API STD 2610
Design, Construction, Operation, Maintenance, and Inspection of Terminal and Tank Facilities
|Publication Date:||1 September 2018|
This standard covers the design, construction, operation, inspection, and maintenance of petroleum terminal and tank facilities associated with marketing, refining, pipeline, and other similar activities as stipulated in 1.2 through 1.8. This standard covers site selection and spacing, pollution prevention and waste management, safe operation, fire prevention and protection, tanks, dikes and berms, mechanical systems, product transfer, corrosion protection, structures, utilities and yard, and removals and decommissioning.
The purpose of this standard is to consolidate a wide base of current industry experience, knowledge, information, and management practices into a cohesive standard comprising a range of best practices.
The values stated for this standard are in U.S. Customary units with the International System of Units (SI) provided in parentheses.
The petroleum industry is engaged in the manufacture, storage, transportation, blending, and distribution of crude oil and refined products. Individual terminal facilities and plants may perform one or more of these functions. These facilities represent diverse operations ranging from small distribution facilities (e.g. bulk plants and warehouses), to large storage and distribution facilities (e.g. pipeline and marine terminals and wholesale plants), to large integrated facilities (e.g. petroleum refineries and grease production, oil blending, and packaging plants). The specific application of this standard within those various types of operations is itemized in 1.2 through 1.8.