A 2 Day Workshop on

Storage Tank Operation,

Maintenance & Safety (STO) 

7 - 8 November 2023
Pullman Dubai Creek City Centre Hotel, Dubai, UAE



This two-day workshop will provide a basic understanding of storage tanks, how they are operated, managed and maintained, and explain the concept of vapour emissions and how to measure and control them on existing and new-build tanks, in order to ensure a safe and environmentally acceptable storage tank facility.

Attend this 2-day workshop to fully understand the:-

  • Basic design and construction of various types of storage tanks
  • Terminology used in the storage tankage industry
  • Equipment specified and installed in storage tanks to control vapour emissions including a special focus on the Aluminium Dome Roof
  • Impact of hydrocarbon vapour emissions on environment and health concerns
  • How vapour emissions can be detected and measured
  • Practical Measures for tank design and maintenance engineers to control vapour emissions
  • Best practices and practical measures for controlling vapour emissions from storage tank equipment in line with international requirements

Who Should Attend


Terminal Operators, Maintenance/Inspection


Tank, Operations, Storage


Engineers, Construction, Superintendents


Tank Farm Operations, Construction, Safety

Course Director

Dr Brian Quinn
Marine Consultant Associates
Edinburgh, Scotland

Mantle Consultant Associates focuses on providing advice and technical assistance primarily within the storage tank industry with our Course Leader Dr Brian Quinn having more than 40 years’ experience and expertise in the international storage tankage business industry. A Chartered Mechanical Engineer from the University of West Scotland, Dr Brian Quinn is a specialist in the use of aluminium alloys in complex Aluminium structures and has provided independent and practical advice on a complicated subject to many companies in the UK, Middle East and Asia, on the design and operation of storage tanks.

Prior to starting Mantle Consultant Associates, Dr Brian Quinn worked at Toyo Kanetsu KK (TKK) as the GM for the Middle East in Abu Dhabi, Resident Engineer of Mobil Oil based in Norway and Site Manager/Project Manager for Motherwell Bridge Engineering based in the UK and UAE.

Programme at a Glance

Introduction: Terminology used for Storage Tanks - Fixed Roof and Floating Roof Tanks - Cone Roof - Dome Roof Tanks & Aluminium Dome Roof - Underground Tanks - Cryogenic Tanks 

Internal Floating Roof Tank: Pontoon - Full Contact, Honeycomb & Pan types - Cable Supported - Seals 

External Floating Roof Tank: Rim Gap Primary & Secondary Seals - Roof Drains - Gauge Pole Sleeves - Leg Seals 

Vapour Emissions from Fixed and External Floating Roof Tanks

Cost, Environment, Health & Safety Impact of Vapour Emissions  

Practical measures that can be taken by Tank Terminal Operator and Maintenance Staff to ensure the Integrity of the Tank and Control Vapour Emissions 

Video - Erection of the Aluminium Dome Roof

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