The adoption of good practice is essential throughout the design, manufacture, installation, operation, inspection and maintenance of chemical storage tank systems so that system failures are minimised and the risk of environmental or health and safety incidents are reduced. Adopting good practice in the early stages of a system's selection and design can have a profound effect on the ability of site staff and contractors to install, operate and maintain systems safely and effectively. This good practice guide is intended for use by project promoters, designers, manufacturers, construction project managers, site managers and operatives, regulators, construction and maintenance, engineers, foremen, supervisors and operatives. The guidance is useful reading for all organisations represented on a site where chemicals are stored, whether as promoter, owner, user, designer, main contractor or sub-contractor. The advice contained in this document is based on both long adopted common practice from chemical storage sites, and more recent practices. Therefore, it is applicable to all levels of experience - not just those new to chemical storage systems.The complete guidance is also provided on a fully searchable CD-ROM in the back cover of the book.
This book is complemented by W002 Summary guidance document, a summary of the full report, and W003 Checklists, a series of good practice points to consider. The checklists are also included as an appendix in C598.