Converting Units to Process Renewable Feeds: Materials & Corrosion Concerns

9 / 28 / 2021

Author: Nathaniel G. Sutton, Staff Engineer

At present, government-driven credits are available for fuels that satisfy various low-carbon or renewable fuel standards. In the United States, the most common standards discussed include California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard and the US Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) Renewable Fuel Standard.

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No Documentation, No Problem. OSHA Compliance is Still Feasible.

8 / 27 / 2021

Author: Brian R. Macejko, Group Head Consulting Engineer II

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requires owner-operators to maintain essential documentation authenticating adequate design and maintenance of pressure vessels and storage tanks. Unfortunately, it is not uncommon to find equipment operating in industry with minimal or no documentation.

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Fitness-for-Service for Aboveground Storage Tanks

7 / 27 / 2021

Author: Katelyn J. Gustoff, Consulting Engineer I

A discussion of the opportunities and benefits of the API 579-1/ASME FFS-1 technology. The identification of damage is often an inevitable part of the life cycle of industry fixed equipment.

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Prevention of Overfill for Atmospheric Storage Tanks

7 / 27 / 2021

Author: Phillip J. Smith, Ph.D., Instrumentation Staff Engineer II

The 5th edition of ANSI/API Overfill Prevention for Storage Tanks in Petroleum Facilities was published in September 2020. The revision was informed by regulatory concerns over several incidents of gross overfilling leading to serious consequences affecting employees and nearby communities.

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Tank RBI, Not Just an Inspection Deferral Tool

7 / 27 / 2021

Author: Joel L. Andreani, P.E., Senior Vice President of Consulting Engineering, Principal Engineer II

In recent editions of API STD 653, Tank Inspection, Repair, Alteration and Reconstruction, the use of risk-based inspection (RBI) has been permitted as a means of determining the next inspection date for initial and subsequent internal inspection of storage tanks.

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