Horizontal Tanks

We Manufacture A Wide Range Of Horizontal Tanks In Carbon & Stainless Steel.

You can choose from underground tanks, manufactured in accordance with BS.EN.12285-1:2018, or above ground tanks manufactured in accordance to BS.EN.14015:2004 and BS.799 part 5:2010.

Due to the bespoke nature of many of our tanks, there are occasions when we use elements of these codes and ‘good engineering practice’ to meet the customers need.

Stainless Steel Tanks

Underground Tanks 

benefit from being double-skinned, essentially a tank within a tank. They can also be configured to have more than one compartment allowing different liquids to be stored in one tank.

These tanks do not incorporate a bund like many above-ground tanks but do incorporate continuous leak detection via a pressure monitoring system. To ensure the integrity of both the inner and outer tank a small pressure is applied to the space between the two tanks, this is known as the interstitial space.

This pressure is constantly monitored and in the event of either skin being compromised air will either bubble into the fuel or leak to ground and an alarm is triggered, this is known as Class 1 leak detection.

This alarm system can easily be incorporated into a bigger facilities management system.

Above-Ground Tanks 

are manufactured to meet the exact requirements of each site, allowing flexibility in the diameter and length of the tank to meet the volume required.

We manufacture single skin tanks up a diameter of 4.4m and a capacity of 250,000 litres, larger capacities can be produced but owing to the difficulties in transporting large capacity tanks these are normally made in two halves which are then bolted together on-site.

These tanks sit on cradles specifically designed to meet the requirements of the tank and the site.

Above Ground Tanks

Integrally Bunded

tanks offer a neat alternative to traditional open bunds avoiding the inevitable collection of water and rubbish and fully meeting the requirement of the Oil Storage Regulations.

This design is similar to underground tanks in that the design is a tank within a tank, however, this design allows for any liquid that escapes from the inner tank to be captured and contained within the outer tank.

The outer tank will normally have a capacity greater than 110% of the inner tank volume.

Integrally Bunded

The Advantages Of Horizontal Cylindrical Tanks Offer Are:

Large Capacity Range.

Do not have the visual impact of vertical tanks, this is especially important when developing facilities in rural locations.
Ease of transport and installation, while a crane may be required for loading and installation, the added complication of transporting a tank designed to stand vertically and getting it upright is removed.
Fuel can be removed with suction system avoiding penetrations below the fuel level, which is not always the case with vertical tanks.

Easily sloped for water control in critical application such as aerospace.

Generally easy access to the top of the tank without staged ladders etc.
Easily inspected with paint damage easily repaired, normally at ground level.
Much more tolerant of wind and seismic loads.

Ground loading can be adjusted by changing the number and dimensions of the cradles.

Low pressure required for fill and low static pressures to control.

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