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Though typically atmospheric storage tanks have been designed and built under API 650 as design and construction standard, and are maintained under API 653 many other standards are relevant for review with respect to storage tank design. Apart from that it will also be relevant to review revision history on design codes for existing tanks, as recent code revisions might have introduced very different review criteria.

The complex field of tank design codes includes a review and implementation by TECS® of the best possible design review under the following codes:

  • API 650, EN 14015, BS 2654, DIN 4119 (tank design)
  • API 653, EEMUA 159 (tank maintenance)
  • API Chapter 19, IPPC BREF Storage tanks 2006, EPA and EEMUA 224 (emissions)
  • EPA, NTA 8399 (emission measurement)
  • PGS 29, VLAREM I, II and III, TÜV TA-Luft (safety and emissions)
  • API 2000 and EN 28025 (venting)
  • NFPA 11 and  EN 13575 (firefighting)
  • ASCE 7 and EN 1991 (local loads)
  • National codes and requirements

Now this is certainly not a exhaustive listing of all relevant environmental, safety and design standards, and there are definitely more standards requiring a diligent review when designing, constructing,  TECS® can support you with the following activities:

  • Review of relevant design codes
  • Develop project specifications
  • Issue standard drawings
  • Compile approved vendor lists
  • International procurement structuring
  • Storage tank design
  • FEA (Finite Element Analysis)
  • Tank foundation review
  • Secondary containment design
  • Leak Detection system design
  • Global stability check (overturning)
  • Fit for purpose reviews
  • Coating specifications
  • Heat loss reviews
  • Insulation recommendations

Working together with you we will do whatever it takes to ensure your atmospheric storage tanks will meet the highest standards with respect to integrity, reliability and operational performance.