(EnergyAsia, October 2, Friday) — Global tank solutions provider HMT will be spearheading efforts at upgrading terminal storage industry practices in Asia at the “Fuel Storage and Terminalling Course: Management and Operations” event on October 28-29 in Singapore.

Through its Singapore office at HMT Pte Ltd, the Texas, US-based storage tank specialists will be sharing their in-depth knowledge and worldwide experience with diverse members of the regional storage tank industry including terminal owners and operators, oil and gas companies, power generation companies, fuel and bunker traders, logistics and distribution experts, tank inspection, maintenance and cleaning service providers, engineering firms, health, environment, safety and security specialists, surveyors and numerous ancillary services providers.

Bill Stapleton, executive vice president at HMT Inc, will be flying-in from the company’s headquarters in Houston, the US to join Paul Butler, regional manager for Asia-Pacific, to share their expertise.

Mr Stapleton, a storage tank industry veteran with over 30 years’ experience, will present “Innovation in Tank Design and Construction to Attain Operating Capacity Gains and Inventory Reduction”, “Best Practices of Operations and Management”, Environmental Strategies for Storage Terminals” and “Strategies for Tank Storage Maintenance”.

Mr Butler, who has 15 years in the industry, will be co-presenting on the above topics.

HMT provides a complete line of products and services for aboveground storage tanks including tank inspection, maintenance and repair, fabrication, engineering and design, coating and lining, calibration, new tank construction and turnkey services. The company’s tank products meet or exceed the requirements for Emission Controls under the US EPA, API and European IPPC / BREF regulations.

Organised by August Energy Pte Ltd, next month’s fuel storage event is prompted by the surging demand for fuel storage facilities due to the global oil stockpiling frenzy to address energy security concerns.

Other expert firms sharing their domain knowledge at the event the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF), ST-Airport Services Pte Ltd, STET Maritime Pte Ltd, Emerson Process Management, Applus RTD Application Centre Asia & Pacific, TechSafe Sales Asia Pte Ltd, and Fairworth Associates.

They will cover topics related specifically to the safety, security, environmental and health issues of operating fuel storage tanks and terminals in Singapore and Asia. As more companies build oil, gas and chemical storage terminals in the region, there is growing concern that these facilities, if not properly designed, built and managed, could pose a threat to the community at large.

The course programme and other event details are available at August Energy’s site http://www.augustenergy.biz. Also, please contact August Energy at +65 6438 0933, or send an email to singapore@hmttank.com.