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Lightning Touches Off Crude Oil Storage Tank in Mississippi
Thunderstorm Ignites Storage Tank Seal Fire in Malaysia
Full Capacity Crude Storage Means Maximum Fire Risk
Kansas Refinery's First-Tier Fire Training Field

Kansas Refinery's First-Tier Fire Training Field

The 10-acre training field comes complete with a combination multiple-story burn building and high angle rope rescue prop, a four-level simulated process unit, and a 24-foot diameter bulk storage tank.

February 18, 2020

Biofuel Tank Fire Kills 1, Injures 2 in Argentina
Fire Threatens Coal Tar Tank in Pennsylvania
6 Considerations for an Effective Pre-Plan
Chemical Plant Explosion in Spain Leaves 3 Dead
10-Hour Refinery Fire in Northeast Russia Injures 1
ITC Unable to 'Isolate or Stop' Naphtha Release That Triggered Texas Terminal Fire

Fire Protection for Floating Roof Tanks

There are hundreds of thousands of API storage tanks in use across the United States. Relatively few of them catch fire or have anything catastrophic happen to them. But it’s always best to be prepared.

October 1, 2019

How Floating Roof Storage Tanks Work

An internal floating roof's purpose is to create a seal between the tank and the atmosphere. Sealing a tank leaves no gap through which to distribute foam. Foam can be pumped in through a manhole.

July 1, 2019

What Causes Storage Tanks to Collapse?

An oil tank could be working just fine. However, if it’s struck by lightning, a catastrophe could be imminent, particularly if the tank has not been grounded.

April 1, 2019

Proper API Storage Tank Maintenance

With tanks, original blueprints and drawings should be kept as reference points. These documents can be used to compare notes and measurements such as steel thickness.

January 1, 2019

Mandatory API Tank Inspections

Regulations for storing chemical or oils are a lot stricter than for water storage — for obvious reasons.  After all, water is not going to catch fire and explode, potentially releasing toxins into the environment.

October 1, 2018