Our Industrial Insulation Services
Our Panel Systems
Our panel systems may be applied to any storage tank where operating temperatures do not exceed the system's limitations. First, we inspect the existing tank surface condition. If the tank is rusty, it will be reconditioned by sandblasting and priming We ensute the primer will withstand the elevated tank surface temperatures which will prevail after the installation has been completed. If the tank has been recently primed and/or painted, is free of rust, and is known to have been primed and/or painted with materials capable of withstanding the higher surface temperatures that will prevail after installation of the insulation system, the panels may be installed without further tank surface preparation. Tank temperature is not critical during installation of the TufSeam panels.
Cold Tank Installation:
Once the tank wall surface has been properly prepared, stranded wire cables are secured circumferentially to the tank with turn-buckles and pre-tensioned.
Because the internal anchor system does not require welding, insulation can be installed while the tank is in service.
Any panel can be repaired on site without affecting the integrity of the system.
Our panel system offers outstanding esthetic characteristics, with a pleasing vertical rib pattern.
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Key to diagrams:
- Vessel Wall
- Urethane or Foamglass insulation is applied to the surface of the tank and sealed.
- Vapor barrier of glass fiber reinforced aluminum foil and Bitumen with a Polyethylene film seals the insulation
- Pre-tensioned stranded wire cables with an aluminum abrasion shield, applied circumferentially around tank allows for tank expansion and contraction while holding the panels secure
- Turnbuckles are adjusted to pre-tension the stranded wire cable anchor system
- Tufseam, our unique double folded vertical seam. Flanges of adjacent panel sections are folded and rolled over each other to produce a strong double sealed joint that will flex with the expansion and contraction of the tank
- Stainless steel fasteners are looped around the cables and are locked to the panels by being rolled into the seams. The design allows the panels to be tightly secured to the cable while allowing the cables to expand and contract.
- Outer layer of minimal thickness insulation is optional and is used to stop penetration of the vapor barrier by outside forces (i.e., screws, pop-rivets, etc)
- Embossed aluminum, steel or stainless-steel outer jacket
- Reinforcing stiffeners add rigidity to the panels allowing the jacketing to handle the vertical load