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API - RP 2026

Safe Access/Egress Involving Floating Roofs of Storage Tanks in Petroleum Service

active, Most Current
Organization: API
Publication Date: 1 June 2017
Status: active
Page Count: 28
scope:

This recommended practice (RP) addresses the hazards associated with access/egress onto external and internal floating roofs of in-service petroleum storage tanks and identifies some of the most common practices and procedures for safely accomplishing this activity.

This RP is intended primarily for those persons who are required to perform inspection, service, maintenance, or repair activities that involve descent onto floating roofs of in-service petroleum tanks.

This RP does not cover general considerations that apply to climbing onto petroleum storage tanks and other structures, including, but not limited to:

a) slippery or ice-covered stairways and walkways,

b) access during electrical storms, and

c) access during emergency conditions (such as to extinguish a fire or cover exposed product with foam).

This RP may not apply to daily or routine tasks of tank gaugers and other personnel involved in non-permit-required confined spaces; however, such persons shall be trained and shall be made aware of the potential hazards described herein.

Preparations and precautions for entering petroleum storage tanks that have been removed from service for cleaning are covered in API 2015.

Some owner/operators have policies that are more stringent than those in this document. Some owner/operators do not permit access onto floating roofs while the tanks are in service. In these cases, owner/operator policies will supersede this document with respect to safe access requirements and limitations.

Objectives

This RP has the following objectives:

a) to identify the potentially hazardous conditions associated with access/egress onto external and internal floating roofs of storage tanks while the tanks are in petroleum service; and

b) to establish general precautionary measures appropriate to individual situations.

Document History

RP 2026
June 1, 2017
Safe Access/Egress Involving Floating Roofs of Storage Tanks in Petroleum Service
This recommended practice (RP) addresses the hazards associated with access/egress onto external and internal floating roofs of in-service petroleum storage tanks and identifies some of the most...
April 1, 1998
Safe Access/Egress Involving Floating Roofs of Storage Tanks in Petroleum Service
This publication addresses the hazards associated with access/egress onto open-top, covered open-top and internal floating roofs of in-service petroleum storage tanks and identifies some of the most...
April 1, 1998
Safe Access/Egress Involving Floating Roofs of Storage Tanks in Petroleum Service
1 SCOPE AND OBJECTIVES 1.1 Scope 1.1.1 This publication addresses the hazards associated with access/egress onto open-top, covered open-top and internal floating roofs of in-service petroleum storage...
January 1, 1988
Safe Descent Onto Floating Roofs of Tanks in Petroleum Service
A description is not available for this item.

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