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Fuel oil storage in MA

Wednesday, February 23, 2005   By: Mike
Are polypropelyne storage leagle in MA?

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Friday, February 25, 2005   By: Stephen H
After doing a bit of web search, I find very little pertinent information popping up. First off, do you have a particular tank in mind? Or is this a general question? If a particular tank, try the manufacturer first- they should know generally where it can be used. If it's not intended specifically for heating oil, then it probably can't be used. Secondly, check with your local authorities- perhaps city hall or fire department- and see if they regulate the tanks. If so, you'll get your answer there as to what is permissible. Pretty much everything I find on the net concerns steel tanks, so I'm guessing that's the way it ought to be.

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Thursday, February 24, 2005   By: MJCronin
Larry, Mike........guys, ummmmmmm........ The storage of diesel fuel or No2 fuel oil in a poly tank.....well, its just a really, really bad idea for what I consider to be the obvious reason..........poly cannot withstand the heat of a nearby fire, but steel can..........This idea is also in violation of NFPA-30 which is in effect in Massachusetts as well as many other states

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Wednesday, February 23, 2005   By: Lawrence
The material (whatever the tank contruction is) must be suitable for the service (whatever the fluid is). The tank needs to be built to a standard. Lawrence

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Atmospheric Design Pressure
By: Fathi [46]

The whole story is to avoid brittle fracture=

Test temperature shall be equal or warmer than Minimum Metal Design temperature at Test pressure.
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I would limit my minimum testing temperature for a tank (or even for a vessel or a piping system) by the =

Temp = maximum of [ Min(lower shell) , Min(shell# 2) ....Min (Upper shell) ]

For a Shell# i the minimum is function ( of shell tickness , Material group ) and this can be found in API 650 , Fig 2-1

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