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The Dos and Don’ts in Tank Storage

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Storage tang construction can be a tricky business.  There are a lot of regulations that need to be followed.

Above Ground Storage Tank Regulations 

  • Above ground storage tanks (ASTs) are required to have secondary containers that wrap around the tank and can hold everything that is inside of it.
  • ASTs that can hold 1,000 gallons of oil or 10,000 gallons of virgin oil need to go to the Oil Control Program to get operations permits.
  • If an AST is made of steel and can hold more than 1,1000 gallons, it needs some sort of corrosion protection on the bottom.
  • For the secondary compartment, if impermeable materials are used in its construction, inspectors need to look at it once a week.  All others must be inspected ever 72 hours.
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