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RR872 - Identification of instrumented level detection and measurement systems used with Buncefield in-scope substances

The Major Incident Investigation Board (MIIB) was formed to investigate the Buncefield incident of December 2005. Its purpose was to make recommendations to help ensure that this kind of incident does not occur again in the future. The MIIB made a number of recommendations associated with the design and operation of Buncefield in-scope fuel storage tanks. This work considers MIIB Recommendations 8 and 13 stated in both 'The Buncefield Incident 11 December 2005, The final report of the Major Incident Investigation Board Volume 2' and in 'Safety and environmental standards for fuel storage sites, Process Safety Leadership Group, Final Report'.

The purpose of this report is to present the current methods and technologies used by industry for implementing tank gauging systems. The report will focus on tank gauging systems and level detection systems that can be implemented for 'in-scope Buncefield substances' storage facilities.

This report and the work it describes were funded by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE). Its contents, including any opinions and/or conclusions expressed, are those of the authors alone and do not necessarily reflect HSE policy.

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Updated 2011-06-07