API 650 may not be the most recognizable term but for owners and proprietors of above ground storage tank (AST) units, it is incredibly important. Stainless steel tank manufacturers are obligated to make their AST units under the rules of API 650.
Before getting into API 650, it’s important to establish why AST units are that important to begin with. Simply put, AST units store the materials vital to several industries in the United States (and, really, around the world). They hold materials used in the oil, agriculture, manufacturing, and water industries. Because they’re above ground, AST units provide an accessible and efficient way to sto
Above ground storage tank (AST units) store the materials frequently used by industries across the country. Petroleum, oil, liquid fertilizer, industrial chemicals, and water are just a few of the materials stored in AST units. Without them, thousands of companies, large and small, could not conduct their business, make their products, ship their wears, as efficiently as they do now.
Because AST units are so instrumental to industry, they are tightly controlled by government and industry regulatory agencies alike. The American Petroleum Institute (API), for example, sets out specific guidelines for stainless steel tank manufacturers when they make their products. Though API deals with oil, its standards are applicable to a variet
Secure document storage is essential for protecting businesses and people’s identities and information. According to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), information theft costs U.S. businesses about $24 billion annually. Although much of today’s information is transmitted and stored in digital space, most businesses and individuals still rely on physical paper documentation. In fact, about 95% of businesses still store information on paper in addition to their online databases.
Part of the reason for this is that digital information is at risk of being partially or completely erased, hacked, or stolen. Physical documents, however, are also at risk of being stolen if someone breaks in or
School shopping can be a stressful and expensive time, especially for families with multiple children. Often, that stress of buying supplies doesn’t subside with adults working in offices, since you’re expected to buy your own supplies. Cheap mailers can make getting those items from point A to point B easier, but as the items themselves get more expensive, these purchases can be dreadful. To get you through, here’s some quick facts you may not have known about buying school and/or office supplies.
The past year has seen a number of high-profile instances of mass credit card hacking. Major companies like Target and Home Depot had tens of thousands of their customers’ credit card information stolen and sold to the highest bidder. Even though the massive security leak has shaken consumer confidence in the credit system, U.S. consumers still spend about $4.6 trillion annually with credit and debit cards. Not only that, but there are more credit cards in the United States than there are people — the average consumer owns 1.96 credit cards, to be exact.
Now, police in Atlanta are warning citizens that some local gas stations might be “skimming” their card info. Hackers place devices on gas pumps or any other merchant payment gateway that allow them to steal the data of anyone who swipes th