This publication provides emergency response
personnel with background information, procedures,
and guidelines for handling aboveground and
underground storage tank emergencies. It is
designed to develop the knowledge and skills
necessary for emergency response personnel to
safely and effectively manage a storage tank
emergency. It is based upon nationally recognized
engineering practices and safe operating practices,
and training programs.
The book is divided into six major sections.
"Introduction, Scope, and Purpose,"
reviews the objectives of the book and examines the
storage tank problem.
"Codes, Standards, and Regulations,"
takes an in-depth look at the various consensus
standards, state and federal regulations that serve
as the basis for storage tank design, construction,
"Tank Construction Features,"
provides an overview of the major construction
features of each type of storage tank.
"Extinguishing Agents and Water Supply
reviews the basic requirements for selecting an
extinguishing agent and establishing a water supply
to protect exposures and carry out fire attack and
provides some general guidance on how to size-up
specific types of storage tank fires, evaluate
their hazards and risks, and handle various types
of tank emergencies. This section also addresses
the underground storage tank problem and provides
guidance on how to handle gasoline-related problems
in storm water and sewer systems.
1st edition (1997) Red Hat Publishing 170 pp.