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 forMoreThis 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.Section-1, Introduction, Scope, and Purpose, reviews the objectives of the book and examines the storage tank problem.Section-2, 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, and operation.Section-3, Tank Construction Features, provides an overview of the major construction features of each type of storage tank.Section-4, Fireground Operations reviews the Incident Management System as it applies to storage tank fires, and provides an overview of the Eight Step Process© as it relates to storage tank emergencies.Section-5, Extinguishing Agents and Water Supply Requirements reviews the basic requirements for selecting an extinguishing agent and establishing a water supply to protect exposures and carry out fire attack and extinguishment.Section-6, Tactical Guidelines 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.