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Gpi builds water tank at Chemelot industrial park

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Hydrocarbon Engineering,

Gpi has constructed an on-site demineralised water tank for USG Geleen with a capacity of 7300 m3.

The tank has been designed to EN 14015, the European norm for flat-bottomed tanks.

The new buffer tank will provide demineralised water for the various companies at Chemelot, an industrial site in the Netherlands.

The project comprises a flat-bottomed tank with a sump. The latter has a volume of more than 8000 l. The tank also has a conical roof built to the EN 14015 standard that is strong enough to walk on. The tank’s gross volume is approximately 7600 m3 and a net volume of about 7300 m3.

Stainless steel 304 and duplex steel LDX2101 were used for the tank. The lower part of the body is of LDX2101, which is stronger than SS304 and allows a thinner structure while retaining the structural strength. The tank floor, top and upper part of the body are made of SS304.

Working together with Emerson Process Management and Bilfinger Industrial Services, Gpi provided a complete blanketing system for the tank along with the associated safety valves. In addition, Gpi has provided the intake and spare valves.

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