June, 2019

201901JunAll DayImploded Storage TankEPSC Learning Sheet | Atmospheric tanks are usually not designed for under pressures and can be damaged easilyLessons:Asset integrity,Operating ProceduresLanguage:EN Origin: EPSC Document Type:Bulletin


After cleaning with steam a tank was quenched with cold water to shorten the cooling time (not normal practice). The tank vent was not calculated for the vacuum resulting from this rapid quenching operation, resulting in a collapsed tank (without liquid release).


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