International Sugar Journal

Tank integrity – a better way* [Full subscriber]

Abstract         There is no Standard or Code specifically for tank integrity management in the sugar industry.  This has led to fragmentation, inconsistencies and inefficiency in tank inspection and engineering assessment.  The ultimate purpose of the tank management program is to define the management process, inspections required, and maintenance tasks needed to control, and where possible, mitigate risk of failure.  The integrity of tanks should be well managed.  They can contain a large inventory of hazardous materials that usually have significant consequence of failure.  The other significant issue is the cost of preparation and downtime for inspection.  There is a recurring…

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