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API 2015 Safe Entry and Cleaning of Petroleum Storage Tanks (K20156 : API-RP-2015)

SKU: K20156 (API-RP-2015)
Weight: 1 lbs 15 ozs
Brand: API
This standard API 2015 Safe Entry and Cleaning of Petroleum Storage Tanks provides safety practices for tanks. A must publication! API 2015 Safe Entry and Cleaning of Petroleum Storage Tanks (K20156 : API-RP-2015) More details...
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This standard is titled "API 2015 Safe Entry and Cleaning of Petroleum Storage Tanks (K20156 : API-RP-2015) and provides safety practices for preparing, emptying, isolating, ventilating, atmospheric testing, cleaning, entry, hot work and recommissioning activities in, on and around atmospheric and low-pressure (up to and including 15-psig) aboveground storage tank that have contained flammable, combustible or toxic materials. This standard directs the user from decommissioning (removal from service) through recommissioning (return to service). This standard API 2015 Safe Entry and Cleaning of Petroleum Storage Tanks applies to stationary tanks used in all sectors of the petroleum and petrochemical plants, and terminals.

The table of contents for API 2015 Safe Entry and Cleaning of Petroleum Storage Tanks (K20156 : API-RP-2015)  is as follows-

  1. General
    • Scope
    • Non-Applicability and Other Tank Applications
    • ANSI / API Recommended Practice 2016
    • Regulatory Requirements
    • Tank Cleaning Overview
  2. References
    • Codes, Standards and Related Publications
    • US Government Regulations
    • Other Publications
  3. Definitions
  4. Administrative Controls and Procedures
    • General
    • Written Tank Cleaning Program
    • Qualified Persons
    • Training Requirements
    • Contractor
    • Tank Cleaning Equipment
  5. Preparing the Tank for Entry and Cleaning
    • Initial Preparations
    • Typical Tanks
    • Decommissioning
    • Isolating the Tank
    • Control of Ignition Sources
    • Vapor and Gas Freeing, Degassing and Venting
    • Initial Tank Cleaning
  6. Testing the Tank Atmosphere
    • Atmospheric Testing Procedures
    • Atmospheric Testing Instruments
    • Atmospheric Testing
  7. Storage Tank Hazards
    • General
    • Oxygen Deficiency and Enrichment
    • Fire and Explosion Hazards
    • Toxic Substances
    • Physical and Other Hazards
  8. Hazard Assessment for Entry Permits
    • General
    • Level of Entry
    • Entry into Tanks Classified as Permit Required Confined Space
    • Entry in Tanks Classified as Non-Permit Required Confined Space
    • Entry into Tanks Classified as Non-Confined Spaces
    • Entry for Assessment of Tank Condition
    • Personal Protective Equipment
    • Protective Clothing and Equipment
    • Respiratory Protection
  9. Tank Cleaning Personnel
    • General
    • Entry Supervisors
    • Entrants
    • Attendants
    • Qualified Persons
  10. Entering and Working Inside the Tank
    • General
    • Entry Permit
    • Continuous forced Air Ventilation
    • Tanks Safe (Cold) Work, Maintenance and Repairs
    • Undesirable Product, Sludge and Residual Disposal
  11. Hot Work and Tank Repairs
    • General
    • Hot Work Permit
    • Hot Work Hazards
    • Hot Work in Leaded Service Tanks
    • Fire Prevention
    • Emergency Planning
    • Emergency Responses Plan
    • Outside Rescue Services
    • Employer (Owner / Operator and Contractor) Rescue
    • Rescue Equipment
    • Other Emergencies
    • Medial Emergencies
  12. Recommissioning
    • General
    • Recommissioning Preparation
    • Refilling Tanks
    • Sampling and Gauging Tanks
    • Control of Ignition Sources
  13. Training
    • General
    • Qualification


This API 2015 Safe Entry and Cleaning of Petroleum Storage Tanks (K20156 : API-RP-2015) is an important document that can help even non-api industries.   There are also other API documents that can compliment this publication such as API RP 2016 Guidelines and Procedures for Entering and Cleaning Petroleum Storage Tanks.




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