Indiana Legislature Considers Above Ground Storage Tank Registration Bill

By |2021-05-18T09:28:22-05:00May 17th, 2021|Blog|

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

Cyber Farming: A Look at How Smart Technology Can Help Agricultural Workers

By |2021-05-17T13:51:03-05:00May 17th, 2021|Blog|

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

Possible Unsettling of West Virginia’s Above Ground Storage Tank Act

By |2021-05-18T09:26:19-05:00May 17th, 2021|Blog|

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

Low Steel Prices Make It Buyers’ Market for Steel Storage Tanks

By |2021-05-18T09:20:56-05:00May 17th, 2021|Blog|

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

Considerations in Repurposing Liquid Above Ground Steel Storage Tanks

By |2021-05-18T09:18:20-05:00May 17th, 2021|Blog|

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

Lightning and Resulting Fire Launch Aboveground Storage Tank into Air

By |2021-05-18T09:13:55-05:00May 17th, 2021|Blog|

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

Crane Needs for Installing Above Ground Storage Tank Liner

By |2021-05-18T09:12:27-05:00May 17th, 2021|Blog|

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

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