Though typically atmospheric storage tanks have been designed and built under API 650 as design and construction standard, and are maintained under API 653 many other standards are relevant for review with respect to storage tank design. Apart from that it will also be relevant to review revision history on design codes for existing tanks, as recent code revisions might have introduced very different review criteria.

The complex field of tank design codes includes a full review and implementation by CTS® of the best possible design for products and systems supplied under amongst others the following design and safety codes:

  • API 650, EN 14015, BS 2654, DIN 4119 (tank design)
  • API 653, EEMUA 159 (tank maintenance)
  • API Chapter 19, IPPC BREF Storage tanks 2006, EPA and EEMUA 224 (emissions)
  • NTA 8399 (OGI emission measurement)
  • EPA, PGS 29, VLAREM I, II and III, TÜV TA-Luft (safety and emissions)
  • API 2000 and EN 28025 (venting)
  • NFPA 11 and  EN 13575 (firefighting)
  • ASCE 7 and EN 1991 (local loads)
  • National codes and requirements

Now this is certainly not an exhaustive listing of all relevant environmental, safety and design standards, and there are definitely more standards requiring a diligent review when designing, installing and maintaining our products.  In support of obtaining permits or executing atmospheric storage tank projects CTS® can support you with the following activities:

  • Review of relevant design codes
  • Tank emission reviews under API Chapter 19/BREF Storage (IPPC 2006)
  • Develop project specifications
  • Issue standard drawings
  • Compile approved vendor lists
  • International procurement structuring
  • FEA (Finite Element Analysis
  • Tank stability reviews (overturning)
  • Fit for purpose reviews

Working with you we will do whatever it takes to ensure your atmospheric storage tanks will meet the highest standards with respect to safety, integrity, reliability and operational performance.