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Flammable & Combustible Storage – Understanding Storage Tank Management Requirements
Flammable & Combustible Storage – Understanding Storage Tank Management Requirements
Flammable & Combustible Storage – Understanding Storage Tank Management Requirements
Flammable & Combustible Storage – Understanding Storage Tank Management Requirements
Flammable & Combustible Storage – Understanding Storage Tank Management Requirements
Flammable & Combustible Storage – Understanding Storage Tank Management Requirements
Flammable & Combustible Storage – Understanding Storage Tank Management Requirements
Flammable & Combustible Storage – Understanding Storage Tank Management Requirements
Flammable & Combustible Storage – Understanding Storage Tank Management Requirements
Flammable & Combustible Storage – Understanding Storage Tank Management Requirements
Flammable & Combustible Storage – Understanding Storage Tank Management Requirements
Flammable & Combustible Storage – Understanding Storage Tank Management Requirements
Flammable & Combustible Storage – Understanding Storage Tank Management Requirements
Flammable & Combustible Storage – Understanding Storage Tank Management Requirements
Flammable & Combustible Storage – Understanding Storage Tank Management Requirements
Flammable & Combustible Storage – Understanding Storage Tank Management Requirements
Flammable & Combustible Storage – Understanding Storage Tank Management Requirements
Flammable & Combustible Storage – Understanding Storage Tank Management Requirements
Flammable & Combustible Storage – Understanding Storage Tank Management Requirements
Flammable & Combustible Storage – Understanding Storage Tank Management Requirements
Flammable & Combustible Storage – Understanding Storage Tank Management Requirements
Flammable & Combustible Storage – Understanding Storage Tank Management Requirements
Flammable & Combustible Storage – Understanding Storage Tank Management Requirements
Flammable & Combustible Storage – Understanding Storage Tank Management Requirements
Flammable & Combustible Storage – Understanding Storage Tank Management Requirements
Flammable & Combustible Storage – Understanding Storage Tank Management Requirements
Flammable & Combustible Storage – Understanding Storage Tank Management Requirements
Flammable & Combustible Storage – Understanding Storage Tank Management Requirements
Flammable & Combustible Storage – Understanding Storage Tank Management Requirements
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Flammable & Combustible Storage – Understanding Storage Tank Management Requirements

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This presentation was prepared for the Joint Conference of NY's Independent Oil & Gas Association (IOGA) and the Ontario Petroleum Institute (OPI). The conference was held on October 23 - October 25, …

This presentation was prepared for the Joint Conference of NY's Independent Oil & Gas Association (IOGA) and the Ontario Petroleum Institute (OPI). The conference was held on October 23 - October 25, 2012 in Niagara Falls.

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  • 1. Joint Oil & Gas ConferenceFlammable & Combustible Storage –Understanding Storage TankManagement RequirementsOctober 25, 2012David P. Horowitz, P.E., CSPTighe & Bond413.572.3211 (office)413.250.2487 (cell)@dphorowitzdphorowitz@tighebond.com
  • 2. Joint Oil & Gas Conference■ Thanks to: ■ Gary Roberts, Tighe & Bond ■ Wayne Geyer, Steel Tank Institute
  • 3. Agenda - Storage Tank Flow Chart
  • 4. Aboveground Storage Tanks - Oil■ SPCC (U.S. Federal - Only for oil) – 40 CFR 112■ AST Requirements – NFPA 30 & 31 (National Code – most states) – National Fire Code of Canada■ Oil-filled electrical equipment■ Most states require registration (local)■ Many states require tightness testing
  • 5. Applicable Code - NFPA■ “… reduce the worldwide burden of fire and other hazards on the quality of life by providing and advocating consensus codes and standards, research, training and education”■ National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) – NFPA 30: Flammable and Combustible Liquids Code – NFPA 30A: Motor Fuel Dispensing Facilities and Repair Garages – NFPA 31: Installation of Oil-Burning Equipment
  • 6. Applicable Canadian Code■ National Fire Code of Canada■ Environmental Code of Practice for Aboveground Storage Tank Systems Containing Petroleum Products – Registration – Design – Installation of new systems – Upgrades to existing storage tank systems – Operations & maintenance■ Canadian Standards Association – B139-09 (Installation code for oil-burning equipment)■ Ontario Regulation 213/07 – Fire Protection and Prevention Act, 1997
  • 7. Applicable Code - UL■ … an independent, not-for-profit product- safety testing and certification organization.■ Underwriters Laboratory Inc. (UL) – UL 80: Standard for Steel Tanks for Oil- Burner Fuel – UL 142: Standard for Steel Aboveground Tanks for Flammable and Combustible Liquids – UL 2085: Standard for Protected Aboveground Tanks for Flammable and Combustible Liquids – UL 1316: Standard for Glass-Fiber- Reinforced Plastic Underground Storage Tanks for Petroleum Products
  • 8. Applicable Code - ULC■ … an independent, not-for-profit product- safety testing and certification organization.■ Underwriters Laboratory Inc. (ULC) – ORD-C80.1-2000: Aboveground Nonmetallic Tanks for Fuel Oil – ORD-C142.21-1995: Aboveground Used-Oil Systems – CAN-ULC-S601-2007: Standard for Shop Fabricated Steel Aboveground Tanks for Flammable and Combustible Liquids – CAN-ULC-S602-2007: Standard for Aboveground Steel Tanks for Fuel Oil and Lubricating Oil
  • 9. SPCC Regulations 101 Picture courtesy of■ Oil Storage Statewide Aquastore, Inc.■ 1,320 Gallons (above ground)■ SPCC Plan■ 2002 Regulatory Changes■ Subsequent Regulatory Changes
  • 10. Integrity Testing – Industry Standards■ API 653 – Tank Inspection, Repair, Alteration and Reconstruction■ API 575 – Inspection of Atmospheric and Low- Pressure Tanks■ API 570 – Piping Inspection Code■ ASME B31.3 – Process Piping■ ASME 31.4 – Liquid Transportation Systems for Hydrocarbons, Liquid Petroleum Gas, Anhydrous Ammonia and Alcohols■ STI SP001 – Standard for the Inspection of Aboveground Storage Tanks■ UL 142 – Steel Aboveground Tanks for Flammable and Combustible Liquids
  • 11. Applicable federal, state ……■ 40 CFR 112 – SPCC■ 40 CFR 261 – Hazardous Waste■ 40 CFR 279 – Used Oil■ 40 CFR 280 - USTs■ 40 CFR 372 - EPCRA■ NFPA 30/30A – Flammable & Combustible Liquids■ NFPA 31 – Oil-Burning Equipment■ UL 80■ UL 142■ UL 2085■ UL 1316 – Tank Construction State SP001■ ISSUED SEPTEMBER 2011 Local 5th EDITION■
  • 12. SP001 – AST Categories
  • 13. SP001 – Inspection Schedule
  • 14. STI Inspection Results
  • 15. ASTs
  • 16. Normal Venting
  • 17. Emergency Venting
  • 18. Spill Containers
  • 19. Overfill Prevention
  • 20. Overfill Prevention (AWARD WINNING)
  • 21. Interstice
  • 22. Secondary Containment
  • 23. Compliance Issues Why? Why?
  • 24. Ultra-Sonic Thickness Testing
  • 25. Ideal Installation – Generator Tank
  • 26. Observation Results■ 200+ Tanks observed for tank integrity FINDINGS■ Two* with >75% wall thickness losses – Compared to existing standards■ Some with evident corrosion – Interior of double wall – External
  • 27. Observation Results■ Most with regulatory, code compliance, operational issues FINDINGS – Vent heights & vent configuration/operation – No overfill protection/Level detection devices – Not UL 142 standard construction – No spill prevention devices – Improper protection from vehicular impact■ Consistent with Florida Leak Autopsy Study (FLAS) – Mott-Smith Consulting Group
  • 28. QUESTIONS?
  • 29. Thank You!■ David P. Horowitz, P.E., CSP DPHorowitz@tighebond.com @dphorowitz

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