Diesel fuel tanks – United Nations


Horizontal cylindrical tanks, manufactured by using shell plates and dished ends and in accordance with the European Standard UNI EN 12285.2 – Class A “Horizontal Cylindrical Single Skin And Double Skin Tanks For The Aboveground Storage of Flammable And Non-flammable Water Polluting Liquids”.

Project: United Nations
Destination: Republic of Haiti

Main features of each tank:

  • Capacities: 50.000 L  and 20.000 L.
  • Tanks are butt-welded in accordance with EN 12285-2 , with EN 287-1 “approval testing of welders” and with EN 288 “specifications and qualification of welding procedures for metallic materials.
  • Material: carbon steel S235JR according to UNI EN 10025.
  • Tanks are equipped with ladder and top platform provided with handrail for maintenance and inspections; ladder and platform are designed and manufactured in accordance with the CAL/OSHA guidelines.
  • Tanks are provided with two approved steel supports or saddles, designed and manufactured in accordance with Standard EN 12285-2.
  • 850 mm diameter (745 mm clear passage) ingress manhole with tight and bolted cover; bolts used will be in accordance with EN ISO 898-1.
  • 3” filling pipe, complete with ball valves and male Cam lock coupling + dust cup.
  • Mechanical overfill protection device realized by an overfill prevention valve.
  • 3” suction pipe, complete with foot valve, ball valves and male Cam lock coupling with dust cup.
  • 2” weather-proof vent with pressure/vacuum breather valve with flame arrestor device, ATEX certified.
  • Additional emergency vent in accordance with NFPA-30 Fire Code to prevent the tank from becoming over-pressurized and possibly rupturing if ever exposed to fire.
  • 10″  steel inspection hatch with weather tight and lockable cover.
  • 1” drain pipe provided with a lockable ball valve.
  • Automatic tank gauge consisting of a magnetostrictive linear displacement and level transducer that can measure linear displacements (with a magnetic ring) as well as liquid levels (with a magnetic float).
  • All piping, fittings, couplings, gaskets, flanges, valves are certified about compatibility with Diesel Fuel.
  • Tanks and piping are sandblasted at sa2,5 grade (according with ISO EN 8501-1), primed and painted with two-part of epoxy white paint.

This project was done by

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