Sweco Fab., a division of PT&P, fabricated a water treatment vessel from 3/8″ thick SA516 Grade 70 carbon steel for a refining facility in Texas. This pressure vessel has an 84″ outside diameter, is 11′ tangent to tangent and has an overall height of 14′-8″. It is designed for maximum working pressure of 100 psig at 100°F. A radiography test and hydrotest at 130 psig, held for 1 hour was conducted prior to shipment.
This Glycol Makeup Tank is fabricated entirely from ASTM A240-304 stainless steel and is rated for 0 psig at 150°F. The tank has a 1,000 gallon capacity and measures 48″ I.D. x 10′-8″ seam-to-seam. The stand pictured behind is also fabricated from stainless steel and measures 11′ high. The customer ordered six additional units and all the Makeup Tanks underwent leak testing prior to shipment.
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Sweco Fab, Inc., PT&P’s ASME code pressure vessel shop, is building its third order for stainless steel tanks used to transport diesel fuel to off-shore platforms by helicopter. Special calculations were required to verify the air-worthiness of the skid-mounted tanks.