TULSA, June 17, 2020/Petroleum Equipment Institute/ -- The Petroleum Equipment Institute (PEI) will accept public comments for PEI/RP800 consideration until the end of business Tuesday, June 30. Comments may be submitted at https://www.pei.org/rp800.
The committee responsible for PEI RP/800: Recommended Practices for Installation of Bulk Storage Plants will tabulate and consider all submitted comments within 90 days of the close of the comment period.
“It's been seven years since the committee updated RP800, which PEI first published in 2008,” said Scott C. Boorse, director of technical programs and industry affairs at PEI. “Public comments will ensure the recommended practices continue to address advances in technologies and improvements in safe installation practices at bulk storage plants.”
RP800 consolidates published and unpublished information from equipment manufacturers, contractors, installers, bulk plant facility owners and regulators describing recommended practices for the construction of new petroleum bulk storage systems. The document applies to underground, aboveground, atmospheric and shop-fabricated tanks, associated piping, diking, spill containment, equipment intended for the bulk storage and transfer of petroleum, biofuels, and related products to and from wheeled delivery vehicle tanks. The recommended practices apply to single- and double-walled horizontal and vertical tanks, as well as insulated and fire-protected (resistant) tanks.
PEI created RP800 to help maximize system efficiency, prevent surface and groundwater contamination, minimize environmental hazards, reduce safety hazards and avoid practices that needlessly increase installation costs.
Members of the PEI Bulk Plant Installation Committee are:
- Chairman Terry Cooper, of Acterra Group Inc.
- Georges Boyazis, of Advantage Earth Products
- Roy Creley, of Lakes Region Environmental Contractors
- Khushal Diddee, of Liquid Controls LLC
- Wayne Geyer, of STI/SPFA
- William Morgan, of Collins Equipment Corp.
- Brian Savage, of Savage Associates Inc.
- Rick Zillig, of Morrison Bros. Co.
For more information about PEI recommended practices, email Scott C. Boorse at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Founded in 1951, PEI is composed of more than 1,600 companies engaged in manufacturing and distributing equipment used in the fuel and fluid handling industry. Members are located in 50 states and 81 countries. PEI, headquartered in Tulsa, Oklahoma, is the leading authority and source of information for the fuel and fluid handling equipment and services industry. For more information, visit www.pei.org.