July 12, 2024
storage tanks

You will know the different sizes and shapes of storage tanks in Polymaster. The choice you have to make will depend on what kind of product you like to store, the amount you need to keep, and the fire potential of the product. When you are interested in the storage tanks, these are the usual vessels found in the facilities.

Cone-roof tank

The cone-roof tanks get their name because of their cone-shaped of their roofs. It is an atmospheric and low-pressure tank with cylindrical outer walls that supports its roof. The tank is made to keep gasoline, corrosive liquids, and diesel fuels. Some fluids are chemicals like gasoline that produce vapor at ordinary atmospheric temperatures. And since it is a cone-roof tank, it is used for nonvolatile materials.

Horizontal tank

The horizontal tanks are made for both above and underground services. It is made of steel and with steel with fiberglass overlay or polyester. The size of the flat tanks is small, and it is made with an extended length of the tank. But it is not more significant to make sure it still has structural integrity. The tanks are made with pressure-vacuum vents, sample wells, utility holes, and gauge hatches to give accessibility to the tanks. The underground tanks are protected to avoid corrosion of the tank shell.

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Floating roof tank

A floating roof tank is an open-topped cylindrical steel shell made for the roof to float. The floating roof has a fitting, rim seal system, and deck. It is made of steel plates, and it has three types: double deck, pan, and pontoon.

There are different types of floating decks that you have to know. Tanks can have a load-carrying ability and full liquid contact features. And it can cover the liquid surface except for the small space in the shell and deck. The deck may have a float or liquid that can be above the surface of the pontoons.

The external floating roof tanks have a rim seal system that you can find in the roof perimeter and connects to the wall tank. The rim system slides on the tank wall as the roof is lowered and raised. It is fully equipped with fittings that can pass through the deck, and it works as operational functions.

Containment basin

The containment basin is a product made around the tanks with concrete or brick. The lining must be rigid to store liquid to avoid spills that can cause property damage, fire, or contaminate the environment. To prevent spilling, it needs to be resistant to the product and can handle the amount of pressure given. The basin must be connected to an outer side of the containment basin. It is close to avoid any possible contamination of the environment.

Fixed-roof tank

The fixed-roof tank is one of the most affordable to construct. It is because it has the proper equipment for keeping liquids. It is a typical tank that has a cylindrical steel shell with a cone or dome-shaped rood that is permanent to the tank shell. The storage tanks are fully welded and made for liquid and vapor tight. The older model tans have bolted construction, and it is not vapored tight.