Above Ground Storage Tanks: Operation, Inspection & Maintenance

Calgary, Alberta /
Nov 4 - 6, 2019 /
Course Code: 10-1131-2370

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After participating in this course, you will be able to:

  • Select the most suitable storage tank for your application
  • Use the proper method of sizing of storage tank of different designs
  • Solve practical problems encountered in everyday operation of the system
  • Choose the right approach to troubleshooting problems by analyzing their root cause
  • Apply the latest methodology to reduce corrosion and fouling of storage tank surfaces
  • Improve the profitability of your operation by increasing reliability and efficiency of unit

Above ground storage tanks are widely used as valuable equipment for storing various petrochemical products, like crude oils and others. These fluids are by nature flammable, and their handling pose a significant safety hazard. Storage tanks may also contain compressed flammable gases for short, medium or long-term storage.

This course will cover the most important practical issues related to the selection and sizing of various types of above ground storage tanks for various industrial applications. The course will cover their operation, inspection, maintenance and repair, based on API standards and codes (API-650, API 620, API 2610, API 653). The emphasis in course will be on technical principles and their explanations and clarifications. The course will present the best practices for efficient operation, inspection, maintenance and repair of storage tanks. Several workshops will be included with case studies and real examples from engineering practice. They will enable the analysis of the root cause of the problems and their effective troubleshooting.

Course Outline

  • Storage tank design components and construction methods
  • Materials used for construction and fabrication
  • Storage tank performance
  • Tank safety issues based on standards and codes
  • Inspection methods and procedures
  • Failure mechanisms including corrosion
  • Protection methods including linings and cathodic protection
  • Best practices for maintenance and repair

Who Should Attend
Mechanical and Chemical Engineers Plant Process Engineers Operation and Maintenance Personnel Technical Service Engineers Inspection Personnel

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Daily Schedule
8:00 Registration & Coffee (Day 1 only)
8:30 Seminar begins
12:00 Lunch (provided)
4:30 Adjournment


Tank Construction & Structure

  • Liquid Petroleum & Natural Gas Technical Characteristics
  • Tank Design & Safety Engineering Considerations
  • Tank Farm Characteristics & Requirements
  • API Codes & Standards
  • Water Drainage System
  • Spill Prevention & Fire Protection Measures
  • Workshop: Examples & Solutions


Tank Operation & Control

  • Operation & Control of Tank Farms
  • Loading & Unloading Process
  • Bill of Lading
  • Flow Measurements & Custody Transfer
  • Pipeline Transfer & Losses
  • Pumps & Pumping Stations
  • Workshop: Examples & Solutions


Tank Inspection, Maintenance & Repair

  • Tank Inspection Techniques & Management
  • Leak Detection Response & Reporting
  • Bunkering
  • Tank Calibration & Recalibration
  • Tank Gauging & Metering
  • Best Practices for Tank Maintenance
  • Summary & Conclusions


Mike Ivanovic, Dr.

Mike is President of UBAMIP Consulting, and also former Adjunct Associate Professor at U of Toronto. After working in the consulting group of ANSYS Canada Ltd., he now runs the private consulting company UBAMIP Consulting, dealing with analysis and problem solving in operation of vital stationary and rotating equipment in the process and petrochemical industry. Make has also been active in providing training technical courses of various levels of complexity for professionals in industry in Canada, USA and overseas.

His area of expertize among others, includes design, operation and maintenance of various types of heat exchangers such as coolers, reboilers, condensers, evaporators. The focus in the consulting projects has been on the process optimization and analysis of operational issues related to improving the overall thermal performance of equipment. This is also combined with risk assessment and selection of equipment failure prevention technologies based on fitness for service studies.


To be announced

Although the venue is not officially confirmed, EPIC courses are generally held at the following location(s):

Hilton Garden Inn Calgary Airport
2335 Pegasus Rd NE
Calgary AB  T2E 8C3

Radisson Hotel & Conference Centre Calgary Airport
6620 36th ST NE
Calgary AB  T3J 4C8

Please confirm with EPIC that the venue has been officially confirmed before making any reservations or travel arrangements.


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Fee & Credits
Early Registration Fee:

$1995 + taxes

Fee after September 27, 2019:

$2295 + taxes

  • 2.1 Continuing Education Units (CEUs)
  • 21 Professional Development Hours (PDHs)
  • ECAA Annual Professional Development Points

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Above Ground Storage Tanks: Operation, Inspection & Maintenance   Richmond | Nov 27 - 29, 2019 _________________________________
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