Talks about how to manage and implement a project for maintaining and repairing large, above-ground and underground tanks.
This report outlines the management cycle of a project that deals with the inspection of tanks and the determination of the structural integrity of the tanks. The report explains the need for inspections, the possible problems that can arise with above-ground and underground storage tanks, how to create a schedule for inspection, maintenance, and repair of the tanks, and how to implement the project schedule.
“The project developed for the purpose of this report deals with the inspection of tanks and the determination of the structural integrity of the tank for a pre-defined service-life. The tanks that are considered for these inspections are used to store chemicals, petroleum and petroleum by-products. Almost all manufacturing and production organizations maintain a few tanks on their locations to ensure steady supply of the products as and when needed. These tanks are not considered the core business for these organizations and often an external contractor may be responsible for the day-to-day running operations and the periodic maintenance that may be required to maintain the tanks. Tanks used for storage of liquids are generally of two categories: Aboveground Storage Tanks (AST) and Underground Storage Tanks (UST.) The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and the Environmental Protection agency along with the American Petroleum Institute (API) determine the guidelines by which these tanks need to be inspected, repaired and tested prior to usage.”