Storage tank safety, a vital aspect

Anybody working in the field of atmospheric storage tanks will be aware of the fact that designing, constructing, operating and maintaining storage tanks leaves no room to compromise on safety and facility integrity. There are many safety aspects to be reviewed for API 650 tanks, such as:

  • Personnel exposure to the products stored
  • Exposure of neighbouring residents to the products stored
  • Possible tank incident scenarios, consequences and remediation
  • Risks for fire and explosion, heat contours
  • Fire-fighting scenarios and facilities
  • Weather conditions and associated risks

CTS® is able to support you in keeping tanks safe and being best in class, with the following services:

  • Best practice implementation
  • Incident remediation and investigation
  • Review incident and escalation scenarios

Environmental impact

Atmospheric storage tanks have been around for more than a century, storing tonnes of Hydrocarbons and Chemicals. Both independent tank storage terminals and refineries have thousands of tanks in service all over the world. Given the increasing awareness on environmental aspects related to the transport and storage of these VOC’s (Volatile Organic Compounds) the storage tank industry has been confronted with greater pressure on reducing its environmental footprint. CTS® can support you with the following activities:

  • Environmental impact studies
  • Emission reviews and reporting
  • Design review on minimal environmental impact
  • Emission measurements
  • LDAR programs (Leak Detection And Repair)
  • Smell modelling and measurement
  • Smell reduction programs
  • E-nose programs

Implementing and maintaining the best possible storage tank safety and integrity standards as well as minimising the environmental impact of atmospheric storage tanks will be our prime objective working with the storage tank industry.