EEMUA 159 Storage Tanks e-learning


The Storage Tanks e-learning training course has been produced for eligible company users as a benefit of membership. It can also be accessed via a purchase through the EEMUA shop. The course provides an introduction to EEMUA Publication 159 and the CompeTank® series of training courses. 


The e-learning training course is positioned at the awareness level and is an optional precursor to working through EEMUA Publication 159 and taking the associated classroom training. On completion of the desktop version, immediate certification is provided for the registered user that launched or purchased the course.

The content of this course has been approved for Continuing Professional Development (CPD) by the Society of Operations Engineers (SOE), a Professional Engineering Institution licensed by the Engineering Council in the UK.

The course covers:

  • Types of tank    
  • Tank operation    
  • Product considerations    
  • How strong is a tank?    
  • Factors affecting working life    
  • Climate and storage tanks    
  • Vapour space corrosion    
  • Common forms of tank failure
  • Prevention - the critical area    

This e-learning course is recommended for all levels of employees including technicians, managers, graduate or other engineers who are just starting to work with storage tanks, as well as tank farm managers, safety representatives and supervisors. People with the following job titles (amongst others) should find this e-learning course of relevance: Field Technician, Inspection Engineer, Integrity Engineer, Maintenance Engineer, Project Engineer, Static Equipment Engineer and Technical Inspector.

Organisations from the following industry sectors should find this e-learning course of interest: chemicals; downstream oil and gas; manufacturing; power generation; storage; and water and wastewater.

Either completing (but not passing) or passing this e-learning course has no bearing on entry into the CompeTank training courses, but you may choose to take one or more as a natural progression.

This 30-minute e-learning course is best viewed on a desktop computer that uses the latest version of one of the main web browsers and has a reliable broadband internet connection. A mobile app version for EEMUA Corporate Members, which provides both online and offline options for taking the course, is available for Android and iOS devices. Access details are provided by email on registration for the course.

To take the e-learning training course:

EEMUA Corporate Members - please log-in, click on ‘Register’ and once authenticated click on ‘Launch’ to begin the course.

EEMUA Associates receive a 25% discount on e-learning. Please click on ‘Add to basket' and purchase via the EEMUA shop. Access to the module will remain open for 91 days after payment has been received.

Non-Members - please click on ‘Add to basket' and purchase via the EEMUA shop. Access to the module will remain open for 91 days after payment has been received.

Group bookings for EEMUA's e-learning training courses are possible at discounted rates. Please email us your requirements (including the number of learners and specific courses to be accessed) to and we will provide you with a quote.

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Non-member price: £195.00

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