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tanks click to hear : tanks

Large covered cylindrical containers that are usually made of steel; liquid or gaseous oil products are stored here between the time they are refined and sold.
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fixed-roof tank main inlet spray nozzle breather valve tank gauge float manometer manhole automatic tank gauge secondary inlet bund wall concrete drain drain valve spiral staircase manhole splash plate lagging

fixed-roof tank click to hear : fixed-roof tank

Fixed roof that keeps the tank sealed tightly; it is used to store heavy products such as diesel fuel, kerosene and asphalt.

main inlet click to hear : main inlet

Large pipe through which liquids are introduced into the tank.

spray nozzle click to hear : spray nozzle

Device that sprays water onto the roof of the tank to cool it when the temperature rises.

breather valve click to hear : breather valve

Movable part that regulates the internal pressure of the tank; pressure fluctuates during emptying and filling and with the temperature.

tank gauge float click to hear : tank gauge float

Element that floats on the surface of the stored liquid; it measures its level.

manometer click to hear : manometer

Device that measures the pressure of the product inside the tank.

manhole click to hear : manhole

Round opening in the tank that is covered with a plate; workers can pass through it.

automatic tank gauge click to hear : automatic tank gauge

Device used to measure the level of the liquid in the tank; the tank gauge float’s movement is transmitted to a magnet, which moves the hands on a dial.

secondary inlet click to hear : secondary inlet

Small pipe through which liquids are introduced into the tank.

bund wall click to hear : bund wall

Cement wall around the tank that protects the environment in the event of accidental leakage.

concrete drain click to hear : concrete drain

Small concrete trench used to drain off the product in the event of a spill or when the tank is emptied.

drain valve click to hear : drain valve

Device for emptying the liquid from the tank.

spiral staircase click to hear : spiral staircase

Staircase whose stairs wind around the wall of the tank to the roof.

manhole click to hear : manhole

Round opening in the tank that is covered with a plate; workers can pass through it.

splash plate click to hear : splash plate

Gutter used to collect water draining from the roof.

lagging click to hear : lagging

Material that covers the wall of the tank to keep it watertight and prevent corrosion.