API Advanced Storage Tank “API650 and API653”

Presenter: Ricky Meyer


B.Sc. Technical Physics(1989). Almost 30 years’ experience in the Oil and Chemical process industries. Has been active in a wide range of applications in Operations, Maintenance, Inspection and Reliability matters….More

Number of days:5
Date and Venue:
August 19, 2019


To present various common storage facilities for liquid and gaseous hydrocarbons and explain their configuration, tank farm requirements, design, operation and maintenance aspects. Course lecturing will be by means of presentations material, classical discussions, group exercises, and case studies.

Designed for:

The course is suitable for storage tank engineers, inspectors, and operators involved with storage tank design/fabrication/erection/modifications/ maintenance and operation.


By the end of the course, the participants will be able to:

  • Distinguish function of structural parts of and fittings to conventional storage tanks
  • Explain design and operational aspects of storage tanks
  • Set up inspection and maintenance programmes/schedules
  • Differentiate maintenance methods (condition/repair)
  • Define the maintenance scope
  • How to read Inspection Reports properly

Course highlights:

  • Review of codes requirements, structural design, materials, fabrication, and erection for new storage tanks
  • Tank Shell Design (1-foot method, Variable design point method)
  • Tank Roof Design
  • Tank bottom layout design
  • Tank material selection
  • Tank internal structural members design
  • Shell opening and Nozzle design
  • Wind and Seismic loading analysis
  • Tank foundation design
  • Elevated temperature tanks design
  • Internal external floating roof
  • Tanks with internal pressure
  • Tank construction, welding qualification and procedure
  • Inspection of Storage Tanks, NDE tests
  • Corrosion evaluation and tank life prediction calculation
  • Tank shell, roof, bottom, and foundation evaluation
  • Introduction to Brittle Fracture Mechanics
  • Tank repair and alteration
  • Pre and post weld heat treatment
  • Dismantling and reconstruction
  • Tank settlement criteria, measurement, and evaluation
  • Tank lifting methods and stress induced on tank shell, roof and corner welds
  • Tank ventilation requirements API 2000
  • Tank maintenance and repair management (Tank program-data sheet)
  • Old riveted tank design to API 12 A, maintenance-repair
  • Tank operations level set up API 2350
  • Introduction to API 580-581 Risk based Inspection Planning
  • Introduction to API 571 damage mechanism
  • Introduction to Fit-For-Service API 579
  • Introduction to Finite Element Modelling of storage tanks
  • Tank stress evaluation


Please Note:
The precise content may change on the day depending on the specific needs of the delegates.

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