Above Ground Storage Tank Oil Spills

Above Ground Storage Tank Oil Spills

Applications and Case Studies

1st Edition - August 1, 2022

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  • Editor: Mervin Fingas
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323857284

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Supply of oil and gas continues to increase as well as natural events such as hurricanes, while engineers and safety managers are not well trained on storage tank engineering and leak detection, one of the most vulnerable and least studied components of oil and gas storage equipment. Above Ground Storage Tank Oil and Chemical Spills gives engineers and researchers a training guide on tank design, tank failure modes and risk analysis. Bridging between research and application, this reference sends an integrated engineering approach backed by both corporate and academic contributors focused specifically on storage tanks, their spills, case histories, and technical aspects of leakage from storage tanks. Additional topics include regulations, differences between spills from storage tanks and other sources, and supported by extensive data and additional references. Above Ground Storage Tank Oil and Chemical Spills delivers a much-needed knowledge source for today’s engineers and managers to keep supply and personnel safe.

Key Features

  • Learn from both academic and corporate contributors, bridging between research and practical application
  • Understand lessons learned with case studies and extensive data
  • Know the differences between spills from storage tanks and other sources


Petroleum engineers, petroleum researchers, environmental engineers, safety managers, storage tank specialists

Table of Contents

  • 1. Introduction
    2. Risk Analysis and Prevention
    3. Tank design and Engineering
    4. Leak Detection
    5. Tank Failure Modes
    6. Causative Forces
    7. Regulations (focused on spill prevention)
    8. Storage Tank Spills vs. Other Sources
    9. Case Histories

Product details

  • No. of pages: 450
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Gulf Professional Publishing 2022
  • Published: August 1, 2022
  • Imprint: Gulf Professional Publishing
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323857284

About the Editor

Mervin Fingas

Mervin Fingas has over 40 years of experience in oil and chemical spill research. Previously, he was Chief of the Emergencies Science Division of Environment Canada for 30 years. He has authored over 875 technical publications including books, manuals, and 500 peer-reviewed papers. He has won over 20 awards for research and papers from the United States Government, Canadian Government, and international conferences. Dr. Fingas has collaborated on studies with over 25 organizations around the world, coordinated studies for over 30 years through 6 internationally attended committees and developed co-operative projects with many international groups. Dr. Fingas has a PhD in Environmental Physics from McGill University, three Masters degrees in chemistry, business, and mathematics - all from the University of Ottawa, and a BA in Arts from Indiana.

Affiliations and Expertise

Scientist, Spill Science, Edmonton, Canada

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