Abdul Rahim S.Al-Malki Cont EST
STORAGE TANKS
A storage tank is a container, usually for holding liquids,
sometimes for compressed gases (gas tank). The term can be
used for reservoirs (artificial lakes and ponds), and for
manufactured containersstorage tanks operate under no (or
very little) pressure, distinguishing them from pressure vessels.
Storage tanks are often cylindrical in shape, perpendicular to
the ground with flat bottoms, and a fixed or floating roof. There
are usually many environmental regulations applied to the
design and operation of storage tanks, often depending on the
nature of the fluid contained within. Aboveground storage tanks
(AST) differ from underground (UST) storage tanks in the kinds
of regulations that are applied
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