Chapter 20

Tanks and Drums

Abstract

Tanks and drums are simple vessels, but their proper design and layout is crucial to producing a safe and economical plant. The sizes of process vessels and drums are mainly determined at the stage of process design when the principal features of internal and external heat exchangers, mixers, or agitators are also specified. This chapter discusses the layout of the various kinds of tanks and drums found on a process plant.

Keywords

Tank; drum; vessel; spacing; bunding; stacking

20.1 General

Tanks and drums are simple vessels, but their proper design and layout is crucial to producing a safe and economical plant.

The sizes of process vessels and drums are mainly determined at the stage of process design ...

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