Tank Farm Operations And Performance

Category: Aci Code Requirements And Specifications For Concrete Design, Construction And Repair Training

Course Description

Objectives

Attendance of this five days course will ensure the delegates of being able to:

  • Have in-depth knowledge of operations & management of oil and oil product terminals
  • Apply proper planning and scheduling techniques in storage & transfer systems
  • Command the various planning and transfer requirements for terminals
  • Develop good terminal management skills
  • Apply safe practices and procedures during the various operations in terminals including oil spill contingency and emergency response plans
  • Learn techniques on blending recipes for on specification products
  • Perform calculations for emissions discharges and dispersion

Course Outline

Introduction and Overview

Evaluation of delegates’ present skills and knowledge

  • Stored product properties
  • Liquefied petroleum Gases
  • Gasoline
  • Jet Fuel
  • Diesel
  • Light Fuel oil
  • Heavy Fuel Oil
  • Bitumen
  • Crude oil
  • Light petroleum products
  • Heavy petroleum products
  • Chemicals

Safety and Risk

  • Fire fighting & protection
  • Ignition sources – Electrostatic charge
  • Fire detection and fire fighting systems
  • Risk assessments and management
  • Oil Spills
  • Secondary Containment, Bund walls
  • The Ship/Shore Safety Checklist
  • Tank farms differences and purpose

    • Crude Storage
    • Refined product storage
    • Gas storage
    • Chemical Storage

    Tank design & engineering considerations

    • Introduction to API codes & standards
    • Roof Types
    • Fixed Dome & Cone
    • Floating Roof
    • Pressurized tanks
    • Suction levels fixed and floating
    • Unpumpables
    • Tank Emissions
    • Breathing Losses
    • Manipulation Losses
    • Measurement and estimation of losses
    • Emission reduction technologies
    • Vapor recovery units
    • Absorption and Scrubbing
    • Water drainage systems network and procedures
    • Process water treatment

    Tank Terminal Operations

    • Transfer Systems
    • Centrifugal pumps types and operation
    • Piping systems
    • Maximum Flow and pressure
    • Ship-shore Transfers
    • Loading and unloading Processes
    • Ship Loading and discharge process
    • Pipeline transfers
    • Truck loading
    • The of Bill of Lading
    • Sampling and quality control – ISO 17025
    • Stock loss
    • Spill and overfill control
    • Level alarms/ independent level alarms
    • Tank gauging and metering
    • Instrumentation

    Terminal Management

    • Planning and scheduling
    • Terminal inventory
    • Unpumpables & pipeline content ownership
    • Inventory Control
    • Custody transfer and administration
    • Transfer Procedures
    • Inter Tank transfers
    • Changing service tanks
    • Pipeline transfer loss
    • Pipeline thermal relief
    • Storage & transfer
    • Tank calibration/ recalibration
    • Berthing support
    • Cargo transfer support
    • Emergency response
    • Vessel departure support

    International regulations & requirements for oil & gas marine terminals

    • Physical, chemical & hazardous properties of contained fluids
    • ISGOTT – Required notifications in the event of a release
    • Record keeping and reporting
    • Release detection, response, reporting and investigation

    Tank Maintenance & Inspection

    • API 653 Tank Inspection
    • Tank failure causes and prevention
    • Settling
    • Corrosion inspection
    • Tank cleaning
    • Bunkering
    • Product Commingling
    • Product Blending
    • Product failures
    • Blending exercise