Fuelvac® in Above Ground Storage Tanks

Simon Storage Case Study

Project Description

Abfad Ltd was approached by Simon Storage in late 2010 with the request for a presentation on the Fuelvac® double skin tank lining system.

The interest from Simon Storage was based on the possible installation of two systems in different size tanks. The tanks concerned were not leaking and the installations were pre-emptive.

A secondary consideration for Simon Storage was the reduction of inspection and maintenance of internal steel plates due to bacteria corrosion and therefore the downtime of the tank as a storage facility.  

With the completely monitored Fuelvac® system installed in June / July 2011 any leak or malfunction of the tank would be identified and adequate action can be taken. Both storage tanks are vacuum leak detection monitored 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

An inspection of the tanks is not envisaged within the next 15 years due to Fuelvac® installation. If, however, a weld seam inspection has to be done, the system is easily removed from the areas where an inspection is needed and more importantly reinstalled with no difficulty.

The Fuelvac® systems have been installed mid 2011 and operating successfully with one tank holding up to 750,000 litres and the larger tank over 2,000,000 litres of fuel.

Project Details

Client Simon Storage

Date 28/09/2010

Brief Pre-emptive leak prevention. Reduce inspection and maintenance of steel plates.

Hello Chris. You’ll be pleased to learn that the Fuelvac® system continues to successfully monitor the vacuum interspace on both tanks, so we are happy to give you the following endorsement;
“I can confirm that Simon Storage Ltd. has recently employed Abfad Ltd. to provide double-skin lining systems with vacuum inter-space monitoring on the floors of two vertical cylindrical above-ground storage tanks containing fuels. The quality of workmanship was excellent and the monitoring system employed will provide us with a continuous record of tank floor integrity.”
Chris Newstead

Environmental and Technical Manager, Simon Storage Ltd

For Above Ground Storage Tank Protection

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