EEMUA PUB NO 183
Prevention of tank bottom leakage A guide for the design and repair of foundations and bottoms of vertical, cylindrical, steel storage tanks
|Publication Date:||1 June 2011|
This Publication gives guidance on a range of topics affecting tank bottom integrity including:
- Types of tank foundations (including guidelines for required soil investigations, design and installation of tank foundations and specifications of suitable materials) and bottoms (single and double) - selection, advantages, disadvantages.
- Main causes of bottom leakage - settlement, corrosion.
- Inspection techniques.
- Corrosion protection - coatings, linings, cathodic protection.
- Repair methods.
- Leak detection systems.
- Membranes as soil barriers.
Appendices are included covering typical foundation details, tank records flow chart, comparison of systems for preventing leakage, and flow charts to assist in the repair decision process.