API SPEC 12P
Specification for Fiberglass Reinforced Plastic Tanks
|Publication Date:||1 February 2016|
This specification covers material, design, fabrication, and testing requirements for fiberglass-reinforce
This specification is designed to provide the petroleum industry with various standard sizes of FRP tanks. Because of the versatility of FRP tanks, the user shall be responsible for determining the suitability of FRP tanks for the intended service.
NOTE The consequences of exposing FRP tanks to high temperatures created by exposure fires should be considered. This material loses strength as the temperature increases. FRP tanks should be suitably protected against fire exposure or so located that any spills resulting from the failure of these materials could not unduly expose persons, buildings, structures, or other equipment to the possible fire incident.
The manufacturer is responsible for complying with all of the provisions of this specification. The purchaser is responsible defining their specific requirements in the Data Sheet. The purchaser may make any investigation necessary to be satisfied with compliance by the manufacturer and may reject any material that does not comply with this specification.
NOTE The purchaser is encouraged to arrange for inspection independent of the inspection furnished by the manufacturer, and the purchaser's inspector should follow closely all the details of shop fabrication and testing herein specified that affect the integrity and safety of the completed structure.
If specified by the purchaser on the Data Sheet, the tank shall be constructed in accordance with API Q1 and the API Monogram Program (see Annex A).
This specification applies to new tanks. The requirements may be applied to existing tanks at the discretion of the owner/operator.