Above ground storage tanks : practical guide to by Sunil Pullarcot

By Sunil Pullarcot

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7 Documents for Statutory and Client Approvals Usually tanks are constructed as a part of a storage facility. In such circumstances, facilities warrant approval of statutory authorities of the province in which a tank farm is proposed. This may call for documents other than those for the tank, namely, the total facilities layout, along with drawings and documents pertaining to the safety of the farm as a total package, including firefighting systems. Since the purview of this book is the mechanical erection of storage tanks, documents pertaining to other works within the tank farm are not touched upon.

3 Basis for Designing The basis for carrying out the design of storage tanks is as follows. Data sheet and scope drawings provided along with technical specifications shall be the basic document as far as dimensions and other technical requirements are concerned. In addition, various conditions spelled out in the TPS by way of description and design criteria also shall be taken in to consideration, while carrying out design based on applicable codes. In most cases, special conditions shall be spelled out in the TPS, which would usually be above code requirements, as these are often user-specific requirements pertaining to the nature of the industry and fluid to be stored.

Steps shall be provided where access routes cross pipework. Where tanks are provided with heating coils, enough space shall be provided for withdrawal of heating coils for maintenance. Storage and tank areas need not be provided with lighting if they are not intended to be visited at night by operating staff. If such facilities warrant visit at night because of emergencies, portable lamps with adequate light can be used. For smaller plants, storage tanks can be located in such a way as to suit the flow of process and hence can be individually located.

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