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This recommended practice provides guidance on achieving effective corrosion control in aboveground storage tanks by application of tank bottom linings. It contains information pertinent to the selection of lining materials, surface preparation, lining application, cure, and inspection of tank bottom linings for existing and new storage tanks. In many cases, tank bottom linings have proven to be an effective method of preventing internal corrosion of steel tank bottoms.

The intent of this recommended practice is to provide information and guidance specific to aboveground steel storage tanks in hydrocarbon service. Certain practices recommended herein may also be applicable to tanks in other services. This recommended practice is intended to serve only as a guide. Detailed tank bottom lining specifications are not included.


Document History

  1. API RP 652

    Linings of Aboveground Petroleum Storage Tank Bottoms, Fourth Edition

    • Most Recent
  2. API RP 652


    Linings of Aboveground Petroleum Storage Tank Bottoms, Third Edition

    • Historical Version
  3. API 652

    Lining of Aboveground Petroleum Storage Tank Bottoms

    • Historical Version