Monthly Archives: February 2013

Automated Tank Gauging Redundancy Through Disparate Level Instrumentation Technologies

Anyone who specifies, operates or maintains instrumentation for critical applications knows that tank gauging redundancy is one of the most effective methods of reliable level detection. In fact, the updated API RP 2350 standards recommend redundant sensors for Category III – … Continue reading

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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. One aspect operators need to understand … Continue reading

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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). The new guidelines prescribe that all OPS equipment required to terminate receipt must be tested … Continue reading

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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. A key recommendation of API RP 2350 is … Continue reading

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