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API 2016 RP Guidelines and Procedures for Entering and Cleaning Petroleum Storage Tanks (K20161 API-RP-2016)

SKU: K20161 API-RP-2016
Weight: 1 lbs 8 ozs
Brand: API
This Recommended Practice supplements the requirements of API 2016 RP Guidelines and Procedures for Entering and Cleaning Petroleum Storage Tanks (K20161 API-RP-2016). This compliments your API-2015 Standard! More details...
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API 2016 RP Guidelines and Procedures for Entering and Cleaning Petroleum Storage Tanks (K20161 API-RP-2016)
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This Recommended Practice is titled "API 2016 RP Guidelines and Procedures for Entering and Cleaning Petroleum Storage Tanks (K20161 API-RP-2016) " supplements the requirements of ANSI/API Standard 2015, Requirements for Safe Entry and Cleaning of Petroleum Storage Tanks, Sixth Edition. This RP provides guidance and information on the specific aspects of tank cleaning, in order to assist employers (owners/operators and contractors) to conduct safe tank cleaning operations in accordance with the requirements of ANSI/API Standard 2015. (api2016)

The table of contents for API 2016 RP Guidelines and Procedures for Entering and Cleaning Petroleum Storage Tanks (K20161 API-RP-2016) is as follows-

  1. General
    • Scope
    • Applicability
    • Regulatory Requirements
    • Administrative Controls and Procedures
  2. References
    • Codes, Standards and Related Publications
    • US Government Regulations
    • Other Publications
  3. Definitions
  4. Petroleum Storage Tank Hazards
    • Hazards
    • Oxygen Deficiency and Enrichment
    • Fire and Explosions
    • Toxic Substances
    • Stress Exposures
    • Physical and Other Hazards
  5. Vapor and Gas Freeing, Degassing and Ventilating Tanks
    • General
    • Vapor and Gas Freeing (and Degassing) Hazards
    • Mechanical Vapor and Gas Freeing
    • Steam Vapor Freeing
    • Natural Ventilation
    • Inert Gas Purging
    • Displacement of Vapors Using Water (Fuel Oil)
    • Degassing
  6. Removing Sludge and Residue from Tanks
    • General
    • Pumping and Vacuum Equipment
    • Safe Removal Precautions
    • Non-invasive Removal
    • Removal from Outside Tank
    • Removal from Inside Tank
    • Sludge Disposal
  7. Unique Tanks
    • General
    • Very Large Tanks
    • Floating Roof Tanks
    • Double Wall and Double Bottom Tanks
    • Low-Pressure Tanks
    • Conservation Tanks
  8. Safety Hazards Substances
    • General
    • Tanks with Pyrophoric Iron Sulfide Deposits
    • Cleaning Tanks with Products that Contain H2S of Hydrogen Sulfide Gas
    • Tanks that have been ion Leaded service
    • Tanks Containing Hazardous Sludge and Residue
  9. Control of Ignition Sources
    • General
    • Internal Combustion Engines
    • Electric Motors and Generators
    • Artificial Lighting
    • Electrical Bonding
    • Lightening Storms Pyrophoric Iron Sulfide Deposits
    • Hot Work
    • Smoking
  10. Tank Cleaning Check List
    • General
    • Pre-Planning
    • Removing Recoverable Product
    • Tank Isolation
    • Vapor Freeing the Tank
    • Atmospheric Testing
    • Cleaning the Tank
    • Working Inside and around the Tank
    • Returning the Tank to Service
    • Recommissioning
    • Recommissioning Safety Check
  11. Oxygen, Combustion Gas and Toxic Substances Instruments
    • General
    • Oxygen Monitors
    • Combustion Gas (Flammable Vapor) Indicators
    • Toxic Substance Testing Instruments
  12. Floating Roof Hazards Associated with Tank Cleaning
    • General
    • Applicability
    • Floating Roof Stability
    • Floating Roof Legs
    • Roof Failure and Collapse
    • Entry onto or Below Floating Roof (and into Floating Pontoons)
    • Inspections
    • Floating Roof Temporary Support Requirements


This API 2016 RP Guidelines and Procedures for Entering and Cleaning Petroleum Storage Tanks (K20161 API-RP-2016)  is an important document that can help even non-api industries.  applies to portable vacuum tanks, skids and trailers used in emergency spill clean-up sites.  There are also other API documents that can compliment this publication such as API 2015 Requirements for Safe Entry and Cleaning of Petroleum Storage Tanks.





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