Petroleum and Chemical Storage Tanks - page 60

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Tank Support Systems
Tank Support Systems are designed to
support the tank, maintain stability and
keep it stationary. They elevate the tank
to minimize corrosion concerns and
allow for easy visual inspection of the
tank’s underside.
Tank Support Systems are designed to
support the full load of the tank and its
contents and facilitate a safer, quicker
and trouble-free tank installation. In
many cases, they must be designed
to securely support and anchor the
tank during severe storms, floods
and earthquakes.
Skids
‹‹ Used to provide portability for empty
horizontal tanks
‹‹ Stabilize and maintain a fixed
elevation if being moved by towing
‹‹ High under-tank clearance for visual
inspection of tank’s underside
‹‹ Does not require extensive
site preparation
‹‹ Two style skids:
• Small skids for tanks up to 1,500
gallons with runners fabricated
from steel angle
• Large skids with runners made
from steel pipe
Supports
‹‹ Structural steel supports maintain the
tank’s position and elevation
‹‹ Provide clearance for visual
inspection of tank’s underside
‹‹ Standard supports provide 6" of
clearance and are available on
horizontal tanks up to 4,000 gallons,
5'4" diameter
Light-Duty Skids
Heavy-Duty Skids
Supports
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