tank farm management Articles

  • Wireless valve control – a “perfect fit” for tank farm automation - Case Study

    Overview Martin Midstream Partners L.P. (MMLP) is a publicly traded limited partnership with primary business lines focused on terminalling, storage, processing and packaging services for petroleum products and byproducts encompassing natural gas liquids storage, marketing and distribution services and natural gas storage, sulphur and sulphur-based products processing, manufacturing, ...


    By Rotork plc

  • Electro-hydraulic actuators deliver improved safety at India’s tank farms - Case Study

    Following an accidental fire at the IOCL Jaipur Terminal, an extensive review of safety measures recommended by the MB Lal Committee has resulted in the introduction of failsafe actuators for critical tank farm applications. These valves, known as ROSOV (Remote Operated Shut-off Valves), now provide tank overfill protection at the majority of storage facilities owned by the Indian oil industry. ...


    By Rotork plc

  • Building Farm And Food Scrap Digesters

    In the past several weeks, we received invitations to two ribbon cuttings for newly installed farm-based digesters — one at a dairy farm in western Massachusetts and another at a swine operation in North Carolina. We also received a press release from the University of California, Davis, about its new food scraps digester on campus. And then there were a few new projects that we had been ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Rising Water Prices Mean Rainwater Harvesting Tanks are the Future

    Following one of the warmest summers in recent years and a number of water companies planning to raise bills by up to 8 per cent, it’s never been more important to plan for the future.  According to SWARM (South West Agricultural Resource Management) water is no longer a cheap and plentiful resource to farmers and growers, especially for those based in the South West and the ...


    By ENDURAMAXX Storage Tanks

  • Marine food waste management - Case study

    Background The Fred Olsen offshore wind focussed firm, Windcarrier, took delivery of it’s second sea borne jack up vessel, the Bold Tern in January 2013. Accompanying its sister vessel the Brave Tern, the 132m vessel set off from its shipbuilders facility in Jebel Ali to work in the north German sea to start installing 80 wind turbines at the newly designated Riffgat ...


    By Tidy Planet Limited

  • Green Innovation Fund Targets Farmers

    Reading Greenwise Business this week, we’ve learnt of a new fund available to small and medium-sized enterprises that are shown to be pioneering solutions to some of the problems currently facing the country’s farming, from water resource efficiency, through to pest control. The venture capital fund of an initial £9 million investment, called Agri-Innovation Venture Capital ...


    By ENDURAMAXX Storage Tanks

  • Wired or Wireless? Remote Tank Level Monitoring Nuts & Bolts

    When it comes to picking a level sensor for remote tank monitoring you have an important choice to make: do you get a level sensor that uses a wired Ethernet connection or one with a self-contained cellular connection? As everything seems to be headed towards wireless these days, the knee-jerk response would be to buy the cellular sensor. It may be a good choice if conditions are ideal, but it's ...

  • Participatory watershed management (PWM): an approach for integrated development of rural India: a case study from Karnataka, southern India

    Watershed management is an emerging concept for the efficient use of rain run-off in the rural areas of India. The approach to watershed management is participatory in nature, people friendly, location specific, processed based and geared to cater to the problems and needs of the rural communities. Operation of watershed management is ideal where the rainfall pattern is very short, uneven and ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Solving a messy problem: Covering wastewater treatment in Halton region Ontario, Canada case study

    The Regional Municipality of Halton or Halton Region is located in Southern Ontario, part of the greater Toronto area. Halton owns and operates seven wastewater treatment plants for four Ontario cities in its jurisdiction. These plants are designed to treat wastewater from homes and businesses turning the effluents into biosolids. Turning waste into food requires a process that starts with the ...


    By CST Industries Inc

  • Manure Spills: Prevention, Detection, Control Options, and the Role of Anaerobic Digesters

    Manure Spills: Prevention, Detection, Control Options, and the Role of Anaerobic Digesters FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE By Steven Sell, Biologist & Application Engineer Wednesdays August 27, 2014 ...


    By BIOFerm™ Energy Systems

  • Tank terminal demonstrates the electrically operated solution for ESD Valves - case study

    Overview Since the disastrous fire at the Buncefield fuel depot in 2005, much has been done to ensure that such a catastrophic accident should not happen again. Led by COMAH (Competent Authority/Industry Standards Task Group), safeguards have been put in place by the petroleum industry to provide additional safety and environmental protection to tank storage installations. Endorsing the ...


    By Rotork plc

  • Manure Spills: Prevention, Detection, Control Options, & the Role of Anaerobic Digesters

    An internet search for manure-related spills can lead to an exhausting list of news articles and images of catastrophic environmental damage. In Wisconsin alone, the ...


    By BIOFerm™ Energy Systems

  • Financing an anaerobic digester

    LENDERS are generally well disposed to projects that diversify revenues while lowering costs and mitigating risks. Add a ready source of equity and you are well on the way toward financing a project that is a win-win proposition for the lender and the project developer. Such is the case with the anaerobic digester project at Geerlings Hillside Farm (GHF). The Geerlings's 8,000-head hog farm is ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Important environmental issues at aviation facilities, Part I

    There are numerous federal, state, and local environmental regulations that apply to aviation facilities. The requirements are continually expanding due to new and revised regulations. There has recently been a significant increase in inspection frequency and official letters of non-compliance. FBO facilities are the most often targeted. Since fuel storage is usually the greatest environmental ...


    By DES, Inc.

  • Tennessee - Development 1 case study

    Site: Wild Briar Ridge Development Location: Pigeon Forge, Tennessee Wild Briar Ridge is a 70-lot residential development located in the shadow of the Smoky Mountains in East Tennessee. The developers of this subdivision were faced with the prospect of building in a pristine rural setting without the advantages of urban infrastructure such as ...


    By Quanics Incorporated

  • Rotork is ‘one-stop actuation shop’ for storage tank expansion project - Case Study

    Overview Rotork has demonstrated its ability to be a one-stop shop for valve actuation products and services for an oil storage tank expansion project in Holland. Rotork's activities have encompassed the supply of intelligent electric actuators for isolating, modulating and failsafe valves, digital control systems, valve gearboxes, valve adaptation, workshop motorisation, on-site ...


    By Rotork plc

  • WinLims for the petrochemical industry

    QSI has successfully worked with the petrochemicals and lubricants industries for many years, and consequently have numerous clients in many different sectors of this industry. To be able to service the needs of these clients QSI has, over the years, developed extensive capabilities required by these industries. This functionality includes: Blending and Blend Optimisation Used ...

  • Entrepreneur Connects Generators To AD

    A Northeast company brings anaerobic digestion and renewable energy to the feedstock sources in Ohio and New York State. Western New York is one of the top dairy-producing regions in the U.S. The by-products of making milk, cream, yogurt and other dairy products have certain characteristics that make them ideal fuel for anaerobic digesters designed to produce methane gas for the ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • IFAS Media in a Sequencing Batch Reactor for Nitrification and Denitrification of High Strength Wastewater

    In 1996 a study group identified pig farm waste as one of Asia’s foremost environmental problems. So in 1999 a US AEP led effort established the Environmental Center for Livestock Waste Management (ECLWM) on the campus of the National Pingtung University of Science and Technology (NPUST), Taiwan. The ECLWM constructed a state-of-the-art prototype swine manure wastewater treatment system. A ...

  • Digester Developer Taps Natural Gas Markets

    IN the late 1990s, Dan Eastman and two colleagues were researching business opportunities in the renewable energy industry. They were looking for a commercially viable technology that could take renewable energy from an experimental phase to a solid business investment. In 1999, Eastman and his partners founded Microgy, Inc., with its base in Wisconsin. The company licensed the Xergi anaerobic ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

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