By Sunil Pullarcot
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The easy way out in this regard is to overspecify requirements. While doing so, it shall be kept in mind that any overspecification that is not an essential requirement for proposed storage shall add to the cost of the tank, as nothing is available for free in this competitive world. This calls for judicious or rational framing of specifications based on specific and sound reasons. 4 Design Calculations As of now, design calculations are produced by software (based on the data sheet, TPS, and scope drawing) and usually contain all salient details required to develop detailed fabrication drawings for all pressure retaining components and the load bearing structural members.
Floating roof tanks are normally equipped with rolling ladders. The tank shell is earthed, and the roof and all fittings, such as rolling ladders, are adequately bonded to the shell as a protection against lightning. All internals such as gauge floats, cables, mixers, and so on also shall be suitably earthed to prevent accumulation of electric charge. 2 Fixed Roof Tanks Fixed roof tanks are generally used in refineries where the product stored does not readily vaporize at ambient or stored temperature conditions.
2 Storage Classes II(1) and III(1) Petroleum products stored at installations and depots may be regarded as Class II(1) in temperate climates since they will be below their flash points at ambient temperatures. The spacing of tanks need be governed by constructional and operational convenience only. 8. At refineries, products or product component stocks may at times be held at temperatures higher than their flash points. 8. indb 28 4/20/15 5:46 PM Location and Spacing for Above Ground Tanks for Product Storage, Classes I, II(2), and III(2) Floating roof Fixed roof, above ground, including those with internal floating roofs, horizontal cylindrical tanks Tank Type 1 Factor Between tanks within a group of small tanks Recommended Minimum Distances Determined solely by construction and maintenance operational convenience 15 m (45 ft) 2 Between groups of small tanks 3 Between a group of small tanks and any tank outside the group Not less than 10 m (30 ft); need not exceed 15 m (45 ft) 4 Between tanks not being part of a group of small tanks 5 Between a tank and any filling point, filling shed, or building not containing a fixed source of ignition Between a tank and outer boundary or installation, any designated nonhazardous are, or any fixed source of ignition at ground level Half the diameter of the larger tank or diameter of the smaller tank, whichever is less, but in no case less than 10 m (30 ft); need not exceed 15 m (45 ft) 15 m (45 ft) but in agreement with licensing authority, and where tanks are small, this may be reduced to not less than 6 m (18 ft) 15 m (45 ft) 6 1 2 Within a group of small tanks Between two floating roof tanksc,d As above for fixed roof tanksa,b 10 m (30 ft) for tanks up to and including 45 m (135 ft) 15 m (45 ft) for tanks above 45 m (135 ft).
Above ground storage tanks : practical guide to construction, inspection, and testing by Sunil Pullarcot