For nearly 40 years, Matrix Service Company and its subsidiaries have set the standard for operations, knowledge sharing, and growth in the storage tank and terminal market. Our Technical Aboveground Training offers endless opportunities for Engineering Managers, Project Engineers, Project Managers, Inspectors, and Procurement Managers alike. This two-day course reviews the various components of typical API 650 tanks. Engineers and inspectors may look forward to gaining technical insight while procurement personnel can count on attaining greater knowledge on the engineering and construction aspects of storage tanks and terminals projects.

This course covers common configurations, design features and code requirements, basic API calculations, API requirements, advantages and disadvantages of various options and configurations and much more. Participants will leave with a basic understanding of design requirements, inspection, and hydro test exemption criteria of API 653, which will help in planning future tank repairs. Each segment of the course includes a short quiz to help participants document the content learned in the course.

Space is limited and registrations will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis to Matrix clients. To register, please fill out the form below.

If you have any  questions, please contact Kevin Gaskins or Pascal Durby.


Fee: No charge to valued Matrix clients
Note: Attendees are responsible for airfare and hotel accommodations.
Dates: April 26-27, 2023 | 8am-4pm
Location: Matrix Service Company, 15 E. 5th St., Ste. 1100, Tulsa, OK 74103
Who should attend? Engineering Managers, Project Engineers, Project Managers, Inspectors, and Procurement Managers
Course topics:

  • Material selection
  • Foundations
  • Tank bottoms
  • Tank cylindrical shells and shell thickness calculations
  • Shell nozzle reinforcement
  • Welding
  • Fixed roofs
  • Floating roofs
  • Seals
  • Emissions
  • Hydrostatic testing


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Rama Challa – Business Unit Director, Ph. D, P. Eng. 

With three decades of experience, Rama is an expert in design, detailing, estimating, planning and scheduling of steel plate structures/turnkey industrial facilities.

He serves as the chair of the Refrigerated Tank Task Group for the American Petroleum Institute (API). At API, he is also an active member of the subgroup fabrication and task groups that address terminal facilities and LPG facilities. Rama has his Ph.D. in structural engineering from Iowa State and a certificate in management from the University of Tulsa.


David Redman – Chief Shell & Plate Engineer, P. Eng. 

During his nearly 18 years with Matrix, David has served as a design engineer and engineering supervisor for the Tank Design Group, Sr. R&D Engineer for Engineering Standards

and most recently as Chief Engineer for Shell and Plate. David also serves as a member of the American Petroleum Institute (API) Subcommittee for Aboveground Storage Tanks which encompasses the design and construction of API 620, 625, 650, 653 and 2510 tanks. David earned his Master of Science in Engineering from the University of Tulsa.




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Tank training course and collaboration presented by Matrix PDM Engineering and Matrix Applied Technologies

Matrix PDM Engineering provides aboveground storage, foundation, material handling, balance of plant and complete terminal front-end engineering designs. Matrix PDM employees hold professional licenses in 49 states, plus Puerto Rico, the District of Columbia and five Canadian provinces. Over half of all Matrix PDM engineers hold a Master’s or Doctorate degree.

Matrix Applied Technologies develops, designs and manufactures various AST components and appurtenances used within the industry. These include floating roof seals, jet mixers and gauge hatches, among other things. This group also serves as the primary research and development arm of the business and holds numerous domestic and international patents.