New edition of EEMUA recommendations for refrigerated liquefied gas storage tanks

28 June 2016

The purpose of EEMUA 147 is to supply the outline information necessary for the categorisation, inspection and maintenance of single, double and full containment tanks for the bulk storage of refrigerated liquefied gases down to -165°C, and essentially at atmospheric pressure.

When Edition 1 was published in the mid-1980s it was the first publication in the world to define the various types of refrigerated liquefied gas (RLG) tanks available and define the full containment tank. It provided design and construction recommendations which were later adopted into a number of internationally accepted Standards. There are now numerous tanks that have been constructed to these Standards and operated successfully and safely for many years. As a consequence, Edition 2 did not replicate this data but concentrated instead on recommendations on the operation, inspection and maintenance of RLG tanks and included the new double concrete tanks design options.

The latest Edition 3 expands on the inspection advice and includes a new section dedicated to external inspection. It draws on the recommendations given in its sister publication EEMUA 159: Above ground flat bottomed storage tanks - guide to inspection, maintenance and repair.

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