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Think Tanks 2023

Ranger Inspection™ and PEMY Consulting would like to tank everyone who helped make ThinkTanks23 a great success!

The event was held February 22 – 24 / 2023 via Zoom where we hosted a variety of leading international experts covering various topics including aboveground storage tank design and inspection, engineering, API updates, industry case studies, emerging technologies and innovations, owner / operator presentations, and other technical demonstrations.

Many of our presentations may be eligible for professional development hours (PDH) within your field. Check with your certifying body for eligibility.

Stay tuned for more information on ThinkTanks24!


Greg Mann | Ranger Inspection™

David Cushman | West Virginia Paint LLC

Phil Myers | PEMY Consulting


John Cornell | H.I.R. Technical Services

Earl Crochet | Crochet Midstream Consulting

Andrew Yearwood | PEMY Consulting

ThinkTanks23 Speakers

With many more!


Meet and learn from industry leaders!

Enjoy a program of speakers and presentations covering the latest industry topics.

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Previous Think Tanks Presentations:

  • Effective use of Side‐Entry Tank Mixers for Aboveground Storage Tank Industry
  • INC ‐ API 12 Series Standards Update
  • The Grim Reaper: Tank Lining Failures
  • TransCanada Pipelines ‐ Underground Storage Tanks in the Oil & Gas Industry
  • SYSCOR Controls & Automation Inc. ‐ Floating Roof Monitor Tracker
  • What exactly happened in West Virginia? Tank Foundations/Settlement Problems
  • Gasoline Storage Tank Vapor Clouds – How Much Risk?
  • Lightning Protection & Risk Analysis
  • API MPMS Chapter 2: Calibration
  • Enbridge Pipelines: API Standards update
  • Tank Repair Topics
  • Industry Trends in Tank Overfill Protection
  • History: Product Storage over the last 5000 years
  • “Why Floating Roof Seals are Like Tires: Evaluating the Options When Specifying and Purchasing a Seal”
  • Esso Imperial Oil Research and Engineering ‐ High vapour pressure crude test procedure ASTM D6377
  • Optical flame detection for tank rim seal fire
  • Floating Roofs
  • Tales of Mystery and Imagination: Strange Failures and Novel Innovations in the World of Coatings and Linings
  • Shop Fabricated Tank Standard STI – SP031
  • Static Electricity Ignitions – Recognizing, Evaluating, and Controlling the Hazard
  • An Assessment of the Impact of Edge Settlement and Tank Lifting on the Floor to Shell Joint of Aboveground Storage Tanks
  • Floating Roof Design
  • Technologies for In-Service Measurement of Seal Gaps in Internal Floating Roof Tanks
  • Confined Spaces, Are They Safe to Enter? Why do People Die in Confined Spaces?
  • Keynote Speaker: Energy Market Overview
  • API 545 Lightning Protection
  • Saskatchewan Upstream Petroleum Industry Storage Standards S-01 an Update
  • Don’t Get Burned by Hot Work – Best Practices for Aboveground Storage Tanks
  • Degassing Tanks, Why Beneficial?
  • Tank Pipe Support Design, Options and Issues
  • Crude Oil Tank Bottoms Recovery Utilizing Latest Tank Bottom Cleaner and Effective Mixing
  • Understanding Settlement and Related Issues
  • Robotic Tank Cleaning Operations: Increasing Safety and Efficiency
  • Product Blending, Enhancing & Upgrading with Side Entry Tank Mixers and the Use of Engineering Simulation to Determine Required Flow Patterns
  • Evaporation Loss Estimation (CELE) Update
  • Emissions Impact from Tank Cleaning & Floating Roof Landing Losses
  • Storage Tank Systems for Petroleum Products and Allied Petroleum Products Regulations
  • Testing Atmospheres – Safely
  • Assessing New Technologies for Oil Tank Inspections
  • No Entry Cleaning of Crude Tanks
  • Tank Gauging Installation Considerations
  • Making Terminal and Tank Project Management a Competitive Advantage
  • Inspecting and Protecting External Floating Roof Surfaces - Connecting a Missing Link
  • Macroeconomic Discussion Including Impacts of Inflation, Monetary Policy, Real Assets, and Cryptocurrency
  • Tank Foundation Settlement Tolerance: A Case History from Port Moody, BC
  • API 2350 5th Edition: The Good, The Better, The Unexpected
  • Lessons Learned from 36 Years of Flammable Liquid Firefighting
  • Emerging Drone Technologies for Inspection and Analysis in the Oil and Gas Industry
  • AST Corrosion Control and Monitoring with VCI Applications
  • The New API 12R1 and What It Means for the Upstream Industry
  • Update on Latest Documents Published by API's Subcommittee on Aboveground Storage Tanks
  • Corrosion Control Inspection, Monitoring, and New Technologies for ASTs
  • New API Publication on Natural Disasters and Tanks
  • State of the Art Robotics Technology
  • Addressing Risk to ASTs in the Chemical Industry
  • Advocating for Risk Based Inspections in the US