“The installation of the 500m³ bulk vessel which was mounded together with the 385m³ bulk vessel was completed successfully with all associated pipework and upgrades to safety on the 28th February 2018.
It was a project which was a first for Puregas, that highlights what Puregas can do, and how passionate Puregas is with regards to satisfying the needs of its customers as well as to the safety of its business and environment.
As a participant in the process of the project I am very proud to have been part of this development.” Grant Gascoinge – Technical Manager
The installation of the 500m³ bulk vessel which was mounded together with the 385m³ bulk vessel was completed successfully with all associated pipework and upgrades to safety on the 28th February 2018.
Thursday, 21st October finally saw the arrival of the long awaited 500m3 storage tank. Great excitement as the driver used all his skills to manoeuvre the tanker into position to hoist it onto the plinths. Well done to Grant Gascoinge, technical manager for managing this project over the past months to eventually get to this point.
All is not over yet, as the tank will now need to go through the same process as the 383m3 tank with the end result being both tanks mounded.
The mounding for the 300m3 tank has been completed and the area has been cleared for the arrival of the 500m3 tank.
The black covering on the tank is the corrosion protection applied by Stopaq. An international company that specialises in the protection of vessels and piping. And as we are mounding the tank it is a necessary requirement to ensure the integrity and longevity of the vessel. The same will be done for the 500m3 tank before we cover it with filler material.
Preparation for the concrete base and supports for the mound.
Filling with sand and compacting it up to the height of the concrete plinths. (NEW PIC)
Broke ground on 7th May and the nitrogen tank was relocated to make way for the construction of the mound (a concrete structure) being built around the current 380m3 tank as well as the new 500m3 tank.