Print copies of the Petroleum Equipment Institute’s Recommended Practices for Overfill Prevention for Shop-Fabricated Aboveground Tanks (PEI/RP600-07)
Print copies of the Petroleum Equipment Institute’s Recommended Practices for Overfill Prevention for Shop-Fabricated Aboveground Tanks (PEI/RP600-07) are available for purchase. Produced by PEI’s Aboveground Tank Overfill Prevention committee, the document is intended to provide a comprehensive reference that consolidates the latest published and unpublished information from equipment manufacturers, installers, tank owners, and regulators concerning proper procedures and equipment to minimize aboveground tank overfill incidents.
As the transfer of large quantities of fuel into aboveground storage tanks usually involves a variety of pumps, pipes, valves and controls, the configuration of this equipment is often unique to each storage-tank facility. Consequently, the lack of industry standards for fuel-transfer procedures and equipment, as well as reliance on a minimum number of personnel to execute the operation, pose what document authors contend are significant challenges to reducing the occurrence of overfill incidents. Thus, PEI has produced its document with the aim of preventing loss of life, tank overfills, and damage to property; protecting the environment; promoting best practices for safely transferring fuel into tanks; and, minimizing costs incurred by cleanup and remediation.
Recommended practices cited in the publication are limited to installation, operation, inspection, maintenance and testing of overfill-prevention equipment used on shop-fabricated, stationary, and atmospheric aboveground tanks intended for the storage or supply of liquid petroleum products and alternative fuels. These recommended practices may be applied to tanks used for bulk storage; motor-fuels dispensing; emergency-generator systems; or, used-oil storage systems.
Copies of the 34-page report can be purchased on PEI’s Web site at www.pei.org/rp600 or by contacting PEI at 918/494-9696. Single copy costs are $40 for PEI members and $95 for nonmembers.