This Day in History (1996): LPG Stored for Distribution
Tests are carried out successfully on storage tanks at the Qatif-area.
The Distribution Operations (eastern) Department (DOED) recently completed a test and inspection of four liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) spheres and two fire water storage tanks at Qatif-area LPG facility.
The work, aimed at ensuring the integrity of the equipment, was carried out by the Maintenance Division in addition to its normal preventive maintenance activities.
The LPG facility is one of 18 bulk distribution plants for hydrocarbon products in the Kingdom. The LPG is delivered to the facility from Ras Tanura via a pipeline. From the spheroids it is loaded into specially designed tank trucks serving the major retailer of LPG in the eastern Province. Each truck is inspected for compliance with Saudi Aramco safety standards before loading.
Caption for the top photo: An operator fills a truck with LPG.
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