Experimental Investigations of Various Methods of Sludge Measurements in Storage Oil Tanks


This article describes the results of experimental studies into various methods of measuring sludge volume and its 3D spatial distribution using a base of data received from the inspection of more than 30 storage tanks of different types: external floating roof, internal floating roof and fixed roof. The advantages and disadvantages of making measurements with existing methods are discussed, including the problem of accuracy. Numerous examples of tank survey results are presented.

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Monteiro, M. , Svet, V. , Sandilands, D. and Tsysar, S. (2015) Experimental Investigations of Various Methods of Sludge Measurements in Storage Oil Tanks. Advances in Remote Sensing, 4, 119-137. doi: 10.4236/ars.2015.42011.

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