Colonial employs risk management to distribute load of tank-inspection program

After formally adopting API Standard 653 for its tank inspection and repair program, Colonial Pipeline Co, Atlanta, Ga., has developed procedures based on risk-management principles to level the load of tanks out of service for inspection at any one time.Colonial Pipeline consists of 5,519 miles of pipeline, extending from Houston and other Gulf Coast refining centers to markets throughout the South and East Coast. The pipeline's northern terminus is Linden, NJ, at the New York harbor. Colonial Pipeline's Linden, NJ, terminal is one of the sites for breakout tankage that has been subjected to the company's analysis of its inspection and rehabilitation needs under API Standard...

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