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Think Tank is the blog of the International Liquid Terminals Association that highlights the liquid terminal industry and its importance to the U.S. and world economy.

ILTA Launches Y-TIP Symposium

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Working closely with Saudi Aramco and Tank Storage Magazine, ILTA will host its inaugural Young Terminal Industry Professionals Symposium on April 6. The online conference is aimed at all types of under-35 professionals in the bulk liquid storage industry, from those working outside on terminals themselves to those managing their operations inside. The three- hour event will feature presentations on a variety of topics for what is sure to be a cannot-miss event. 

ILTA to Host March EHSS Meeting

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Following January’s successful iteration, ILTA will host its next Environment, Health & Safety and Security Committee Meeting March 29-April 1. The EHSS meetings serve as a platform for ILTA terminal members to share with and learn from their peers as well as hear from outside experts on matters of importance to the bulk liquid storage industry.  Over the four-day event, ILTA terminal members can engage with one another on some of the most pressing issues facing the sector under the new Biden administration and the ongoing pandemic.

ILTA Publishes White Paper on VRUs

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An ILTA Working Group has completed work on a white paper describing a process hazard analysis of vapor recovery units and discussing mitigation options. ILTA opted to produce a white paper on this topic after it identified significant member interest following a Terminal Operating Practices Symposium (TOPS) presentation in September 2020. VRUs are used at petroleum loading facilities to control hydrocarbon emissions originating from all loading activities.

What Is a Terminal Automation System?

A guest blog from Dearman Systems Inc.

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Terminal automation software automates certain manual processes in a terminal, specifically around load authorization, product movement (via multiple transportation methods), product measurement, documentation, and reporting. The software is flexible and open to integration with other siloed systems and hardware, including meter skids, weight scales, tank gauging systems, and secure access control systems. These systems often bridge the gap between the Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)  and Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems. 

ILTA Building Robust Agenda for 2021 Conference

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ILTA’s annual conference and trade show is back and better than ever for 2021! This year’s event will again be held in Houston on October 4-6 and will feature a diverse array of speakers, from industry experts to government professionals, who will provide meaningful insight into critical issues effecting the tank terminals industry. In today’s issue of Think Tank, we will be overviewing some of the most anticipated sessions in October’s upcoming show.

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