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Continuous Floating Roof Tank Condition Monitoring

Posted in Level, Tank Gauging on Tuesday, June 6th, 2017. 5 comments so far
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Floating roofs are used on storage tanks to minimize vapor space between the top of the tank and the level of the liquid, typically a petroleum-based product, inside the tank. Per the External floating roof tank Wikipedia entry: The roof rises and falls with the liquid level in the tank. As opposed to a fixed […]

Engineer’s Guide to Tank Gauging

Posted in Education, Tank Gauging on Wednesday, May 24th, 2017. No comments yet
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Tank gauging is the process of measuring liquids in storage tanks to determine the volume and mass of the liquid. Typically, these measurements include level, temperature and pressure. A new user guide, The Engineer’s Guide To Tank Gauging is available to request for download. This 104-page guide explores tank gauging technologies, engineering standards and approvals, […]

Improving Well Pad Lease Tank Oil Custody Transfer

Posted in Oil & Gas, Tank Gauging on Tuesday, April 11th, 2017. One comment so far
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Onshore oil & gas well pads have long used small lease tanks to hold the crude oil before transferring to be hauled away, typically by crude hauling trucks. Traditionally, this custody transfer process has involved operators climbing up the lease tanks, opening the thief hatch and using a measurement stick to manually gauge the level […]

Remote and Continuous Tank Floating Roof Monitoring

Posted in Level, Tank Gauging on Tuesday, March 21st, 2017. One comment so far
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As oil & gas supplies continue to exceed demand and the need to store crude oil, natural gas liquids and other petroleum-based products increases, storage tanks remain critical elements in the global supply chain. In a Tank Storage magazine article, Stay Afloat Using Radar Technology, Emerson’s Ulf Johannesson describes how radar technology is used to […]

Safeguarding Against Tank Overfills

Posted in Tank Gauging on Monday, January 9th, 2017. No comments yet
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When storage tanks overflow they can create safety hazards, environmental issues, facility damage and reputation loss. It is critical to have an effective overfill prevention strategy. In this quick, 2:34 video, Overfill prevention solutions help safeguard operations, Emerson’s Ulf Johannesson and Christoffer Widahl describe how an effective overfill prevention solution helps process manufacturers and producers […]