Storage Tank Operation, Maintenance & Safety (STO)

A 2 Day Course on

Storage Tank Operation,

Maintenance & Safety (STO) 

15 - 16 October 2024
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.

Attending the Two-Day Course will enable attendees to:-

  • Gain a deep understanding of the foundational principles governing the design and construction of various types of storage tanks
  • Familiarize yourself with the essential terminology utilized within the storage tankage sector, facilitating clearer communication and comprehension
  • Explore equipment specified and installed in storage tanks to effectively manage vapour emissions, with a particular emphasis on the Aluminium Dome Roof system
  • Understand the environmental and health implications of hydrocarbon vapour emissions, for informed decision-making and mitigation strategies
  • Learn techniques for detecting and accurately measuring vapour emissions, essential for regulatory compliance and environmental stewardship
  • Acquire practical insights for engineers to control vapour emissions, ensuring operational efficiency and compliance with regulatory standards
  • Examine differences in the design and operation of Cryogenic Tanks utilized for LNG/LPG storage & their unique requirements distinct from API storage tanks
  • Gain in-depth knowledge of API 653 inspection requirements for API 650 tanks, ensuring structural integrity and compliance with industry standards

Who Should Attend


Terminal Operators, Maintenance/Inspection


Tank, Operations, Storage


Engineers, Construction, Superintendents


Tank Farm Operations, Construction, Safety

Course Direc​​tor

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

  • Terminology used for Storage Tanks
  • Fixed & Floating Roof Tanks
  • Cone Roof and Dome Roof tanks
  • Aluminium Dome Roof
  • Underground tanks
  • Cyrogenic tanks
  • Pontoon – Full contact
  • Honeycomb and Pan types
  • Cable Supported 
  • Rim Gap Primary & Secondary Seals
  • Roof Drains
  • Gauge Pole Sleeves
  • Leg Seals
  • From Fixed & External Floating Roof Tanks

• Cost
• Health & Safety

To be taken by tank terminal operators and maintenance teams to secure the integrity of the tank and control vapour emissions

On the Erection of the Aluminium Dome Roof

Attend This Event With a One-Day Course on

This one-day course offers a comprehensive insight into the basic design, construction, and operation of LNG storage tanks, expounding on the fundamentals of cryogenic storage and the safety features inherent in above-ground LNG tanks. 

Aligned with industry standards such as API 625, API 650, and API 620, which govern large, welded, low-pressure storage tanks including LNG tanks, this course delves into the intricacies of tank design and construction without endorsing specific manufacturers or equipment. Instead, it aims to familiarize participants with the diverse array of tanks available internationally

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