EEMUA Seminar: 159 Ed. 5 Launch


Mottram Hall hotel, near Manchester, UK.




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EEMUA 159 represents the industry view of good practice in the operation of storage tanks. This seminar will provide a first look at the next edition of the guidance used worldwide by operators and regulators as an example of what “good” looks like.


Join us for the much anticipated launch of the 5th Edition of EEMUA 159: Above ground flat bottomed storage tanks. Guide to inspection, maintenance and repair. This Edition builds on the work of the previous Editions and provides additional material to reflect the advances in technology, understanding and operational information.

Sessions in this seminar will cover the changes in the new Edition 5, where a number of chapters have been significantly updated to include new content, including chapters on corrosion of tanks, general inspection techniques and interpretation of inspection data, floating roofs and probabilistic preventive maintenance (PPM).

There are also completely new chapters on mothballing, turn-around procedures, aluminium domes and operation at elevated temperatures.

The EEMUA member and Associate delegate fee covers the cost of a copy of EEMUA 159 Ed.5 at a significantly reduced rate (normally £299 RRP). Non-member delegates will also receive a copy of the publication, included in the delegate fee. All delegates will be be provided with their copy on the day.

Delegates from EEMUA Member and Associate companies will need to log in to ensure they are charged the member rate. Please note that member company users registering on the website for the first time should note that there is an additional validation step. In this case, we recommend registering for the event only after the ‘Welcome to EEMUA’ communication has been received to ensure the reduced rate is applied.

Group discount 

There is a five percent discount available for companies who register three or more delegates at the same time. It is possible to register as many delegates as required at the same time, as long as they all have a 'MyEEMUA' account. To get the discount, please select the ‘Invoice’ payment option. (All delegate and purchase order details should be at hand at the time of registration as the system cannot save entries if you exit or navigate away from the page.) Once the registration has been completed, we will provide you with an invoice reflecting the discount accordingly.

Please note: Once you register a group of three or more delegates, you cannot add additional delegates to your group order and receive the discount without registering a new group of three or more. Please be sure to account for each delegate before submitting the registration form.

Exhibitor Opportunities

If you are a business looking to connect with owners and operators of storage tanks, then why not exhibit at the event. There are a number of 3m x 2m space exhibition stands with a table and 2 chairs available.  Delegates will be able to visit the stands at registration, coffee/tea breaks, lunch and drinks reception after the event.  

Contact Chantelle Jones, Head of Training and Events on for further details and relevant forms. 

If you are unable to attend the event and would like to receive a notification once the new edition of EEMUA 159 has been released, please send an email to

Any event related queries should be sent to or feel free to ring the office on +44 (0)20 7488 0801. 

Who should attend:

This event will be vital for anyone who follows the current guidance in EEMUA 159. It should also be of interest to those who are involved in the management, assessment or inspection of storage tanks.


EEMUA Member £ 135 - Member
Non-member £ 550 - Non-member


08:30 - 09:00Registration
09:00 - 09:25Welcome and introduction
09:25 - 10:10Session 1 - Inspection techniques
10:10 - 10:40Session 2 - Hydrostatic tests
10:40 - 10:55Tea/Coffee
10:55 - 11:35Session 3 - Probabilistic Preventative Maintenance (Risk Based Inspection)
11:35 - 12:15Session 4 - Mothballing
12:15 - 13:15Lunch and networking
13:15 - 13:55Session 5 - Probabilistic Preventative Maintenance (Reliability Centred Maintenance)
13:55 - 14:25Session 6 - Finite Element Analysis requirements regarding Fitness-for-Service Assessments
14:25 - 14:40Tea/coffee
14:40 - 15:40Session 7 - Tank roofs and assessment of floating and fixed roofs
15:40 - 16:10Session 8 - Aluminium domes
16:10 - 16:40Session 9 - Use of steel storage tanks at elevated temperatures
16:40 - 16:45Wrap up
16:45 - 18:00Drinks reception