Tank farm operators typically perform tasks such as gauging, sampling, and making material transfers on a daily basis. Other tasks are performed only periodically. One of these periodic tasks is taking a storage tank out of service and bringing it back in service. This course describes the basic steps for taking an aboveground atmospheric tank out of service and putting it back in service.
State common reasons for taking aboveground storage tanks out of service
Define the terms "decommissioning a tank" and "recommissioning a tank"
List the four main stages of a decommissioning and recommissioning operation for an aboveground storage tank and list the major steps for each stage
Define the following terms: pyrophoric material, cold work, hot work, and confined space entry
Describe major safety and environmental concerns associated with decommissioning and recommissioning an aboveground storage tank
Describe the use of a formal permitting procedure during the decommissioning and recommissioning of an aboveground storage tank
Define the following terms: isolating, blocking in, and blind
Describe the major steps involved in a typical example of taking an aboveground storage tank out of service
Describe the major steps in a typical example of preparing a decommissioned aboveground storage tank for entry by personnel
Describe the tasks typically performed while an aboveground storage tank is out of service
Describe an operator's main responsibilities when a decommissioned tank is being cleaned and repaired
Identify special safety concerns that apply when a decommissioned tank is being cleaned and repaired
Describe the major steps that are typically involved in returning a decommissioned aboveground storage tank to service
Explain what water testing is
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