Design, construction and operation of the floating roof tank

Kuan, Siew Yeng (2009) Design, construction and operation of the floating roof tank. [USQ Project] (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Storage tanks have been widely used in many industrial particularly in the oil refinery and petrochemical industry which are to store a multitude of different product with crude oil as one if it. There are different types of tank such as fixed roof tank, open roof tank, floating roof tank etc. Floating roof tank is which the roof floats directly on top of the product, with no vapour space and eliminating the possibility of flammable atmosphere. There are various industrial code and standard available for the basic requirement for tank design and construction. Commercial software are also available in the market for the basic design, hence tank designer would rely wholly on the software without detail understanding. Despite of the various standard and code, there is limited procedure and rules in designing the floating roof which result lots of floating roof failure and caused injuries and fatalities accident. Design and safety concern has been a great concern for the increasing case of fire and explosion due the tank failure. The main objective of this project is “How to design a new floating roof tank”. The aim of this project is to develop basic rules and procedures, highlighting the concerns in designing, construction and operation of a floating roof by taking an existing Oil Development Project with it’s readily available information as a base, to design the tank, and identify the problematic and lesson learnt throughout the project


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Item Type: USQ Project
Refereed: No
Item Status: Live Archive
Depositing User: epEditor USQ
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - Department of Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering
Date Deposited: 23 Jul 2010 04:09
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 23:59
Uncontrolled Keywords: tank design; floating roof
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 09 Engineering > 0912 Materials Engineering > 091207 Metals and Alloy Materials
09 Engineering > 0910 Manufacturing Engineering > 091010 Packaging, Storage and Transportation (excl. Food and Agricultural Products)
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/8503

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