Fundamentals of Aboveground Storage Tanks in Oil and Gas Industry (1.2 CEUs)

Daily Schedule:
8:00am - Registration and coffee
8:30am - Session begins
4:30pm - Adjournment
Breakfast, two refreshment breaks and lunch are provided daily (Except Webinars).
This course is divided into two sessions. The June sessions will be held on June 11 & 18. The November sessions will be held on November 19 & 26. 
This course covers Aboveground storage tank design, materials of construction, operation, maintenance, inspection and integrity assessment. Aboveground storage tanks codes and standards like API 650, API 620, API 653, API 651, API 652, NFPA Tanks, AWWA tanks, AER Directive 55 and ULC tanks will be discussed.
This course is designed to provide participants with an understanding in the fundamentals of Aboveground Storage tank and tank systems
Target Audience
Mechanical Engineers, Plant Engineers, Process Engineers, Inspectors, EITs, Reliability Engineers, Maintenance Engineers, Production Engineers, Mechanical Engineering Technologists and Technicians
After you attend this course/workshop, you will be able to:
  • Understand different type of aboveground storage tanks
  • Have general overview and knowledge of codes and standards relating to Above ground storage tanks
  • Perform tank shell thickness design calculations using the “1-foot method”
  • Understand tank corrosion control strategies including coating, lining and cathodic protection
  • Understand the key element of tank integrity management program (TIMP)
  • Be able to implement tank inspection and maintenance strategy
  • Perform tank integrity and fitness for service calculations to make a run, repair or replace decision
Materials Required
  • API 653
  • API 650

Philip Igwe

Philip Igwe, M.Sc., Ph.D, P.Eng, is currently a Senior Engineer with an Oil and Gas company. He has more than 20 years of engineering and consulting experience in Oil and Gas industry across Africa, Europe and North America

He has worked extensively in the areas of Projects, Maintenance and Reliability Improvement of static and rotating equipment in the Oil and Gas industry. His main areas includes Pipelines, Piping, Pressure Vessels, Pressure Safety Valves, Storage Tanks, Boilers, Heat Exchangers and Power Plants
Dr Igwe is a certified API 653, API 510 and API 571 as well as API 570 Piping Inspector and has been involved in many Piping and Pipeline design projects. He has worked in areas of piping inspection, maintenance and integrity assessment. He has been in Root Cause Analysis RCA and technical bulletins/alerts with regards to Piping ad Pipeline Systems incidents.
Dr. Igwe has authored/co-authored more than 15 peer review Conference and Journal papers in the field of Mechanical Engineering.
Dr. Igwe graduated (valedictorian/summa cum laude) in Mechanical Engineering, Federal University of Technology, Owerri Nigeria. He has a Masters Degree in Mechanical Engineering from University of Leeds UK, and PhD in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario. Dr. Igwe worked as a Researcher with National Research Council (NRC) of Canada. He has many years of teaching experience and was a Post-Doctoral Fellow with the University of Alberta.


  • Introduction
  • Aboveground Storage Tanks Codes and Standards Overview
  • Types of Storage Devices
    • Aboveground
    • Belowground
    • Pond and Lined earthen excavations
    • Cylindrical tanks
    • Spherical Tanks
    • Fixed Roof
    • Floating Roof
  • Tank Materials of Construction – Tank Bottom, Shell and Roof Plates
  • Tank Components
  • Tank Design
    • API 650
    • API 620
    • NFPA 22
    • AWWA D100
  • Tank Coating
    • API 652 - Linings of Aboveground Petroleum Storage Tanks Bottoms
    • ANSI/AWWA D102-03—Standard for Coating Steel Water-Storage Tanks
  • Tank Cathodic Protection
    • API 651 - Cathodic Protection of Aboveground Petroleum Storage Tanks
  • Tank Operations and Maintenance
  • Tank Inspections and Repairs
    • TIMP
    • API 653
    • AWWA C652-02 Disinfection of Water Storage Facilities
    • AER Directive055 - Storage Requirements for the Upstream Petroleum Industry
  • Damage Mechanisms and Corrosion Assessment of Tank Systems
  • Introduction to Tank Fitness for Service Assessment
  • Aboveground Storage Tank Pressure Relief System
  • Summary

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Education @ Your Desk. A Live Webinar Class means that you will attend the class via the web using your computer. There are scheduled breaks for coffee and lunch. You use a microphone, headset, or your phone and are able to interact with the instructor and other students while following notes while watching the presentation slides online just as you would in a live classroom. Notes are posted online. For an extra cost a hard copy can be requested.

The virtual classroom is becoming more and more popular, and we have a lot of experience teaching in this format. The only real difference between a live in-class and live via webinar is where you sit and what you look at. You can learn from the comfort of your own home or office. You pay less for the live webinar format than you would for the in-class format, and you do not have to travel to another city to attend the class. Please contact us at for Special Group & Corporate Rates for one or more participants.

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OS: Android 2.2 or higher

Course Materials

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