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3 Considerations to Decide between Floating Roof Type and Fixed Roof Type The following shows a decision tree to select between floating roof tanks and fixed roof tanks and also the criteria for selecting the type as a rule of thumb based on life-cycle costing. indb 33 4/20/15 5:46 PM 34 Above Ground Storage Tanks Storage of Liquid Hydrocarbon Factors Requiring Careful Consideration Is Material Toxic? Is Material Volatile? What Are the Pressure & Temperature of Storage? 0 mm minimum 60 NPC, OT, and OT(F) 54 Not available Pontoon type.
Upon satisfactory completion of work, followed by satisfactory inspection and testing, the foundation shall be released to the mechanical wing to proceed with erection of the tank. As there is a clear demarcation of work between the two disciplines, there shall be a proper handing-over document after successful completion of the foundation. 1 Preliminary Works on Award of Contract Design, fabrication, erection, inspection, and testing of storage tanks are highly specialized works that require a lot of experience and expertise.
1: Tanks storing crude petroleum that have individual capacities not exceeding 480 m3 (126,000 gal or 3,000 bbl) and that are located at production facilities in isolated locations do not need to be separated by more than 1 m (3 ft). Exception No. 2: Tanks used only for storing Class III B liquids need not be separated by more than 1 m (3 ft) provided they are not within the same diked area as, or within the drainage path of, a tank storing a Class I or Class II liquid. 3 m. 1. 5 Spacing of a Tank for Petroleum Stocks as per the Institute of Petroleum Guidelines As mentioned earlier, the layout and general design of a petroleum storage installation is based on considerations of safety, operational ease, and environmental conservation.