Servicing Large Production Facilities: Tanks, Bunds & More
Tanks, reservoirs and containers designed for different purposes and configurations are fairly considered to be integral parts of virtually any engineering system.
Due to the unprecedented demand, manufacturers offer a wide selection of tanks types: hydro accumulators used in water supply systems, storage tanks for drinking and industrial water, condensate tanks, reactants tanks, pressure and non-pressure process vessels, and dozens of other types of various volume, shape and configuration, standard or custom-designed. The companies specializing in manufacturing equipment for huge production facilities typically provide bund, or the so-called ‘bund walls’ construction aimed at preventing the chemical spills.
An individual approach in the design and manufacture saves considerable amounts of money in comparison with standard solutions, which is achieved through accurate estimating of the optimal volume and weight of the tank.
The manufacture of tanks and containers in accordance with individually specified geometrical characteristics reduces the cost of construction and installation works as well as the cost of existing facilities reconstruction or upgrading. Stainless steel material used in tanks manufacturing increases the lifespan of the product up to 30-40 years, plus the construction is hardly suitable for corrosive environment development, due to the limited iron oxide (rust) formation capabilities during the use.
In addition, equipment providers produce voc removal and odour control systems, to decrease the concentration of dangerous chemical compounds and biological and carbon odour control accordingly. Taking into account the rigid norms and standards the large production facilities have to comply with, installing such equipment is obligatory in nine cases out of ten.