As previously mentioned, LNG storage tanks are constructed using 9%Ni-steel which is, due to its martensitic structure, inherently sensitive to become magnetic. The sluggish nature of molten liquid metal makes the likelihood of defects due to arc blow especially significant.
Sinopec expands Shandong LNG terminal - Tank Storage Aug 25, 2021 · Chinese state oil company Sinopec has added two new 160,000 m 3 LNG storage tanks to its Shandong LNG terminal in Qingdao, China. The new tanks, which complete the second phase of development at the terminal, take its total storage capacity to 594 million m 3, and the terminal now has an annual transfer capacity in excess of 7 million tonnes. Construction work began in November 2018