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API STD 2015

Requirements for Safe Entry and Cleaning of Petroleum Storage Tanks

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Organization: API
Publication Date: 1 January 2018
Status: active
Page Count: 146
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General

This standard is applicable to stationary atmospheric and low-pressure (up to and including 15 psig) aboveground petroleum storage tanks used in all sectors of the petroleum and petrochemical industry, including:

- crude oil and gas production,

- refining,

- petrochemicals,

- pipelines and terminals,

- bulk storage,

- ethanol facilities.

This standard provides requirements for safely planning, coordinating, and conducting tank entry and cleaning operations, from removal from service through return to service.

This standard does not and cannot cover every possible unique hazard or situation that may arise during tank cleaning operations. Site, product, and tank-specific hazards and situations shall be addressed by employers using the appropriate principles and considerations provided for by this standard.

Non-applicability and Other Tank Cleaning Applications

This standard does not apply to the following types of tanks or vessels:

- pressure vessels and pressurized tanks exceeding 15 psig,

- cryogenic or refrigerated vessels or pressure tanks,

- vessels and tanks maintained under a vacuum,

- process vessels,

- underground storage tanks.

Although API Standard 2015 is not intended to cover these types of tanks and vessels, many of the safe tank cleaning and entry principles and requirements in this standard apply and should be considered.

Document History

API STD 2015
January 1, 2018
Requirements for Safe Entry and Cleaning of Petroleum Storage Tanks
General This standard is applicable to stationary atmospheric and low-pressure (up to and including 15 psig) aboveground petroleum storage tanks used in all sectors of the petroleum and...
May 1, 2014
Requirements for Safe Entry and Cleaning of Petroleum Storage Tanks
General This standard is applicable to stationary atmospheric and low-pressure (up to and including 15 psig) aboveground petroleum storage tanks used in all sectors of the petroleum and petrochemical...
August 1, 2001
Requirements for Safe Entry and Cleaning of Petroleum Storage Tanks
SCOPE AND APPLICABILITY This standard is applicable to cleaning stationary atmospheric and low-pressure (up to and including 15 psig) above-ground petroleum storage tanks used in all sectors of the...
August 1, 2001
Requirements for Safe Entry and Cleaning of Petroleum Storage Tanks
SCOPE AND APPLICABILITY This standard is applicable to cleaning stationary atmospheric and low-pressure (up to and including 15 psig) aboveground petroleum storage tanks used in all sectors of the...
January 1, 1994
Safe Entry and Cleaning of Petroleum Storage Tanks
This standard provides safety practices for preparing, emptying, isolating, ventilating, atmospheric testing, cleaning, entry, hot work, and recommissioning activities in, on, and around atmospheric...
January 1, 1991
Safe Entry and Cleaning of Petroleum Storage Tanks
A description is not available for this item.
June 1, 1985
Cleaning Petroleum Storage Tanks
This publication describes those procedures and precautions for gas freeing, entry into, cleaning, and exiting from non portable atmospheric and pressurized petroleum storage tanks. The practices...
January 1, 1982
Guide for Controlling the Lead Hazard Associated with Tank Entry and Cleaning
A description is not available for this item.
August 1, 1981
Cleaning Open-Top and Covered Floating-Roof Tanks
This publication describes those procedures that are considered good practice for gas freeing of. entry into. cleaning of. working in. and exit from open-top and covered floating-roof. nonportable....
November 1, 1976
Cleaning Petroleum Storage Tanks
Scope and field of application This publication describes those procedures and precautions which are considered good practice for gas freeing, entry into, cleaning and exist from no portable...
May 1, 1975
A Guide for Controlling the Lead Hazard Associated with Tank Entry and Cleaning
SCOPE AND APPLICATION All tanks which have been used for leaded petroleum products will contain residual lead of varying concentrations. They must be regarded as dangerous to the extent that...
September 1, 1968
Recommended Practice for Cleaning Petroleum Storage Tanks
A description is not available for this item.

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