In recent times the oil and gas storage industry has seen a rise in demand. As oil and gas needs grow, and trading patterns change, new locations and an increase in storage capacity becomes a necessity. A storage terminal can be known by several names such as oil terminal, tank yard, tank farm or oil depot; however the objective is the same.
The purpose of a storage terminal is to store oil and/or petrochemical products for a period of time prior to transporting it to the final location. While the storage of media may sound like an easy task, the work required to do so can be cumbersome. There are many things that fall under consideration.
There are several types of storage tanks and choosing the correct one requires knowledge of the media that is being stored, location, and environmental consideration. There are riveted, bolted, and welded tanks. Traeger Brothers commonly works with customers who utilize the welded tanks for above ground storage. There are several different styles of above ground storage tanks, some of which are fixed roof, internal and external floating roof, closed floating roof, and atmospheric tanks.
The media must get into the storage tank. This is usually received by pipeline or vessel. In either event, media is pumped through a pipeline into the correct tank. The pipeline will require pipe, valves, fittings, gaskets and fasteners; all of which are a daily transaction for Traeger Brothers. Material grade can differ but Traeger Brothers has you covered.
Despite the size, each of these facilities require similar products; steel plates, steel pipes and valves, fire protection and pumps. Larger tanks and facilities also need mixers, heaters and specialized equipment.
Traeger Brothers has worked for decades with storage facilities, from new construction to rebuilding, including daily maintenance, increased capacity building projects and emergency parts supply for repairs. Traeger’s steel plate prices, direct from partner steel mills can often rival a tank building contractor’s own purchasing department in cost comparisons.
Meeting the steel valve and actuation requirements of these tank farms is a simple task for Traeger Brothers. Their technical sales associates have years of experience with similar applications around the globe, as well as the support of their world class manufacturers.
Traeger Brothers’ partnership with Technip/Coflexip provides them a unique ability to visit a facility, oversee the installation of an innovative flexible drain pipe or rim-fire suppression product, and then work with the facility’s technical staff on related opportunities. These drain and foam pipes are engineered to last and to perform their job flawlessly, their design allowing the maximum efficiency to be extracted from each storage tank.
Stairs, gratings, roof seals, gauging equipment and other products make up the storage tank supply list. Ocean unloading terminals need to be maintained to move the product on and off the tank farm. The local terminals also require loading racks to load the local delivery trucks. All of these products are available through Traeger’s partner manufacturers. These partners recognize the value that Traeger adds and provides competitive discounts accordingly.
While petroleum gas storage facilities can be more complex, they still require pipes, valves and fittings to operate; Traeger Brothers’ manufacturers are ready to supply them. Whether the fuel is crude, refined or gaseous, Traeger’s connections and experience insure that their customers in the storage tank industry are kept well supplied with quality, competitive products.