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pentane above ground storage

pentane above ground storage

pentane above ground storage

(OP)
would anyone be able to help me with the legalities of installing 2 x 20m3 liquid pentane storage tanks at the back of a new build factory?
and if you would have any contact to do this install work in Melbourne Au
thank you in advance.

RE: pentane above ground storage

They will have to be API620 high pressure tanks with nitrogen or inert gas blanketing. Upper design pressure some 10psig at least.

RE: pentane above ground storage

Legalities are very local for something like this. I would start with the local planning authority and safety authority.

You may well need a permit or authorisation to store flammable product.

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RE: pentane above ground storage

If there were to be a tank rupture, you'd have a large flammable vapor cloud, as the pentane liquid auto chills itself upon release, for a considerable distance around these tanks. So this tank dike will have to be some distance away from potential ignition sources. Get a process safety or technical safety engineer, or better yet, talk to a local engineering contractor, to firm up on major and minor details, before you put out the work scope for construction and installation. Run a HAZID/ HAZOP, and involve the local Govt safety and environmental bodies to buy in on workscope to avoid major angst further down the road.

RE: pentane above ground storage

Hi,
Let you talk to your safety bureau and or fire brigade about your project. They may have special/specific requirement for your material.
Pierre

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