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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

6 Considerations for an Effective Pre-Plan

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

Fear the Heat

Oxygen and fuel are readily available in hydrocarbon storage tanks. Only one more element is needed to complete the triangle of combustion.

January 1, 2016

Storage Tank

Welded steel for maximum performance

July 1, 2015

Storage Tank

History of Rooftop Fire Protection Tanks

April 1, 2015

Storage Tank

Fall protection liability of tank owners

January 1, 2015

Storage Tanks

Freezing Temperatures - Water Tank Damage

April 1, 2014

Storage Tanks

Correct problems to prevent API tank failures

January 1, 2014