Above Ground Storage Tanks: Operation, Inspection & Maintenance
Sep 29 - Oct 1, 2020 /
Course Code: 0915-ONL20
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.
- 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
This course is held online over 3 days on the following schedule (All times in Eastern Time Zone):
8:30 am to 4:30 pm Eastern (Will include the usual breaks) *********************************************************************************
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
- Tank Calibration & Recalibration
- Tank Gauging & Metering
- Best Practices for Tank Maintenance
- Summary & Conclusions
InstructorMike Ivanovic, Ph.D.
Dr. Mike Ivanovic is President of UBAMIP Consulting, and also a 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 in Waterloo.
Mike has been very active in providing training courses of various levels of complexity for professionals in industry in Canada, USA and overseas.
His area of professional expertise has been the analysis and problem solving in operation of pressure systems, specifically of stationary components such as pressure vessels, storage tanks and piping systems, together with rotating machinery, such as pumps, compressors and turbines, in the process and petrochemical industry.
Technical consulting projects also included design, operation and maintenance of various thermal engineering components, such as heat exchangers and industrial heaters.
The focus in most of the projects has been on the equipment optimization, combined with the risk assessment and failure prevention technologies based on fitness for service studies and remaining life analysis.
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Fee & Credits
$1995 + taxes
- 2.1 Continuing Education Units (CEUs)
- 21 Professional Development Hours (PDHs)
- ECAA Annual Professional Development Points
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