Tank Strapping

Definition - What does Tank Strapping mean?

Tank strapping is a procedure used to measure fluids in storage tanks for dimensional calibration purposes. These measurements include the dimensions of a storage tank in which its height, external diameter, and volume holding capacity are measured. The primary purpose for carrying out tank strapping is to calibrate the dimensions and capacity of storage tank in which liquid fuel will be stored.

Petropedia explains Tank Strapping

When the tank strapping process is carried out, all the possible details of a storage tank that need to be known so as to store flammable petroleum products safely are measured. Tank strapping can be carried out on all types of storage tanks such as:

  • Fixed roof tanks
  • Floating roof tanks
  • Onshore bulk storage tanks
  • Vessels storage compartment (e.g., storage tanks on crude oil tankers, LNG vessels, etc.)
  • Storage tanks on trucks & rail wagons
Tank strapping measurements generally include measurements such as vertical wall roundness, profile measurement of tank shape, its roof, and its floor profiles. Once all the necessary measurements are recorded, all these recordings are used to prepare the tank tables.
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