Storage Tank Fabrication Malaysia | Design & Engineering | Fabricate & Install
Aathaworld is a storage tank fabricator and contractor Malaysia, from mild steel, stainless steel, aluminium, HDPE, fibreglass, plastic, clay, acrylic, glass, wooden tank to many other materials and tank types. As a leading tank fabricator in Malaysia, we cover various industries including oil & gas, petrochemical, oleochemical, palm oil, refinery, construction and other production plants. We deliver best quality of fabricated tank from design, fabrication, installation to after-sale maintenance, from KL Selangor, other states of Malaysia to other countries.
Storage tank can be used to hold both liquid and gas, the latter one is also known as pressure vessel. Mere storage tank is different with pressure vessel because the former has no or minimal pressure. Typical storage tank by tank fabricator in Malaysia can be in square or rectangular but round shape has higher popularity due to its well-agreed advantages by the users, regardless the curved oriented surface is cylindrical, paraboloid or spherical.
Put aside structural stability where square or rectangular tank stands a better position, round water tank wins the latter in term of economic structure; round has lower surface area than tank with corner edges when they hold the equal amount of water, lesser possible ratio of circumference to area. In relation to this practical theory, non-round tank requires more building material with same capacity than round tank and having higher cost in accordance to tank fabrication in Malaysia.
In term of structural strength, round shaped is better than box from the perspective of geometrical structure, monolithic advantage applies where round designed tank can withstand external wind inward force and internal water outward force. Storage tank fabricator Malaysia claims that hygiene caring is better for round tank than non-round tank, edge and corner cleaning are easier. When it comes to temperature preservation, round tank can perform better and keep the tank’s content to stay at constant temperature. Surface area of round tank is minimized and hence heat energy has lesser place to radiate.
Storage tank fabrication Malaysia can be categorized into many other shapes such as open top, closed top, slope bottom, flat bottom, dish bottom, cone bottom or horizontal and vertical cylindrical. Huge tank is usually made in vertical cylindrical, it is because it can withstand pressure from multiple aspects. However, tanker is the name given for huge horizontal tank attached to the lorry trailer (truck).
Types of Tank
Dome or fixed roof tank (cone and umbrella tank are also the alternate name) are the typical tanks used in oil & gas sector, they are bulk storage vessel sized up to 100m wide by 30m tall with staircase wrapped around. Storage tank fabricator Malaysia make these tanks that are utilized to keep high flash point liquid such as water, bitumen, kerosene, diesel oil, heavy oil, fuel oil etc. The doom roof offers extra strength on storage pressure than the atmosphere which reduces emission to the environment.
Floating roof tank is another type of storage tank that classified into external and internal floating roof tanks, utilized for low flashpoint liquids such as ethanol, gasoline. In tank fabrication Malaysia, external floating roof tank (EFR) is fabricated with open-top and the roof is not fixed, this tank type is for medium flash point liquid including crude oil, kerosene, naphtha and diesel.
Internal floating roof tank (IFR) was developed in the to protect subjects such as lightning strikes to the floating roof. Tank vapour space is located blow the fixed roof and above the floating roof, including circulation vents to make sure natural ventilation can be done to reduce the product vapour accumulation and subsequently the possible formation of combustible mixture.
Tank fabricator in Malaysia design and fabricate many kind of tanks, for instance, petroleum based products are kept in this following type of tank, which is known as UST (underground storage tank) in order to prevent groundwater contamination and the evaporation of petroleum. This kind of tank can be found in airport, military base, tank farm or automotive filling stations. Aluminium, steel, glass fibre prefabricated tank are the most common one, made by bullet shape double layer of walled design.
The next tank cannot be missed up that tank fabricator Malaysia like us want to emphasize here is known as sphere tank, either single, double or more shell storage tank that is cylindrical in shape with flat-bottomed. Liquefied gas with extremely low flash point such as ethylene, ammonia, butane, LPG, LNG are commonly stored in this type of tank.
Prefabricated and fitted vertically or horizontally sized 5,000 to 30,000 gallons, flat end with long round shape that is built to store liquefied gases that are having properties below -100 °C in temperature and in under pressure. The tank fabrication in Malaysia normally is carried out for terminals, refineries and tank farms.
Tank fabricator Malaysia capable to manufacture either metal or nonmetallic tank, and steel tank is the most common type tank applied for many users. Steel storage tank is essential to many sectors such as grain, chemical, oil, national defense, firefighting, food, petroleum and transportation. Structure, shape and position are the categories formed to distinguish the types.