Storage tank systems for petroleum products: tank tips
Table of Contents
- Tank tip 1 - Overview of the storage tank regulations
- Tank tip 2 - Do the Regulations apply to you?
- Tank tip 3 - Storage tank regulations checklist
- Tank tip 4 - New storage tank system installations
- Tank tip 5 - What do you do if you suspect or find a leak?
- Tank tip 6 - Identifying your system
- Tank tip 7 - Preparing your emergency plan
- Tank tip 8 - Leak detection and monitoring
- Tank tip 9 - Withdrawal and removal of storage tank systems
- Tank tip 10 - Record keeping for your storage tank system
- Tank tip 11 - If you deliver products
- Tank tip 12 - Reporting a release
- Tank tip 13 - Release containment at product transfer areas
Environment and Climate Change Canada’s Storage Tank Systems for Petroleum Products and Allied Petroleum Products Regulations establish requirements for storage tank systems under federal jurisdiction. These 13 facts sheets, called Tank Tips, highlight requirements that may apply to your storage tank system.
Technical Requirements for Collapsible Fabric Storage Tanks
The Storage Tank Systems for Petroleum Products and Allied Petroleum Products Regulations set forth requirements for the design and construction of storage tank systems installed on or after the day the regulations came into force. One requirement is that storage tanks must be designed and built to one of the recognized standards identified in the regulations. (See Tank tip 4- New storage tank system installations)
The Regulations outline requirements for storage tank systems designed to be installed in a fixed location. At the time the Regulations were published, there was no recognized standard for the design and construction of collapsible fabric storage tanks. In 2014, the Canadian Standards Association (CSA) published the standard: CAN/CSA-B837-14 - Collapsible Fabric Storage Tanks (bladders). Environment and Climate Change Canada recognizes storage tanks that meet the CSA standard as a legitimate option for storing petroleum products and allied petroleum products. The standard is available on the Canadian Standards Association website.
The standard covers minimum requirements for design and construction of a collapsible fabric storage tank that is used for the aboveground storage of petroleum products and allied petroleum products up to and including a capacity of 125,000 L. Installations that have storage tank systems with collapsible fabric storage tanks will be required to meet all applicable sections of the Regulations.
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