THE development and expansion of WA’s mining industry has highlighted a growing concern in regards to storage structures meeting the requirements of Region D, Category 2 cyclonic wind loadings detailed in AS1170.
In conjunction with Deacon Engineers, Tanks West has developed a restraint system that involves connecting a circumferential band around the tank to galvanised square hollow section uprights that can be bolted to the tank plinth.
The system successfully restrains tanks in severe cyclonic conditions and only protrudes 220mm from the line of the vessel.
The circumferential band, fitted with clevis plates for attaching to the posts, is pre-installed during manufacture, minimising onsite work.
All Tanks West tanks are manufactured using the latest advanced resin and laminate technology systems, ensuring they are non-corrosive, impact resistant and suitable for harsh environments with high ambient temperatures.
Tanks West is well positioned to service the mining industry; it understands the logistical and environmental challenges faced by operators in WA and has provided tanks for developments including Chevron’s Gorgon project at Barrow Island, Rio Tinto’s Newman and Tom Price operations, Karratha LNG and Pluto LNG.
Using advanced manufacturing technology, Tanks West produces storage tanks with capacities ranging from 4.5 cubic metres to 60 cubic metres, engineered to suit a variety of applications.