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March 2016

The Spring 2016 issue of Tanks & Terminals covers a range of topics including LNG, automation, loading systems, safety and coatings.


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Contents

The North American storage boom
Gordon Cope, Contributing Editor, explains why record high oil and gas production, combined with low prices, spells big opportunities for storage.

Europe's small scale LNG potential
Stefaan Adriaens, Gate Terminal B.V., a Gasunie/Vopak JV, The Netherlands, provides an overview of recent small scale LNG developments in Northwest Europe, and assesses whether the oil price fall could undermine the market.

Eco-friendly operations
Roberto Ruiperez Vara, Freeport LNG Development, L.P., USA, talks through the various design features that have been incorporated into Freeport LNG's liquefaction project to help minimise air emissions.

The power of automation
Murali Krishnan T, Emerson Process Management, Asia Pacific, and Christopher Amstutz, Emerson Process Management, USA, explain how demands for greater throughput, higher reliability and improved safety can be met by automating manual systems and practices.

Terminating the automation challenge
Joe Tan, George Garcia and Lori Jones, Cameron Valves & Measurement, USA, explain how operators can simplify tank and terminal applications with electric actuators.

Improving protocol
Kenny Heidel, Magnetrol International, UK, explains how companies that lean on industrial recommendations and technology solutions can improve tank overfill prevention protocols.

Looking at liquid levels
Carolin Wrede, MTS Sensors, Europe, describes how storage tank operators can improve the effectiveness of fuel management by using sophisticated liquid level transmitter technology.

Make metering count
Andrea Calò, Endress+Hauser Instruments International AG, Switzerland, describes how terminal loading and offloading applications can benefit from safer, robust and more efficient integrated metering systems.

The act of auditing
Neil Bowman, NEL, UK, explains how hydrocarbon transport and storage facilities can reduce financial exposure through effective auditing of flow measurement systems.

The art of lightning protection
Joseph A. Lanzoni, Lightning Eliminators, USA, outlines the lightning-related ignition mechanisms for both floating roof and non-metal production tanks, and presents the latest recommendations from various API and NFPA standards.

Safety is no accident
Peter Davidson, UKPIA, UK, and Jenny Clucas, COGENT Skills, UK, examine the safety measures set in place for the UK fuels supply chain.

Safeguards for storage
Suresh K Ravindran, Honeywell Process Soutions, India, explores a design and implementation philosophy for tank storage overfill prevention.

Under pressure
Lee Spoor, Sherwin-Williams Protective & Marine Coatings, UK, explains how coatings technology is assisting the operation of oil and gas storage tanks and vessels in challenging environments.

A technological tank strategy
Jana Miller and Michael Smith, Intergraph, USA, describe a petroleum storage terminal project in the UAE, highlighting the importance of technology integration to meet tight deadlines.

Site Profiles: Ports and Terminals
Tanks & Terminals profiles some of the most important ports and terminals operating within the industry today.

15 questions...
We speak to Jim DeMartini, President of the NISTM, about the storage sector, industry events and his favourite food.


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