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Global Assessment System for Structural Safety in Large Size Storage Tanks

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Shinichi Kaita

Japan Oil, Gas, and Metals National Company, Tokyo, Japan

Toshikazu Shibasaki

Chiyoda Advanced Solutions Company, Yokohama, Japan

Takayasu Tahara

Petroleum Association of Japan, Tokyo, Japan

Paper No. PVP2004-3068, pp. 177-185; 9 pages
  • ASME/JSME 2004 Pressure Vessels and Piping Conference
  • Storage Tank Integrity and Materials Evaluation
  • San Diego, California, USA, July 25–29, 2004
  • Conference Sponsors: Pressure Vessels and Piping Division
  • ISBN: 0-7918-4685-7
  • Copyright © 2004 by ASME


Considering long term stable supply of oil fuel, the world largest long-term storage system of crude oil has been installed in Japan. In order to ensure safety of large size above ground storage tanks, global assessment system for structural integrity of tank considering risk level and shut down inspection interval has been developed on Risk Based Inspection, RBI and Fitness-For-Service, FFS for storage tanks of crude oil for national security reserve.

Copyright © 2004 by ASME
Topics: Safety , Storage tanks



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