ABSTRACT

Coffee Break Training: Hazardous Materials: Spill Control for Aboveground Tanks   [open pdf - 338KB]

"Bulk flammable and combustible liquid storage facilities-often called 'tank farms'-are susceptible to significant environmental damage in the event of a spill or fire. In order to prevent such damage, spill control and containment is required by the model fire codes. In today's photograph, one or more tanks are separated into containment areas by dikes: soil or other materials intended to keep spilled liquids in the vicinity of the failed tank. The model codes allow diking as one means to prevent accidental liquid discharge from endangering adjacent tanks, adjoining property, or reaching waterways. Drainage control, channeling liquids away from tanks, is another acceptable method."

Report Number:
Coffee Break Training - Fire Protection Series No. FP-2011-11
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Date:
2011-03-15
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Copyright:
Public Domain
Retrieved From:
United States Fire Administration: http://www.usfa.fema.gov/
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pdf
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application/pdf
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