Fig. 2. Tank shell to nozzle fillet weld crack.

Tank Tales - 4 cases of failures, damage and inspections of storage tanks

Some tank failures are well known by the public: 1. The distilling tank with molasses, which killed 21 in Massachusetts in 1919; 2. The Bhopal tragedy in 1984, where people were exposed to methyl isocyanate gas with 3787 or more deaths; 3. The sulfuric acid storage tank failures in 2001 in Delaware City , where one person was killed, eight others were injured, and significant damage ensued to aquatic life. Read more...


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