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Mar 5, 2013

Technology Considerations for Measurement of In-Plant Natural Gas Consumption

The control of in-plant natural gas consumption has become a critical component of strategic energy management measures in process industries.
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TA2
Feb 19, 2013

Storage Tank Categories: API RP 2350 Definitions

With the American Petroleum Institute’s API RP 2350 fourth edition guidelines having been updated earlier this year, tank storage facility operators are using the recommendations to safeguard against potential life- and environment-endangering overfill accidents.
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storage tank
Feb 12, 2013

Testing, Inspection and Maintenance of Your Overfill Prevention System

A key point of the updated API 2350 recommended practices includes a provision for proof testing the equipment involved in an overfill prevention system (OPS).
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maintenance
Feb 5, 2013

Calculating Levels of Concern Ensures A Successful Tank Overfill Protection System

Many tank inventory operators have begun adopting the recommended practices set out in the American Petroleum Institute’s API RP 2350 fourth edition – which features safety measures to prevent tank overfill hazards.
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calculating levels
Nov 27, 2012

Factors to Consider When Assessing Tank Overfill Risk

With increased focus on improved safety measures in the petroleum refining industry
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Risk assessment
Nov 20, 2012

The Impact of Roof Configuration on Tank Overfill Protection: Level Instrumentation Considerations

The API RP 2350 4th Edition Update provides details about the type of storage tank, class of liquid, level of concern and attendance category that are affected by the new recommended practices. Additionally, it requires sensors on tanks with floating roof configurations to detect both the roof and the liquid level, should the liquid cover the roof.
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roof configurations

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