Pressure Tank or Process Vessel
Tank or vessel used for an integrated operation in petrochemical facilities, refineries, gas plants, oil and gas production facilities, and other facilities. cf. storage tank (3.74). NOTE A process tank or vessel used for an integrated operation can involve, but is not limited to, preparation, separation, reaction, surge control, blending, purification, change in state, energy content, or composition of a material.
Source: API STD 521, Pressure-relieving and Depressuring Systems, Fifth Edition, January 2007 (Addendum May 2008). Global Standards