EEMUA - PUB NO 159
USERS' GUIDE TO THE INSPECTION, MAINTENANCE AND REPAIR OF ABOVEGROU ND VERTICAL CYLINDRICAL STEEL STORAGE TANKS
|Publication Date:||1 January 2003|
This document sets out the key features required for planning and executing inspection, maintenance and repair works on aboveground, vertical, steel storage tanks.
The descriptions of key tank components that require inspection and/or maintenance, of degradation mechanisms, and of common inspection techniques, are followed by sections describing the probabilistic (risk- and reliability-based) preventive maintenance (PPM) concept and, for each tank component, a detailed description of inspection and repair methods.
Guidance is given on sources of additional information that will assist both continued operation and inspection.
This document mainly addresses atmospheric storage tanks for oil and chemical products (referred to elsewhere in the text as 'conventional' storage tanks). Tanks for refrigerated storage of liquefied gases are covered in Appendix F.