EEMUA publishes all new edition of world-renowned tank guidance – EEMUA 159

21 July 2014

EEMUA has published Edition 4 of its world-renowned tank guidance EEMUA Publication 159, "Above ground flat bottomed storage tanks – a guide to inspection, maintenance and repair".

EEMUA 159 has undergone a complete revision from the last edition. There are now appendices offering additional guidance on how to perform assessment calculations on tank components, illustrated by means of sample calculations, as well as on repair methods. There are also numerous new sections, such as on snow loading, planar tilt and overplating.

EEMUA 159 is intended primarily to assist in the establishment of essential inspection and maintenance requirements for aboveground vertical cylindrical, steel storage tanks, in order to minimise in-service problems and extend useful life. However, for such requirements to be properly interpreted and understood, comprehensive guidance is given on many key design features, on common problems experienced during operation and on repair methods.

The new edition also introduces what is believed to be the world's only combined theory of risk based inspection (RBI) and reliability centred maintenance (RCM) - the "probabilistic preventive maintenance methodology". The different and non-harmonised methodologies of RBI and RCM, since their initiations throughout various aspects of industry (not only storage tanks), have never been combined in the way proposed and implemented in EEMUA 159. The process is time based, condition based and reactive.

The new Edition 4 is available to purchase directly from EEMUA through the EEMUA Shop. Alternatively orders can be placed by emailing sales@eemua.orgg, or by contacting the Sales Department on + 44 (0)207 488 0801.