E David Doane [left], ILTA president, presents the 2011 Safety Improvement Award to Gene McClain, Westway Terminals.
Michael Borzon [left] accepted ILTA's 2011 Platinum Safety Award on behalf of Hess Corp. Making the presentation was E David Doane, ILTA president.
Microbial corrosion is a major concern for both aboveground and underground fuel storage tanks.
ILTA added a Five-Year Safety Milestone Award to its annual safety award program. Represents the first recipients of the award were Trent Shotwell, Asphalt Operating Services; Randy Lenz, Flint Hills Resources LP; and John Bennett, JIT Chemical Corp.
Recipients of the ILTA 2011 Safety Excellence Award were represented to John McFadden, Sunoco Logistics Partners LP; Jim Sanders, CITGO Petroleum Corp; John Lang, Murphy Oil Corp; Kyle Opplinger, NuStar Energy LP; Eric Conard, Petro-Diamond Terminal Co; Mark Wagonner, US Venture Inc.
Hydrostatic testing is one of the last steps taken before a newly constructed storage tank is put into service.