GlobalSpec has asked its users about the latest design trends and features related to Storage Tanks and Process Tanks. They have also shared their product applications and tips on how to buy and use these products.
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Q:
What new technologies are influencing storage tank and process tank design?
22 answers
Answers:
High Density Crosslink Polyethylene (HDXLPE) material Molded in Full Drain Outlets Chemical Resistant Barriers on Polyethylene Tanks Limited Tank Penetrations and elimination of Side Manway access to better facilitate leak proof tanks Increased Venting considerations to prolong tank life Use of Flexible Connections on all Side Wall Fittings
~Jim G, Manufacturer, Denver, CO
Customers (end users) are typically very conservative and they stick to what they know and works (proven track record) in their industry. Few are open to new technologies.
~Hugh B, Engineering Consultant, Montreal, Canada
New improved technology in Research and Development has improved the quality of material and safety management skill are influencing storage tanks.
~Raji M, Manufacturer, Sharjah, UAE
I think that storage tanks that have a pump attached for discharging what is stored need to have rupture disks so that they do not implode.
~Engineering, Process/Production, LANGLEY, Canada
In the applications that I have worked with recently the only real new technologies have been in the instrumentation area.
~Engineering, Design, Magalia, CA
I don't have software for tank and process design, I just know that engineers used Etank2000 to design of tank.
~Edi, Marketing/Sales, Jakarta, Indonesia
Thin wall, instrumentation, offshore use, transportability, air transportability
~Esham Salam, Engineer, PJ, MALAYSIA
Welding technology, anti-corrossion proofing and environmental implications
~Washalla B, Engineer, Mombasa, Kenya
The ones we have used is either Concrete or Plastic Tanks
~Jorge Luis A, Builder/Contractor, La Paz, Mexico
NFPA Inspection requirements Process reuqirements
~Technical Support/Services, Shelocta, PA
Laser welding tchnologies for stainless steel
~Bernardo P, Production Engineer, Vale de Cambra, Portugal
BioEnergy industry has unique requirements.
~Doug B, Tank Manufacturers representative, Delta, Canada
CAD SYSTEMS, FINITE ELEMENTS ANALYSIS
~GUSTAVO RICO, Engineer, MONTERREY, MEXICO
Plastic and fiberglass manufacturing
~Andrew J, Volunteer water system operator, Toronto, Canada
Manufactured materials and pressure
~Schatzi Ludwig, General Management, Pine Plains, NY
Composites and multi-layer plastics
~Jack H, General Management, League City, TX
Urethane foam insulation of tanks.
~Manufacturer, Calgary, Canada
Surge and accumulation systems
~Chetan K, Manufacturer, Mumbai, India
Carbon reinforced steal
~Other, Oceanport, NJ
Monitoring and control
~Engineering, Other, Chongnonsee, Thailand
ULC Codes
~E O, Technical Support, Montreal, Canada
Materials
~General Corporate Mgmt, Karachi, Pakistan

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Q:
From your perspective, which companies are creating the most innovative storage tanks and process tanks?
17 answers
Answers:
I have not actually looked at who produced one, but as an engineering graduate I have designed some, though not built, and as an employee in the oil and gas sector, I have used some which were already design for the company like BUMI-ARMADA (Armada perkaser FPSO).
~Ini D, Oil field chemist, PortHarcourt., Nigeria
I don't know. But, because I'm from Indonesia and living there, PT Pertamina is the company which I know.
~Edi, Marketing/Sales, Jakarta, Indonesia
Carbon whisker tanks show great promise. Company = ? Location = Eatontown, NJ. 07724
~Other, Oceanport, NJ
Here is Mexico, we have used a lot "Rotoplas" they seem to be the ones updated.
~Jorge Luis A, Builder/Contractor, La Paz, Mexico
London Steel and Welding works., Sharjah.UAE.,Standard Fabricators
~Raji M, Manufacturer, Sharjah, UAE
BlueScope Water, Containment Solutions, Brentwood
~Jack H, General Management, League City, TX
Oil companies e.g Exxonmobil & oil refineries
~Washalla B, Engineer, Mombasa, Kenya
We do not give out names of our customers.
~Manufacturer, Calgary, Canada
HARMON TANK CO. POLAR, HEIL, ETC.
~GUSTAVO RICO, Engineer, MONTERREY, MEXICO
I have worked mostly with CBI.
~Engineering, Design, Magalia, CA
Poly Processing Co Assmann
~Jim G, Manufacturer, Denver, CO
Tyco, charlatte, olaer
~Chetan K, Manufacturer, Mumbai, India
Trotech, South Africa.
~Marketing/Sales, Centurion, South Africa
Italian companies
~Bernardo P, Production Engineer, Vale de Cambra, Portugal
Tank Connection
~Doug B, Tank Manufacturers representative, Delta, Canada
Protankgrup
~Esham Salam, Engineer, PJ, MALAYSIA
Indo east
~Engineering, Other, Colombo2, Sri Lanka

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