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Renovating Interior  Underground Solvent Storage Tanks (USST)

An Intensive 5-Day Training Course

Renovating Interior
Underground Solvent Storage Tanks (USST)

Scheduled Dates

08 - 12 Jul 2024 Dubai - UAE $5,950
02 - 06 Dec 2024 Dubai - UAE $5,950
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Why Choose this Training Course?

An Underground Solvent Storage Tank system (USST) is a combination of tank and underground piping connected that has at least 10 percent of its combined volume underground. The greatest potential hazard from a leaking UST is that it can seep into the soil and contaminate groundwater. In addition, the USST environmental risks include the potential for fire and explosion. Such hazards highlight the importance of this customized course for the persons responsible for operating and maintaining this type of storage tanks.

This PetroKnowledge Renovating Interior Underground Solvent Storage Tanks (USST) training course will highlight the following issues related to renovation of the (USST) interior:

  • Requirements for USST installation and protection
  • Regulations for USST monitoring and maintenance
  • Detection and corrective actions of USST leaks
  • Best practices for renovating USST internal surfaces
  • Assessment and testing of USST internal surfaces applied coating

What are the Goals?

By the end of this PetroKnowledge training course, participants will learn to:

  • Outline the USST common internal surface defects
  • Explain the methods of USST surface preparation
  • Repair USST internal surface imperfections
  • Apply proper coating for USST renovation
  • Assess the applied USST internal surface coating

Who is this Training Course for?

This Renovating Interior Underground Solvent Storage Tanks (USST) training course is intended for professionals who are involved in underground storage tank: selection, operation, maintenance, and repair. It is also intended for, but not limited to, professionals involved in handling, loading of solvents from these tanks.

This training course is suitable to a wide range of professionals but will greatly benefit:

  • Managers for USST operations
  • Engineers for planning of USST renovation
  • Technicians for repairing USST
  • Safety engineers for monitoring USST operation and maintenance
  • Maintenance department professionals
  • Persons interested in subject matter

How will this Training Course be Presented?

This PetroKnowledge training course will be conducted along workshop principles with formal lectures and interactive worked examples. The emphasis in this Petro-Knowledge training will be on the explanation of all technical phenomena and providing answers to problems that are encountered in everyday industrial practice related to maintenance, repair and alterations of process equipment. Each learning point will be reinforced with practical examples. There will be ample opportunities for active discussion and sharing professional experiences and exchange that will help solidify the gained knowledge. All course materials will be provided.

Daily Agenda

Day One: Introduction to USST 

  • Basic definitions
  • Requirements for establishing USST
  • Types and applications of USST
  • USST system
  • Cathodic protection of USST
  • Regulations for USST

Day Two: Leak Detection from USST and Corrective Actions 

  • USST monitoring
  • Warning signs of leakage
  • Release detection and leak confirmation
  • Regulatory notifications
  • Immediate corrective actions
  • Documentation and reporting

Day Three: Preparatory Work for USST Repair 

  • Common defects of USST surfaces
  • Standard grades of surface cleanliness
  • Removal of surfaces imperfections
  • Methods for surface cleaning
  • Inspection and assessment of surfaces condition prior to coating
  • Personnel and environment protection

Day Four: Repair and Plastering as needed after Inspection 

  • Repairing steel underground tanks
  • Repairing concrete underground tanks
  • Surface plastering procedure
  • Factors for recommended paint system selection
  • Procedure for coating application
  • Safety and environmental precautions
  • Inspection of coated surfaces

Day Five: Safety for Operation and Maintenance of USST

  • Environmental Site Assessment
  • Assessment of USST safety integrity level requirements, Checklists Emergency plan for product release
  • Emergency response measures
  • Operating with high reliability organizations
  • OSHA Hazard Information Bulletins Underground Storage Tanks
  • EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) regulations for USST
  • Personal Safety Equipment (PSE)


  • On successful completion of this training course, a PetroKnowledge Certificate will be awarded to the delegates

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  • To register online through our website, please click “Enroll Now” on the course page, complete and submit the form. A confirmation e-mail and instructions will be sent to the participant’s e-mail.
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When and how do I arrange payments?

  • Payments can be made in USD or UAE local currency AED (Arab Emirates Dirhams) either by Bank Transfer or by Credit Card. Our Bank Account details will be provided on the invoice.
  • Course fees are payable upon booking unless a valid, authorized Purchase Order is provided and accepted.
  • Invoices will be sent via email/courier to the ID/name and address provided.
  • The course fee shall be settled prior to course start date. Corporate payments with existing payment policy shall be relayed to us in advance.

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