Archive for the ‘Tank Gauging’ Category

Bulk Liquids Storage Pressure Control and Overfill Prevention

Posted in Event, Regulator, Tank Gauging on Wednesday, September 6th, 2017. No comments yet
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You only have to watch accident investigation videos such as the U.S. Chemical Safety Board’s Filling Blind video to understand the importance of pressure control and overfill prevention strategies for storage tanks in oil & gas liquids production, refining and distribution of petroleum products. This is precisely the subject of the next webinar in the […]

Continuous Floating Roof Tank Condition Monitoring

Posted in Level, Tank Gauging on Tuesday, June 6th, 2017. One comment so far
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Floating roofs are used on storage tanks to minimize vapor space between the top of the tank and the level of the liquid, typically a petroleum-based product, inside the tank. Per the External floating roof tank Wikipedia entry: The roof rises and falls with the liquid level in the tank. As opposed to a fixed […]

Engineer’s Guide to Tank Gauging

Posted in Education, Tank Gauging on Wednesday, May 24th, 2017. No comments yet
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Tank gauging is the process of measuring liquids in storage tanks to determine the volume and mass of the liquid. Typically, these measurements include level, temperature and pressure. A new user guide, The Engineer’s Guide To Tank Gauging is available to request for download. This 104-page guide explores tank gauging technologies, engineering standards and approvals, […]

Improving Well Pad Lease Tank Oil Custody Transfer

Posted in Oil & Gas, Tank Gauging on Tuesday, April 11th, 2017. One comment so far
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Onshore oil & gas well pads have long used small lease tanks to hold the crude oil before transferring to be hauled away, typically by crude hauling trucks. Traditionally, this custody transfer process has involved operators climbing up the lease tanks, opening the thief hatch and using a measurement stick to manually gauge the level […]

Remote and Continuous Tank Floating Roof Monitoring

Posted in Level, Tank Gauging on Tuesday, March 21st, 2017. One comment so far
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As oil & gas supplies continue to exceed demand and the need to store crude oil, natural gas liquids and other petroleum-based products increases, storage tanks remain critical elements in the global supply chain. In a Tank Storage magazine article, Stay Afloat Using Radar Technology, Emerson’s Ulf Johannesson describes how radar technology is used to […]