Petroleum and Chemical Storage Tanks - page 14

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Fireguard
®
tanks are thermally
protected, double-wall steel cylindrical
or rectangular aboveground tanks.
Fireguard
®
is an alternative for the
safe storage of motor fuels and other
flammable and combustible liquids
above ground. They are used where a
fire-protected tank is needed because
of setback limitations or regulatory
requirements. These tanks are
Underwriters Laboratories, Inc. labeled
and meet or exceed the requirements
of UL-2085 including:
‹‹ Two-Hour Full Scale Pool Fire Test
‹‹ Hose Stream Test
‹‹ Ballistics/Projectile Test
‹‹ Vehicle Impact Test
‹‹ Interstitial Communication Test
Blast Effect Analysis proved Fireguard
®
resists, with limited damage to the
primary steel tank, the effects of a 50 lb
man-portable, a 500 lb vehicle-born
improvised explosive device, and a 10
psig vapor cloud explosion.
Fireguard
®
tanks are approved and
labeled for service in New York City
with the addition of flanged and dished
heads and a 15 to 50 psi hydro-test on
the inner tank.
Fireguard
®
Features
Each tank is constructed with a
minimum 3" interstice around the inner
tank. The interstice is completely filled
with a lightweight, monolithic material.
This high efficiency insulation protects
the inner tank in the unlikely event
of a fire or extreme heat. It is porous
to allow fluid migration through the
interstice to the monitoring point.
Unlike concrete encased tanks,
Fireguard
®
tanks’ steel outer wall
protects the insulation, eliminating
the problem of cracking and spalling
concrete. Because of its unique
construction, each tank is pressure-
testable in the factory and at the
jobsite. With Fireguard
®
, there is
no question of compliance with
fire codes; the tank is shipped with
factory-installed emergency vents on
both the primary and the secondary
containment tanks for protection if
exposed to fire or excessive pressure.
Fireguard
®
Advantages
‹‹ Carries UL-2085 listing as Insulated
Secondary Containment for
Flammable Liquids
‹‹ Lightweight – insulation 75% lighter
than concrete – costing less to ship
and install
‹‹ Reduces tank setback and
separation distance requirements by
up to 50%
‹‹ Fireguard’s
®
secondary containment
can be tightness-tested on-site
‹‹ Steel outer wall protects insulation
‹‹ Available in rectangular or
cylindrical design
‹‹ Wide range of tank capacities:
300-60,000 gallons
‹‹ Subject to strict, three-tier
independent third-party quality
assurance program
‹‹ STI
®
standard 30-year
limited warranty
Thermally Protected Steel Storage Tanks
Time-Tested Technology
®
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