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Tank Storage Germany 2016 to tackle important HSE questions

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Health, safety and environmental regulations are set to play a role at Tank Storage Germany 2016. The leading tank storage event for the German market returns to the Hamburg Messe on 16 - 17 November, with much of the conference programme touching on health, safety and environment (HSE) and a large number of exhibitors unveiling new products specially designed to meet local safety and environmental regulations.

Tank Storage Germany 2016 to tackle important HSE questions

Nick Powell, StocExpo & Tank Storage Portfolio Event Director commented: “Germany is the largest consumer and importer of oil in Western Europe, home to over 107 tank terminals. It is a country with some of the most rigorous national and regional environmental regulations, so it is fitting that we are including HSE as a focus at this year’s show.”

Stricter environmental rules and regulations within the German storage market are placing greater pressure on storage professionals to ensure correct operations are in place whilst maintaining cost effective business. Sven Eric Utsch, Managing Partner at Utsch & Partners, will explore the wider regulatory environment within which companies must operate, while Oliver Stanelle, General Manager Central Engineering at Oiltanking, will provide insight into the importance of certification for operators on terminals and the application of EEMUA as a guideline for repair and maintenance.

Turning focus towards safety will be Thomas Geier, CEO at FSP-Tech, who will be taking to the stage to share his insight into how tank showers deliver both safety and cost saving methods.

Geier said: “Safety showers with integrated water storage tanks have proven their worth at jetties and tank farms around the world. The danger of accidents will always be present as long as human beings are involved. Tank safety showers help to mitigate the risks to health, which occur when the operators working in the field come into contact with acids and alkaline solutions, flammable materials, hot surfaces, steam and extreme dirt.”

Running alongside the conference programme will be a packed exhibition hall, featuring over 90 leading suppliers. For instance, Timm Elektronik will be presenting its recently launched marine grounding system, SEK-3, which offers the highest safety during the loading and unloading of vessels.

For those looking to improve safety and productivity at truck, railcar and industrial loading terminals, SafeRack LLC will be displaying its full range of solutions. On show will be its ErectaStep, RollaStep and YellowGate.

Biton GmbH is showcasing it’s latest DIBt-certified flooring innovations with maximum protection for human and environment. They provide the highest level of firmness on horizontal and diagonal surfaces.

Flame arresters serve as secondary explosion protection measures for hindering transmission of flames or explosion. Both Bormann and Neupert by BS&B Safety and DAG-TS spol. SRO will be using the show to present their arresters, as well as other fire prevention products, which comply with the most stringent safety standards according to EU directive 94/9/EC.

Safety signage is a perfect first line of defence, especially in the battle to comply with stringent regulations. Blomsma Signs & Safety will be bringing its full range of safety signage and markings to the show, including its pipe marking, tank marking and anti-slip materials. These projects have been delivered to the latest legislations and regulations, ensuring the highest quality is maintained.

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