be repurposed to store a different liquid than originally intended when it was built. Before filling the tank with a new liquid product, several
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Indiana Senate Bill 312 addressing above ground storage tank reporting and water threat minimization has gone through several changes since its introduction in January 2015. Bill 312 was sent back to the Indiana Senate for a vote after several amendments were made by the House. Major Bill Amendments The definition of an above ground
In Greeley, Colorado, lightning struck an aboveground storage tank used for waste water in a hydraulic fracking operation, causing quite a reaction. After the lightning struck around 1 pm, several explosions were heard and a fire broke out. According to an AP report posted by the Weather Channel, one of the aboveground storage tanks
Internal tank liners are less expensive options for satisfying secondary containment requirements in many states. For installation purposes, a crane is needed for each install to place the PVC liner in the tank. Many types of cranes exist for transferring significant weight loads to varying heights. For installing PVC liners, a crane with
An above ground storage tank located in south-central Washington state recently leaked as much as 1,500 gallons of used motor oil into a creek that flows into the Yakima River, a water source crucial to the state’s agricultural status as an apple-growing hub. According to a March 2 Reuters article, the cause of the spill is
On Sunday, April 12, a 3.3 magnitude earthquake rumbled the town of Cushing, OK. This low-magnitude tremor certainly wasn’t the first to hit Oklahoma in recent months — or even that day. According to Oklahoma City’s News 9, the Cushing earthquake was the eighth earthquake above a 2.0 magnitude to take place that Sunday
A new ban on shale drilling waste pits in Pennsylvania — and on federal land — could soon change the way waste from hydraulic fracturing is stored and disposed. According to a March 17 Pittsburgh Post-Gazette article, the state Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) recently announced plans to ban temporary waste pits at shale
Two years after a serious flood in Colorado, the state’s Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC) has instated stricter rules for the oil and gas facilities in floodplain lands. Coloradoan reports that the commission issued these rules on March 2nd despite the protests from the local oil and gas industries and some politicians,
Above ground storage tanks (ASTs) provide the backbone for several industries in the United States and beyond. Liquid fertilizer tanks, for example, hold in bulk the substances farmers depend on to grow their crops. ASTs store the oil both people and factories use, for automobiles and industrial purposes respectively. Steel storage tanks store the
The Andersons, Inc. recently announced its acquisition of Kay Flo Industries Crop Nutrient Group. The Kay Flo Industries acquisition comprises Nutra-Flo, PureGrade Liquid Fertilizer, MicroSolutions, and Nulex. The animal nutrient portions of Kay Flo were separated and not a part of the deal. With The Andersons’ plans to expand its wholesale and specialty fertilizer