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Petroleum Development Oman L.L.C.

UNRESTRICTED Document ID : SP-1135


August 2004 Filing key :

Tank Bund Specification

Keywords: Bunded area, Fixed Roof Tanks, Floating Roof Tanks, Impounding Basin

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Tank Bund Specification Version 2.0

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Tank Bund Specification Version 2.0

Authorised for issue August 2004

Signed :

A.C. Sluijterman
Corporate Functional Discipline Head Process Engineering

The following is a brief summary of the 4 most recent revisions to this document. Details of all
revisions prior to these are held on file by the issuing department.

Version No. Date Author Scope / Remarks


Version 1.0 June 99 Anton Sluijterman, Specification developed from ERD-09-02.
UEP/1

Version 2.0 Aug 04 Anton Sluijterman, Revalidation of the specification.


UEP

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Contents

1. Introduction.............................................................................................................................4
1.1 Background.......................................................................................................................4
1.2 Purpose.............................................................................................................................4
1.3 Changes to the Specification............................................................................................4

2. Tank Bund Specification......................................................................................................5

Appendix A Glossary of Definitions, Terms and Abbreviations.............................................6

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1. Introduction

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1.1 Background

This specification is developed from and replaces the Spacing of Tanks and Tank Bunding
Requirements Engineering Reference Document (ERD-09-02), issued in July 1993. Most of
the design requirements are now referred to the relevant Shell Design Engineering Practice
(DEP). The strict ERD requirement that the equivalent of 1 hour of production shall be added
to the largest interconnected tank volume to size the bund volume, has been relaxed.

1.2 Purpose
The purpose of this specification is to define the minimum design requirements for the bund
and/or impounding basin around tanks within PDO. This specification shall be used by
designers in or designated by PDO.

1.3 Changes to the Specification


The user shall obtain written approval from the Corporate Functional Discipline Head (CFDH)
Process Engineering for any deviation from this specification.

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2. Tank Bund Specification


The bund and/or impounding basin around tanks and small storage facilities shall be designed
in accordance with Shell DEP 34.11.00.11-Gen, entitled Site preparation and earthworks
including tank foundations and tank farms.

The total volume of the bunded area shall be calculated in accordance with section 5 of this
DEP. The DEP assumes that the net flow into the bunded area will be zero, either due to
immediate leak detection and subsequent station shutdown or because the inflow and outflow
are balanced. For PDO the net inflow shall be assessed, taking due consideration of the
automatic shutdown actions and the operating procedures to intervene after a leak in the
bunded area occurs. The bund volume specified by the DEP shall be increased by:

Additional volume = Net inlet flowrate * Time required to stop the net inlet flowrate

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Appendix A Glossary of Definitions, Terms and Abbreviations


The following terms and abbreviations, used in this document, are defined below:

Bund wall A wall of appropriate height and size, constructed of suitable


materials and designed to confine a spillage from tanks.
Bunded area An area surrounded by a bund wall in which oil spillage is
contained.

CFDH Corporate Functional Discipline Head

Compound (tank) An area containing one or more storage tanks.

DEP Design Engineering Practice

ERD Engineering Reference Document

Impounding basin An enclosure for collecting liquid spillage from one or more
sources, for example to collect spillage from two tank
compounds.
PDO Petroleum Development Oman

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