Each tank is equipped with all the devices required to ensure safe operation, inspection and maintenance. All current information related with storage tanks condition is transferred to the control room via intelligent transmitters and detectors. The control room is located in the terminal and equipped with the technology to control and manage technological processes via an automated control system called SCADA (Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition).
Hydrocarbons are transferred to the storage tanks from railway offloading trestles via pump stations with a flow rate of 2 000 cu.mph. All tanks are equipped with breathing valves to prevent the generation of vacuum or overpressure during technological processes. Vapor spaces of all tanks are connected with each other via a vapor equalization system to minimize emissions to the atmosphere. During the loading of sea tankers, the vapor space of the tankers are also connected to the vapor return line to minimize emissions from the tankers.
To eliminate major accidents and environmental catastrophes, all tanks are:
Each Tank is monitored and Maintained by an approved preventive maintenance planning system: