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DESIGN AND MAINTENANCE OF ABOVEGROUND ATMOSPHERIC STORAGE TANKS

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Duration: 3 days (8 hours each, total 24 hours)
Cost: USD $1650

Course Objective
Upon completion of this course, participants will have gained an understanding of the design and maintenance requirements of aboveground atmospheric storage tanks in accordance with API-650 and API-653 respectively.

Who Should Attend
Individuals who have engineering, inspection, maintenance, and/or management responsibilities related to aboveground atmospheric storage tanks that store hydrocarbon liquids.

Course Description
This course discusses the design and maintenance requirements of aboveground atmospheric storage tanks. The following topics are covered:

Part I – API-650
  • Storage Tank Types and Features
  • Tank Types and Functions
  • Primary Components
  • Appurtenances
  • Design Specifications
  • Material Selection
  • Material Property Considerations
  • Acceptable Material Specifications
  • Mechanical Design Requirements
  • Mechanical Design Parameters
  • Shell Thickness Determinations
  • Wind Girder Requirements
  • Nozzle Design Details
  • Roof Requirements
  • Bottom Requirements
  • Designing Tanks for Small Internal Pressures
  • Optional Design Basis for Small Tanks
  • Elevated Temperature Storage Tanks
  • Austenitic Stainless Steel Storage Tanks
  • Fabrication Details
  • Types of Welded Joints
  • Welding Methodology
  • Weld Detail Requirements
  • Inspection and Testing Requirements
  • Types of Weld Defects
  • Inspection Methods
  • Inspection Requirements
  • Dimensional/Tolerances
  • Testing
  • Vents and Fire Protection Systems
  • Vents for Fixed Roof Tanks
  • Vents for Floating Roof Tanks
  • Fire Protection Systems
  • Supplementary Information
  • API Recommended Practice 651
  • API Recommended Practice 652
Part II – API-653
  • Introduction
  • Scope of API-653
  • Definitions
  • Starting an API-653 Compliance Program
  • Cost of an API-653 Compliance Program
  • Tank Inspection
  • Objectives
  • Prioritization
  • Inspection Frequencies
  • Record Keeping
  • Inspector Qualifications
  • Tank Component Evaluation
  • Shell
  • Bottom
  • Nozzles
  • Roof
  • Foundation
  • Shell and Bottom Settlement
  • Leak Detection Methods
  • Tank Repair and Alteration
  • General Considerations
  • Material Considerations
  • General Requirements for Repair and Alteration
  • Removal, Repair, and Replacement of Shell Plate Material
  • Repair, Addition, Replacement, and Alteration of Shell Penetrations
  • Repair of Tank Bottoms
  • Tank Roof Repair
  • Dismantling and Reconstruction
  • Dismantling Methods
  • Reconstruction
  • Dimensional Tolerances
  • Examination and Testing
  • General
  • Welding Inspection
  • Hydrostatic Testing
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