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Feb 12, 2013

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).
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maintenance
Feb 5, 2013

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.
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calculating levels
Nov 27, 2012

Factors to Consider When Assessing Tank Overfill Risk

With increased focus on improved safety measures in the petroleum refining industry
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Risk assessment
Nov 20, 2012

The Impact of Roof Configuration on Tank Overfill Protection: Level Instrumentation Considerations

The API RP 2350 4th Edition Update provides details about the type of storage tank, class of liquid, level of concern and attendance category that are affected by the new recommended practices. Additionally, it requires sensors on tanks with floating roof configurations to detect both the roof and the liquid level, should the liquid cover the roof.
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roof configurations
Nov 13, 2012

New API 2350 Overfill Prevention Standards: What You Need to Know About the Fourth Edition Update

In the wake of the Buncefield Oil Depot and other significant tank overfill incidents in recent years, the American Petroleum Institute has revised its API 2350 recommended practices
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Oil storage tanks

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