The comprehensive analysis was carried for searching the ways of load reduction to the environment in the process of oil and oil products tanks construction and maintenance. The laboratory studies results of expanded polystyrene granules adding effect in an average size sandy soil to a relative vertical deformation of the obtained mixture under the loadings arising under the tanks bottom for a liquid hydrocarbons storage in the process of their maintenance are presented.
Gruzin, A. V., Tokarev, V. V., Shalai, V. V., & Logunova, Y. V. (2015). The artificial additives effect to soil deformation characteristics of oil and oil products storage tanks foundation. In Procedia Engineering (Vol. 113, pp. 158–168). Elsevier Ltd. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.proeng.2015.07.311