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, 2012 in Niagara Falls.

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Flammable & Combustible Storage – Understanding Storage Tank Management Requirements

  1. 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. 2. Joint Oil & Gas Conference■ Thanks to: ■ Gary Roberts, Tighe & Bond ■ Wayne Geyer, Steel Tank Institute
  3. 3. Agenda - Storage Tank Flow Chart
  4. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 12. SP001 – AST Categories
  13. 13. SP001 – Inspection Schedule
  14. 14. STI Inspection Results
  15. 15. ASTs
  16. 16. Normal Venting
  17. 17. Emergency Venting
  18. 18. Spill Containers
  19. 19. Overfill Prevention
  20. 20. Overfill Prevention (AWARD WINNING)
  21. 21. Interstice
  22. 22. Secondary Containment
  23. 23. Compliance Issues Why? Why?
  24. 24. Ultra-Sonic Thickness Testing
  25. 25. Ideal Installation – Generator Tank
  26. 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. 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. 28. QUESTIONS?
  29. 29. Thank You!■ David P. Horowitz, P.E., CSP DPHorowitz@tighebond.com @dphorowitz

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