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Crude oil storage in concrete tanks

Crude oil storage in concrete tanks

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Hi everyone
Any experiences with crude oil in reinforced concrete storage tanks?
TIA
DKF

RE: Crude oil storage in concrete tanks

Usually need to be either steel lined or fibre glass / epoxy lined.

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RE: Crude oil storage in concrete tanks

It requires either lining or coating, otherwise the oil may be leaking through the concrete wall, causing the environmental impact.

RE: Crude oil storage in concrete tanks

(OP)
LI and MK
Thank you for answering
Next question is: anyone erected a concrete crude oil tank with 300ft dia and 50 ft hight? Could be cheaper in the long run than a steel traditional tank?
TIA
DKF

RE: Crude oil storage in concrete tanks

It's been done:
http://www.roadsideamerica.com/story/23157

Conventional concrete tanks are prone to leakage issues, typically have leakage tolerances in the specifications.
With water tanks, that's usually a cosmetic problem, sometimes becomes more serious.
There aren't any API specifications for concrete tanks, if that's a requirement.

RE: Crude oil storage in concrete tanks

(OP)
JStephen, thank you for comment and link.
Interesting story

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