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Course Details


Dubai, UAE
From Date: 23-Jan-2023   
To Date: 27-Jan-2023
5 Days

Ref No:                MO021
Title:                    Storage Tanks: Design Inspection & Testing
Start Date:           23 January 2023  End Date: 27 January 2023   
Venue:                 Dubai, UAE
Fee:                     $5,250

In any of the 5 star hotels. The exact venue will be informed once finalized.

Storage Tanks find applications in different petrochemical plants, refineries, and petroleum facilities. This course is designed to cover different aspects of storage tanks, the design, construction, and methods of inspection to assure the integrity of the new constructed tanks. Tank will experience deterioration after been put in service due to different causes. To assure its integrity in service, tank need to be inspected, thickness measurements must be performed and fitness for service must be applied. To prevent and minimize the deterioration the tank must be protected against corrosion using cathodic protection systems. Safety of storage tanks is also of very essential requirements, especially for those containing hazardous type of material. Tanks must be protected from over pressurization using venting and relieving devices, and most important must be protected from fire.
The above topics will be covered in detail over five days. Discussion and participation from the delegates are encouraged to enrich the course outcomes.


Engineers, Inspectors and Technicians responsible for building, operating, maintaining, and controlling storage tanks are the most benefit from this course.




  • Design and Construction
  • Stress and pressure terms
  • Tank wall thickness
  • Material, plates
  • Design parameters
  • Operating temperature
  • Design pressure
  • Maximum allowable stress for walls
  • Corrosion allowance
  • Lining
  • Procedure for designing
  • Tank walls
  • Roofs and Bottoms
  • Reinforcement of openings


  • Inspection and Testing
  • Inspection of Materials
    • Measuring thickness of materials
    • Inspection of Welds (radiographic method)
    • Hydrostatic and Pneumatic tests
    • Proof tests for establishing allowable working pressures
    • Test gauges
    • Pressure and vacuum-relieving devices
    • Pressure limits
    • Means of venting
    • Liquid relief valves
    • Pressure setting of safety devices


  • Corrosion Protection
    • Corrosion Protection of above ground storage tanks
    • Corrosion mechanisms
    • Stray current corrosion
    • Galvanic corrosion
    • Internal corrosion
  • Cathodic Protection
    • Need for CP
    • New aboveground storage tanks
    • Existing aboveground storage tanks
    • Internal CP vs. External CP
    • Factors affecting CP
    • Methods of Cathodic Protection
    • Galvanic systems
    • Impressed current systems
    • Design of CP systems
    • Internal Cathodic protection system
    • External Cathodic protection system
    • Operation and maintenance of CP systems


  • Storage Tanks Fitness-for-Service
  • Suitability for service
  • Tank roof evaluation
  • Tank shell evaluation
  • Tank bottom evaluation
  • Tank foundation evaluation
  • Brittle fracture consideration
  • Assessment procedure
  • Inspection
  • Inspection frequency
  • External inspection
  • Internal inspection
  • Determining bottom thickness
  • Non-destructive examinations
  • Tank repair and Alteration
  • Removal and replacement of shell plate material
  • Lap-welded patch plates
  • Repair of defective welds
  • Repair of shell penetrations
  • Repair tank bottoms
  • Repair of fixed roofs
  • Repair of floating roofs
  • Repair of floating roof seals


  • Safety and fire protection
  • Fire prevention
  • Vapor control
  • Control of ignition sources
  • Tank overfill protection
  • Inspection and maintenance programs
  • Fire extinguishment and control
  • Controlled burn
  • Extinguishing systems for tanks
  • Aboveground petroleum storage tanks
  • Release prevention, leak detection, and air emissions
  • Tank calibration
  • Coating and protection systems
  • Tank alarms
  • Underground storage tank
  • Vapor emissions

Pre & Post Tests will be conducted
Case Studies, Group Exercises, Group Discussions, Last Day Review &Assessments will be carried out.


Define Management Consultancy & Training Certificate of course completion will be issued to all attendees.


A highly interactive combination of lectures and discussion sessions will be managed to maximize the amount and quality of information and knowledge transfer. The sessions will start by raising the most relevant questions, and motivate everybody find the right answers. You will also be encouraged to raise your own questions and to share in the development of the right answers using your own analysis and experiences. Tests of multiple-choice type will be made available on daily basis to examine the effectiveness of delivering the course.
Very useful Course Materials will be given.

  • 30% Lectures
  • 30% Workshops and work presentation
  • 20% Group Work& Practical Exercises
  • 20% Videos& General Discussions
5,250 US$ per participant for Public Training includes Materials/Handouts, tea/coffee breaks, refreshments & Buffet Lunch

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