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February 2017

The Spring issue of Tanks & Terminals covers topics such as safety, measurement, tank gauging, vapour control and underground gas storage.

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Finding the capacity
As the US shale boom continues and OPEC has agreed to a cut in production output, Gordon Cope, Contributing Editor, examines the expansion of oil and gas plays in North America during a period of falling demand, and explains how this has created ample opportunities for the storage industry.

On solid ground
Dennis W. Boehm, Hayward Baker, Inc., USA, explains why tank capacity, design and construction should not be restricted by the pressure that aboveground storage tanks exert on the ground.

Playing it safe
Natalie Iovino, MSA - The Safety Company, USA, discusses correct responses to gas and flame emergencies in the oil, gas and petrochemical storage industry.

Avoiding overfill
Peter Wyuts, Scully Systems, Belgium, discusses how fail-safe automatic self-checking equipment is a critical component in preventing overfills at tank farms and terminals.

Going separate ways
Albert E. Ortega and Erin S. Carter, Cerex Advanced Fabrics Inc., USA, evaluate the separation efficiency of spilled oil from water using a fence made with nylon 6,6 non-woven fabric.

Meaningful measurement
John-Michael Carolan, Willowglen Systems, Canada, reviews why measurement reliability is paramount to the efficient functionality of the tank and terminal industry.

On the same frequency
Per Skogberg, Rosemount Process Level Radar Instrumentation at Emerson, Sweden, details the strengths and weaknesses of each frequency band for non-contacting radars and explains why they are not equally suitable for all applications in downstream processing.

On the radar
Brian Howsare, Endress+Hauser, USA, reviews frequency modulated continuous waveform and pulsed time of flight radar level technologies for tank gauging in custody transfer applications.

Getting the measure
Bart Wauterickx and Bas Hermans, The Sniffers, Belgium, highlight the importance of flaring and vapour recovery measurements for tank farm operators.

Keeping control of vapour
Simon Shipley, Zeeco Europe Limited, UK, discusses the decision between two common vapour control technologies, recovery or combustion, in tank and terminal applications.

Going underground
D. J. Evans and J. Busby, British Geological Survey, UK, discuss underground gas storage and its relevance to the UK’s security of energy supply, together with risks of varying nature.

Following the trend
John White and Mark Rowley, partners in the Global Projects Group of Baker Botts L.L.P., Russia and UK, examine the developing LNG to power projects trend, with a particular focus on the evolution of FSRUs and geographical opportunities in Africa.

Shape up and ship out
Patrick Janssens, ABS, USA, explains how design, storage and loading innovations in gas carrier newbuildings are supporting the US' expanding gas export market.

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