Wednesday, February 15, 2012

International group forms for tank storage standards

A new international standards group for coating and linings of petroleum equipment has been formed by the International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO).

The Standards Working Group (ISO TC 67 WG11) on Coating and Lining of Equipment and Structures in Petroleum and Natural Gas Industry held its first meeting last week, and the body will help to develop new, and update existing, standards within the industry.

The group is made up of 29 specialists from 12 different countries and Muayad Ajjawi, head of standards & regulations development at Qatar Petroleum, has been chosen as convener of the international group.

The work that the group will carry out is important in order to create corrosion protection of equipment and structures both internally and externally and Yasser Abu Alomrin, senior coating inspector from Qatar Petroleum, has been chosen as the project leader.

A new international standard will be written to help establish the international requirements for corrosion mitigation for internal surfaces of steel storage tanks for petrochemicals as one of the first developments.

In the first meeting, comments were reviewed, discussed and resolved, concerning the draft project standard on the internal coating and lining of storage tanks.

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