"Addresses critical inspection requirements needed to avoid expensive and hazardous incidents."
--George Moorvich, P.E.
"Will help in actual evaluation of ASTs for regulatory and mechanical integrity compliance."
--Tim Schindler, P.E.
Your #1 AST integrity and safety source
First in the field, this definitive guide provides essential information for anyone who designs, builds, inspects, or regulates aboveground storage tanks. Going far beyond the American Petroleum Institute's Standard 653, AST expert Philip Myers' Aboveground Storage Tank Inspection Guide gives you clear, readable, authoritative guidance on:
Every aspect of maintaining the ongoing integrity and safety of ASTs
All subjects on the American Petroleum Institute's tank inspector certification exam
Storage tank design and engineering fundamentals
Specifics on corrosiveness and corrosion, linings and coatings, cathodic protection, fabrication and construction, foundations and materials, safe work and welding practices, and much more
Seismic design, floating roofs, leak-detecting bottoms, seals, and secondary containment
Fire and explosion hazard avoidance
With more than a million storage tanks in use by the petroleum industry alone, and many more serving chemical and paper and pulp companies, the need is high for knowledgeable professionals competent in assuring tanks' safety and integrity. For the sake of water supplies, aquifers, and human health and safety, Aboveground Storage Tank Inspection Guide helps any professional perform this job efficiently and thoroughly.
Regulations and Laws
Codes and Standards
Types and Classifications
Safe Work Practices
Systems and Units
Linings and Coatings
Scope API 650
Materials of Construction
Fabrication and Welding
Quality Control Processes
NDE Methods in ASME V
Other Inspection Methods
API 650/653 NDE Requirements
New Tank Inspection
API 653 Overview
Assessment and Suitability
Repairs and Alterations
Leak Detection Bottoms
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