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The API ICP Exam Handbook: Complete Guide to Passing the API 510/570/653 ICP Exams
Clifford Matthews
Clifford Matthews
CEng, FIMechE
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Many storage tanks end up needing a lot of repairs during their lifetime. The reasons are varied.

  • Tanks are frequently old; 50 years is not unusual.

  • They tend to be ignored in preference to vessels and piping systems, which are seen as more integrity critical on the site.

  • Atmospheric tanks don’t come under pressure equipment legislation.

  • They are awkward to inspect and repair as they need to be emptied and cleaned first.

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