Life Cycle Optimisation for Above Ground Atmospheric Storage Tanks


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Leaks, spills or fire of stored hydrocarbon products can have significant consequences, both financial and environmental. Not only are there clean-up costs involved, there can also be fines from the local regulator, and in some cases, a loss of operating licenses. It is vital that adequate operating and maintenance strategies for atmospheric storage tanks be in place, to mitigate the likelihood of such incidences occurring.

The maintenance strategy for your aboveground atmospheric storage tanks is crucial to optimising the tank’s life and reducing its operational costs.

To have an effective maintenance strategy, you need to understand how the tanks were designed, as well as how to ensure worker safety and how to clean and prepare your tanks for inspection. You also need to have a detailed understanding of current technologies available for safe tank entry, how to recover valuable hydrocarbon from hazardous waste, minimise offsite disposal and maintain tank integrity while complying with environmental rules. This highly practical and interactive three-day training course will give you the knowledge and expertise to ensure your maintenance and operating strategies are effective.


Trainers’ Profile

Our trainer is a leading International expert on Storage Tank and oily sludge related engineering and operational disciplines worldwide, with over 30 years experience in the Oil & Petrochemical sectors.

He is a Chemical Engineer by qualification and has experience in the oil & petrochemical industry gained from his career with Imperial Chemical Industries, I.C.I, through Cargo Fleet Chemical Company to Leigh Progressive Technical Services Ltd, where he was managing director of this leading UK oil industry service company.

He is currently senior partner of a British consultancy providing training, trouble shooting and project management across a broad spectrum of storage tank and oily sludge related engineering and operational disciplines worldwide. He was instrumental in the development of the innovative Solv8 crude oil sludge control system and has used his training and experience to develop a range of non-man-entry tank desludging, sludge processing and on-line sludge management systems.

Benefits Of Attending

  • Develop and implement a Cost Effective Tank Maintenance strategy
  • Understand the technical specifications of API 650 storage tank design
  • Ensure compliance with Tank Farm firefighting requirements
  • Review sludge disposal options
  • Optimise oil recovery from sludge
  • Find out how to prevent internal corrosion of tanks
  • Discover how to implement non destructive testing techniques
  • Implement API 653 storage tank maintenance
  • Understand how to maximize non-invasive condition monitoring
  • Ensure worker safety in hazardous spaces


Who Should Attend

  • Maintenance Operatives and Managers
  • Health, Safety and Environmental Professionals
  • Oil Movement Personnel
  • Operational Managers
  • Planning Managers
  • NDT Inspectors
  • Mechanical Engineers
  • Plant Managers
  • Tank Farm Managers
  • Inspection Engineers

Key Issues and Challenges To Be Addressed

The course will outline the key challenges you face and provide best practice knowledge of techniques and strategies to overcome them. In particular, you will gain an understanding of:

  • The latest developments in tank design and construction
  • Cost-effective maintenance strategies
  • Techniques which can extend the in-service period between inspections of your tanks
  • Better health and safety of personnel engaged in your tank refurbishment and cleaning projects

The course is packed with essential information including the most recent best-practice maintenance trends, a comparison of commercially available desludging technologies as well as the latest worker safety rules.



In-House Training

If you have a group of people with similar interest in this course, and want a cost-effective approach, CapSource can help bring this training directly to your workplace. This course can be customized to fit the requirements and needs of your organization. For more information, kindly contact us at :
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