November 2005

Special Report: Plant Safety and Environment

Consider remote-control methods for floating roof tanks

Continuous online methods fine-tune safety and control operations for these storage tanks

Savini, A., Spadaccini, A., API Raffineria di Ancona S.p.A.

New online methods offer improved safety control in the operation of a floating roof tank. Continuous monitoring of the liquid level and the roof position yields numerous benefits. INDUSTRY OPERATIONS A-category tanks and some B-category tanks use tank roofing that floats over the liquid. During normal operations, these floating roofs closely follow the movements of the liquid surface. However, perfect contact between the roof and liquid surface can be lost due to unusual events such as: Meteoric water collecting on the roof can concentrate in one area, rather than spreading over the entire roof. Consequently, the floating roof becomes unbalanced due to momentum

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