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Bulk storage plants RP document now available

Print copies of the Recommended Practices for the Installation of Bulk Storage Plants (PEI/RP800) are now available for purchase, according to Petroleum Equipment Institute (PEI) information.

The Recommended Practices (RP) document was produced by the PEI's Bulk Plant Installation Committee and provides a basic reference that consolidates information concerning the proper construction of new petroleum bulk-storage systems.

The information applies to underground, aboveground, atmospheric, and shop-fabricated tanks, associated piping, diking, spill containment, and equipment intended for the bulk storage and transfer of petroleum, biofuels, and related products to and from wheeled delivery-vehicle tanks.

Also addressed in the publication are single- and double- walled horizontal and vertical tanks, as well as insulated and fire-protected tanks. PEI gathered the information from published and unpublished information from equipment manufacturers, contractors, installers, bulk-plant facility owners, and regulators. It describes recommended practices for the construction of new petroleum bulk-storage systems.

The institute said it published the RP to help maximize system efficiency, prevent surface and groundwater contamination, minimize environmental hazards, reduce safety hazards, and avoid practices that will needlessly increase installation costs.

Printed copies of the document can be purchased on PEI’s Web site at or by contacting PEI by phone at 918-494-9696. Single copies are $40 for PEI members and $95 for non-members.

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