Chapter 10

Bulk Fluid Storage


The objective in layout of bulk fluid storage areas is to produce the most economical layout consistent with safety, operational, and maintenance requirements.

If land is expensive, the objective becomes finding the minimum area, subject to these constraints. When land is cheap, the objective becomes optimizing hardware costs subject to these constraints.

In all cases, the most important aims of the layout of these areas are to ensure that they are a safe distance from process and public areas and to contain spillage from the vessels, such that the risks they pose to plant, people, and environment are controlled.


Bulk fluid storage; tank farm; hazards

10.1 General

The practical objective ...

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