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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 manometer manhole automatic tank gauge secondary inlet bund wall concrete drain spiral staircase splash plate lagging breather valve drain valve manhole

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.

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.

spiral staircase click to hear : spiral staircase

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

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.

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.

drain valve click to hear : drain valve

Device for emptying the liquid from the tank.

manhole click to hear : manhole

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