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.
- Any tank that is used for
Though we may not always realize it, above ground storage tanks (AST) provide an invaluable service for many industries across the country. Everything from liquid fertilizer and oil to industrial chemicals and water are stored in ASTs. Without them, it would be next-to-impossible to store and transport these materials for long periods of time. Most Americans probably don’t know what AST stands for but all Americans reap the benefits from them.
In order to maintain a healthy and function AST system, the government places strict guidelines on how to build and maintain these units. The oil and natural gas trade association, the American Pet