Gpi recently had the honour of supplying two stainless steel water tanks for a very unusual project. These will be used as training tanks for rescue divers.
Water storage tanks
Water storage tanks from 500 litres to 15,000 m3
Gpi builds stainless steel water storage tanks in all kinds of shapes and sizes for every conceivable application and industry. They range from a water tank of 480 m3 with a high-quality finish for a professional diving centre to a demineralised water storage tank of 7300 m3 for a utility company.
Demineralised water storage tanks
Demineralised water is ultra-pure. It is produced by techniques such as membrane filtration and ion exchange, among others. This removes not only all floating particles (such as sand and algae) from the water but also other components. Demineralised water is used above all for producing high-pressure steam. It ensures good conductivity and avoids contamination in the expensive turbines.
Increasing numbers of companies are using demineralised water – demi water for short – for their production processes. Our customer Evides Industriewater supplies it from its demi water factory in Botlek. Gpi supplied 4 water tanks for Evides for this: two softened water storage tanks and two demineralised water tanks.
At our site in Lopik, we produce high-quality water tanks in diameters of up to 6 metres. From there, we can get to the majority of sites quickly by road. If the tank can no longer be transported by road, we often produce the water tank at our site in Groot-Ammers. This factory is directly on the River Lek and we can transport the tank by water from there. And if it is not possible to transport the water tank, we also construct tanks of up to 30 metres in diameter and 30 metres in height on site. This generally involves using our Coil Building System, which allows very high-quality tanks to be built extremely efficiently.
No matter what the size of tank or the construction method, safety is a top priority both during the building work and when it is being used. Tanks can be produced according to all the relevant norms, such as Eurocode 3, EN 14015, ASME and API 650. All kinds of technical variants are possible, such as heated/cooled tanks, double floors, domed roofs or double-walled tanks.
Do you have any questions about our water tanks?
Gpi has constructed an on-site tank for USG Geleen with a capacity of no less than 7300m3. The tank has been designed to EN 14015, the European norm for flat-bottomed tanks.
Gpi has build a 3995m3 demiwatertank for its customer, Dow Chemicals, on site. The tank is designed and build according to API650 guidelines.