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THE ART OF TANK GAUGING -FEB 2014

THE ART OF TANK GAUGING -FEB 2014

July 19
06:01 2014

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AN INTRODUCTION TO TANK GAUGING

What is Tank Gauging?

Tank Gauging is the generic name for the static quantity assessment of liquid products in bulk storage tanks. Two methods are recognized:

• A volume based tank gauging system. Quantity assessment based on level- and temperature measurement.
• A mass based tank gauging system. Quantity assessment based on hydrostatic pressure of the liquid column measurement. Whatever method is used, a high degree of reliability and accuracy is of paramount importance when the data is used for inventory control or custody transfer purposes. Refineries, chemical plants, terminals and independent storage companies make use of bulk storage tanks for storage of liquid or liquefied products:
• Common bulk storage tanks are above ground vertical cylindrical or spherical tanks.
• Vertical cylindrical tanks can be categorized as fixed roof tanks, with either a cone- or dome roof construction, or floating roof tanks.
• Underground storage facilities such as caverns are used in areas where the soil structure permits.

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