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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 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.

Benefits of Being an ILTA Member

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The International Liquid Terminals Association has long been an advocacy force for the bulk liquid storage industry in Washington, DC. The association is the only in Washington specifically representing the interests of the liquid terminal industry in Congress and at regulatory agencies. ILTA seeks to promote policies that will benefit the industry and promote safe and efficient operations.  

ILTA Launches Inaugural January EHS&S Committee Meetings

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ILTA hosted its first ever January Environment, Health and Safety, and Security subcommittee meetings last week virtually. The four-day event consisted 1.5- to two-hour covering a wide range of issues, including Environmental, Social and Corporate Governance reporting, US Environmental Protection Agency’s final kb tank rule (issued earlier this week), expected Occupational Health and Safety Administration regulatory changes under the coming Biden administration and more.

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