Improving the Oil Storage System of Western Siberia,
ARMY FOREIGN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY CENTER CHARLOTTESVILLE VA
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Conventional oil storage tanks are unsuitable for the conditions of western Siberia due to their high construction and maintenance costs, soil and wind conditions and losses of light oil fractions caused by cyclical temperature variations. These problems have been largely overcome in an oil storage system developed at the Tyumen Industrial Institute. It consists of bottomless cylindrical tanks, immersed in a water medium. The tanks are filled with oil from the top, displacing the water. The water provides large safety margins, allows for construction in swampy or inundated areas and serves to insulate the oil against subzero temperatures.
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