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Storage Tanks & Tank Farms - Design, Operation and Maintenance Course


Our Tanks & Tank Farms - Design, Operation and Maintenance Course constitutes a five-day Training to bring all theoretical knowledge and experience into Industrial practical application. The scope of the course is to cover all aspects of the lifecycle of storage tanks and tank farms, from design, construction, operation, and maintenance. The course is available at a reasonable price with custom-designed features according to your unique needs and delivered by extremely experienced Trainers.

Why Join Our Course

Storage tanks play an important role in the hydrocarbon processing industry whether they are part of a refinery, a chemical plant or a marketing depot. They constitute a huge investment and failure to maintain them could result in major losses due to loss of income and penalties due to environmental regulations.

Recent storage tank failures resulted in hydrocarbon spills, fires with severe environmental impact. Consequently, there has been a major increase in governmental regulations and industry attention to tanks and tank farms.

Understanding the design and features of tanks helps in developing operating and inspection/maintenance requirements. The course focuses on industry design standards namely API650, EN14015, NFPA 30 as well as IE Model code of safe practice part 19. Once the basics of storage tank design have been established, the course turns to maintenance requirements in accordance with API 653 and EEMUA 159.

The course includes photographs that explain step-to-step tank foundation construction as well as tank fabrication. Participants have the opportunity to solve, sample problems, and exercises to practice the application of the topics discussed.

Syllabus and What You Will Learn

  •  Introduction

  •  Initial Assessment Exam

  •  Storage tank types

  • Operational fittings for vertical storage tanks

  • Engineering Considerations

  • Materials of Construction

  • Mechanical Design

  • Welding

  • Non-Destructive Testing

  • Tank Erection

  • Inspection and Testing

  • Tank Foundations

  • Aluminium dome roofs

  • Operation of storage tanks

  • Venting atmospheric and low pressure tanks

  • Tank emissions

  • Fire protection of tanks

  • Planning bulk depots

  • Corrosion

  • Tank inspection, repair alteration and reconstruction

  • Tank preparation for inspection

  • Tank repairs

  • Foundation repairs

  • Floating roof designs

  • Floating roof seals

  • Final Assessment Exam

  • Course Evaluation

After completing the course, you will be able to manage all the above challenges and skills in the design, operation, and maintenance of tanks and tank farms. This course will help you to bring your theoretical knowledge into real-world application.


Who Needs to Join

The course is ideal for personnel involved in the operation and maintenance of Storage Tanks and Tank farms. This includes:

  • Maintenance Personnel 

  • Engineers

  • Apprentice Engineers

  • Supervisors

  • Technicians and

  • Operators

  • Health Safety and Environment officers


Participants are asked to bring their laptops or scientific calculators to the course. Tanks & Tank Farms - Design, Operation, and Maintenance is a crash course specially designed for those who know scientific theory and lack how to do practices. We assume whoever is taking this course possesses sufficient theoretical knowledge and is highly enthusiastic to learn the required skills in a short duration of time.

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