Day: 24 January 2007
Designing and specifying storage tanks is fraught with risk. Lee Forbes reports
Health and safety and environmental liabilities are increasingly placed on specifiers, purchasers, end-users and manufacturers of tanks for hazardous or non-hazardous liquids. So, great care must be taken not just with the design of the basic tank and safety bund, but also with ancillary safety items. It is not uncommon for safety protection equipment to induce alternative risks.
Burning dust: The hazards
With organic matter being banned from landfills, and high-quality solids required for agriculture, heat drying is an attractive option. Frank Rogalla of Black & Veatch reviews the hazards of drying, and presents ways of reducing safety incidents in design and operation of drying systems
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