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

Basics of API 653 Standard for Aboveground Storage Tanks

By |2021-05-18T10:10:01-05:00May 18th, 2021|Blog|

Storage tank owners usually hear the term API 653 Standard in the context of aboveground storage tank inspections.  This is rightly so, because API 653 is the internationally recognized standard for inspecting aboveground welded storage tanks storing products at atmospheric pressure. However, the API 653 Standard covers more than the requirements for an API

New West Virginia Regulations for Aboveground Storage Tanks

By |2021-05-18T10:05:14-05:00May 18th, 2021|Blog|

The deadline to register above ground storage tanks (“ASTs”) subject to the West Virginia Aboveground Storage Tank Act (“Tank Act”) has passed but more is on the horizon for tank owners.  This includes upcoming deadlines as well as recently published draft regulations to flesh out the details of the Tank Act. First, AST

Differences of Field Erected Tanks and Shop-Fabricated Tanks

By |2021-05-18T09:57:53-05:00May 18th, 2021|Blog|

Aboveground storage tanks are essential to life as we know it.  So many products that we use in our daily life relied in some part on an aboveground storage tank that contained fertilizer, water, oil, a processing chemical, or some other liquid. While the purpose and concept are exactly the same, there are two

How PVC Secondary Containment Liners for Aboveground Storage Tanks Work

By |2021-05-18T09:59:25-05:00May 18th, 2021|Blog|

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

Chris Brooks Speaks About Storage Tank Maintenance Issues at Fluid Fertilizer Workshop

By |2021-05-18T09:32:05-05:00May 17th, 2021|Blog|

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.

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