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September 2021

The Autumn issue of Tanks & Terminals begins with an overview of the latest developments in the oil and gas sector in Asia. The issue also includes features on a range of topics, including asset integrity, tank inspection and maintenance, flow metering, overspill prevention and level measurement, tank insulation, and automation.

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An eye on Asia
Ng Weng Hoong, Contributing Editor, provides an overview of the oil and gas sector in Asia, commenting on China’s dominance over the region’s oil storage and stockpile decisions.

The road to 2050
Danny Constantinis, EM&I Group, Malta, explores innovative asset integrity technologies for tanks and terminals in light of the energy transition and an evolving storage market.

A critical link
Josiah Lau, Novlum Inc., Canada, outlines how 3D laser scanning works, and explains why the right software can significantly improve workflow efficiency.

Floating roof inspections: an inside job
Robert L. Ferry, Trinity Consultants, USA, looks at the recent revisions to the US Environmental Protection Agency’s NSPS Kb tank inspection requirements.

Smooth operator
Joshua James, Liquip, Australia, provides maintenance tips and advice to ensure smooth operation during loading operations.

Singapore success
Venkatesh Deshpande, Endress+Hauser, and Darrick Pang, Metcore International, outline how traceable Coriolis mass flow meter verification will enhance the credibility and reputation of Singapore as a major international port.

Steps to overfill prevention
Craig M. Carroll, Magnetrol Ametek, looks at the steps that have been taken to help prevent overfill spills, and how level instrumentation can help to reduce the risk of a catastrophic event.

Increasing availability
Marianne Williams, Emerson, USA, explains the significant benefits that can be achieved through the remote partial proof-testing of level measurement instruments in an overfill prevention system.

Essential design factors
Brandon Stambaugh, Owens Corning, USA, presents three essential design factors to consider when insulating storage tank systems.

The sky’s the limit
Adam Wishall, Varec Inc., USA, explains how recent updates have helped to improve automation and control functionality for a major fuel farm at the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.

Upping the standard
François Negroni, ALMA Group, outlines the benefits of using a standardised vapour recovery unit to handle emissions.

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