EEMUA, the Engineering Equipment and Materials Users Association, has published Edition 5 of its highly respected guidance EEMUA Publication 159, ‘Above ground flat bottomed storage tanks – a guide to inspection, maintenance and repair’.
This new edition builds on previous work with additional material to reflect the advances in technology, understanding, and operational information.
There are completely new chapters on mothballing, turn-around procedures, aluminium domes and operation at elevated temperatures.
Chapters that have been significantly updated include those on corrosion of tanks, general inspection techniques and interpretation of inspection data, floating roofs, hydrotesting and probabilistic preventive maintenance.
EEMUA 159 offers guidance on tanks built to BS, EN or API standards for the storage of petroleum and chemical feed-stocks and products and refrigerated gases. These standards include BS 2654, API 620 and API 650, DIN 4119-1 and -2, CODRES, G0801 and EN 14015.