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Each week, the news is filled with articles of owner-operators converting traditional petroleum processing facilities over to biofuel, biodiesel, or other renewable energy processing facilities. Much of this change is being driven by fuel credits or tax incentives that many governments are offering to support the global energy transition. This month, we examine two areas of reuse projects that build on E2G’s recent consulting project experience from facility equipment (fixed and rotating), piping, structures and foundations, to other infrastructure.

Converting Units to Process Renewable Feeds: Materials & Corrosion Concerns

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.

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

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

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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