Terminals and Storage Facilities - PL-44
Discipline: Pipeline Engineering
Duration: 5 days
Instructor(s): Josh Gilad, Frank Hopf
This 5-day, foundation level course reviews key issues associated with development, design, construction, and operation of terminals and storage facilities for liquid hydrocarbons and NGLs. The course focuses on six areas: 1) terminal codes and siting constraints, 2) terminal design and equipment layout, 3) types of storage and selection criteria, 4) design considerations for loading racks, fire protection, vapor recovery, blending equipment, and water treatment, 5) detailed design of storage tanks, vessels, and caverns, and 6) operations and maintenance. Safety, quality control, system reliability, availability, and regulatory compliance are integrated throughout the course. Case studies and exercises are used to reinforce key points.
Project managers, engineers, operations and maintenance supervisors, and regulatory compliance personnel with 1-3 years of experience in planning, engineering, constructing and/or operating terminals and storage facilities for hydrocarbon liquids, NGLs, and petrochemical feedstocks. This course is for participants needing a foundation level understanding of the planning, engineering, construction, operations, and maintenance of storage and terminals connected to pipelines, rail, barges/tankers and/or truck loading facilities.
You Will Learn:
- Storage and terminals basics for hydrocarbon liquids, NGLs, and petrochemical feedstocks
- Design and operation of atmospheric tanks and pressurized bullets and spheres
- Fundamentals of underground storage (salt and rock caverns)
- Safety, product quality, and reliability/availability concerns
- Sizing criteria and economics for storage and terminal facilities
- Various storage types (atmospheric storage tanks, pressure vessels, salt or rock caverns) and appropriate applications
- Terminal and tank farm layout constraints
- Details of industry codes and standards, plus regulatory and environmental compliance
- Selection of equipment for delivery and receipt to/from pipelines, barges and ships, trucks, and rail, including metering options, loading arms, pumps, and control systems
- Blending options and equipment, VRU/VCU, water treating, and fire protection
- Key factors affecting safety, product quality, system reliability, and profitability in design, construction, and operations
- Atmospheric storage tank design, layout, construction, corrosion prevention, and operations covering API 650 and API 653
- Overview of pressure vessel and sphere design and construction
- Design, development, and operation of underground cavern storage facilities
MR. Y. (JOSH) GILAD, PE, has 40 years of domestic and international experience in the engineering, analysis, inspection, troubleshooting, forensic investigation and expert witness for marine liquid bulk terminals for oil (crude, products) and gas (LNG, LPG), cargo handling and storage facilities, prime movers, piping and pipelines. His experience includes pipeline flow and hydraulic transient analysis, pipe stress analysis, pipeline on-bottom stability, pipeline integrity & fitness for service assessment. Throughout his years with Brown & Root (now KBR), Han-Padron Associates (now CH2M-Hill), and as an independent consultant, Mr. Gilad has been involved in the design and installation of numerous single point mooring (SPM) systems and other offshore petroleum terminals, fixed-berth and offshore cargo transfer systems, oil and gas pipelines, Pipeline End Manifolds (PLEMs), pig launching/receiving and oil storage facilities. Mr. Gilad holds a BS and MS in mechanical engineering from the Technion, Haifa and is a registered Professional Engineer in the States of TX, NY and CA. He is one of the original authors of the California State MOTEMS, and presently a member of PIANC working group, WG153, that is developing recommendations for the design of marine oil terminals.
DR. FRANK HOPF has 35 years of experience in engineering and management of energy transportation and distribution facilities for crude oil, refined products, petrochemicals and LNG. He also has seven years pursuing a PhD in geography where he conducted research in engineering geomorphology, GIS and remote sensing, hazard analysis, and the relationship of science and public policy development. During his 31 years with Shell Oil Company and affiliated companies, he managed engineering, construction and operations for pipelines and terminals in the Gulf of Mexico, Texas, Wyoming, Montana, California, New Mexico, Mississippi, Louisiana and Washington. He also served on the board of directors of several major joint interest pipeline systems. Mr. Hopf concluded his career with Shell in the implementation of an SAP based supply chain management system for the pipeline organization. He accepted a graduate assistantship to pursue a PhD in geography, completing his dissertation on the risk of levee failures in the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta and the impacts of the assessment of risk on public policy formation. He also studied engineering geomorphology, fluvial and coastal geomorphology, and GIS/remote sensing applications to the energy transportation and distribution industries. He has taught large courses (excess of 300 students) at Texas A&M University. Mr. Hopf was awarded his PhD in December of 2011. He is a registered Civil Engineer in Texas.
In-House Course Presentations
All courses are available for in-house presentation to individual organizations. In-house courses may be structured the same as the public versions or tailored to meet your requirements. Special courses on virtually any petroleum-related subject can be arranged specifically for in-house presentation. For further information, contact our In-House Training Coordinator at one of the
numbers listed below.
Telephone 1- 832 426 1234
Facsimile 1- 832 426 1244
Public Course Presentations
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