EEMUA Publication 159 Edition 5 primarily addresses storage tanks built in accordance with relevant British standards but where appropriate it also refers to and makes use of commonly accepted international standards and codes, such as those of the American Petroleum Institute (API). These differ little in the in-service conditions that they cover and the resulting inspection requirements. Accordingly, EEMUA 159 is intended as a general inspection, maintenance and repair guide applicable to above ground vertical cylindrical steel storage tanks built to standards such as BS 2654, API 620 and API 650, DIN 4119-1 and -2, CODRES, G0801 and EN 14015.

This document represents a minimum of suggested NDT (non-destructive testing) inspection sheets for the elements of steel storage tanks. Use of these inspection sheets is at the risk of the user and EEMUA takes no responsibility for errors or omissions that may be found. These free inspection sheets, used within the context of EEMUA 159, will help ensure that storage tanks are suitably inspected. 

These inspection sheets Include the changes made in Amendment 1 to EEMUA Publication 159 Edition 5 (Imprint 08/2018). They are also available in DutchFrench, German, Italian, Mandarin and Spanish.

Some key aspects of this EEMUA Checklist are addressed further in EEMUA's Storage Tanks e-learning which is available in Dutch and English.