Category: Api 653 inspection

  • The API 650 Standard What Every Tank Owner and Operator Should Know

    The API 650 Standard  What Every Tank Owner and Operator Should Know

    The American Petroleum Institute (API)’s 650 standard, now in its 12th edition, is the most common standard used for regulating above ground storage tanks — particularly welded steel tanks. The API standard 650 is normally used for steel storage tanks that store oil, gasoline, chemicals and produced water. There are a huge number of facets […]

  • How to Manage Above Ground Storage Tanks to Prevent Groundwater Contamination

    How to Manage Above Ground Storage Tanks to Prevent Groundwater Contamination

    Above ground storage tanks are commonly used to store substances like liquid fertilizer, chemicals and various petroleum products — both of which contain volatile organic compounds that are extremely hazardous to the environment and public health. Just one pint of oil can expand to a whole acre of groundwater, putting local ecosystems at serious risk. […]