Environmental Management of Petroleum Storage Tank Systems AFSI

AFSI combine more than 55 years of experience in the management of aviation fuel. Our fuel specialists come from both the supplier and end-user sides of the industry. Their hands-on experience provides them with an ideal understanding of the workings of the airline business and the dynamics of the jet fuel market. Combined with international exposure through associations with such standard-setting bodies as ICAO, IATA, JIG and ASTM provide AFSI with a unique perspective on the aviation fuel industry.

Ravin Appadoo

Ravin Appadoo is a seasoned aviation professional with over 20 years of experience in the industry. As an Aviation Fuel Consultant, his work involves conducting research, feasibility studies, market analysis, training and audit work for airlines, airports, oil companies and such organizations as the International Air Transport Association, the United Nations and the International Civil Aviation Organization.

Domenic Caccese

Domenic Caccese is Consultant at Aviation Fuel Solutions International Inc. He has a broad and rich experience in quality control systems, Inspections Training and Operation Standards. Spanning a 42-year career in commercial aviation. His experience included managing in various departments

Shamim Pirmoradi

Shamim Pirmoradi is an IT professional with 10 years of experience in the industry. He attended University of Sherbrooke, Canada in Computer Science. Was responsible to implement a Fuel Inventory Management System for Guyoil in Guyana. This system is installed at Guyoil’s main terminal to manage product inventory.

Ervin Appadoo

Ervin Appadoo is an Environmental Analyst with experience in the Aviation sector. Skilled in Research, Data Analysis, Forecasting, Microsoft Excel and Training & Development. He holds a Commercial Pilot License. Professional with a Bachelor of Applied Science - BASc with a specialization in Environmental Science from Concordia University.

iFluids Engineering is a leading engineering and risk management consulting firm for off-shore and onshore oil and gas upstream, midstream, and downstream industries. Our focus is to provide quality Engineering & Risk Management services at affordable cost to meet customer requirements. We always work to exceed customer expectation and provide a happy customer experience rather than just customer satisfaction. Our committed team of engineers, associates and experts thrive on the challenges of the customer’s project.

Experience of the AFSI and iFluids Engineering:

Both iFluids Engineering and AFSI combined experience span a number of areas including:

  • Aviation fuel
  • Spill management
  • Environmental emissions at airports
  • Environmental management activities
  • Environmental management plan
  • Emergency response and preparedness and management plan
  • Irrigation water quality
  • Ground water
  • Air emissions
  • Noise monitoring
  • Waste disposal

Recent environmental projects include:

  • 2017 – Guyoil Fuel Inventory Management System Project
  • 2017 – Qatar power irrigation water quality study
  • 2016 – Essar storage terminal environmental quantitative risk assessment

Environmental Management of Petroleum Storage Tank Systems

General Requirements:

  • An inventory of all on-site storage tanks containing petroleum or allied petroleum products must be kept up to date
  • Copies of documents that are essential to the management of the institution's petroleum storage tank systems

Product Transfer Areas:

  • All storage tank systems must have product transfer areas that are designed to contain spills and overfills

Risk Assessment and Storage Tank System Emergency Plan:

  • Institutions must apply a risk management methodology to their inventory of storage tank systems
  • identify potential risk sources
  • determine potential sources of spread of petroleum product
  • identify the potential consequences of storage tank system emergencies
  • identify current storage tank system risk mitigation (reduction) strategies
  • assess the health and safety and environmental risk consequences of storage tank system emergencies
  • Following the Risk Assessment, institutions must ensure that storage tank system Emergency Plans are completed, regularly updated and operational at all times
  • The storage tank system Emergency Plan will be unique for each storage tank system

The following aspects will be studied during EMP Study

  1. Impacts on natural resources – Stress on regional water resources, fossil fuels will be studied
  2. Air quality impact assessment – Emission of dusts and aerosols, modeling and prediction of impacts due to release of dusts and community level and occupational health impacts
  3. Noise emissions impacts – Cumulative noise Prediction due to the operation of the activities
  4. Water quality impacts – Impact on Water balance, wastewater discharges and quality shall be studied
  5. Socioeconomic Impacts - A detailed review of the socioeconomic status of the study area will be carried out to establish the positive and negative impacts on the socioeconomic environment and biodiversity in the study area
  6. Environmental management plan - Air quality management plan, wastewater treatment and recycling programs, possibility of zero discharge programs, rain water harvesting plans, noise control and mitigation plan, Solid and hazardous waste management plan, socioeconomic

Leak Detection and Monitoring:

  • Institutions with underground storage tank system and/or piping must have automatic gauging
  • Institutions with horizontal aboveground storage tank system without secondary containment must visually inspect the exterior walls of the tanks once per month
  • Institutions with vertical aboveground storage tank system without secondary containment must initially inspect the walls and afterwards set up an ongoing leak detection or monitoring program
  • Institutions with a storage tank system that has a sump must use continuous leak monitoring

Data Management and Reporting:

  • Institutions must keep records of operation and maintenance programs
  • Any episode involving a major petroleum product leak, spill, fire or explosion requires completion of an Environmental Incident Report

Contact Us

  • Aviation Fuel Solutions International
  • 867 Chelsea Crescent
  • Cornwall, Ontario
  • Canada, K6H 6Y6
  • Telephone: +1 613 930 9213
  • Email: info@aviationfuelsolutions.ca

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