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Storage Tanks

We have a wide range of experience constructing storage tanks with the slipform technique. Storage tanks for liquified gas, tall deposits and digesters are our main areas of focus in this sector.

The widespread use of slipform technology in the implementation of large tanks is not only explained by the speed of construction, simplicity and various other advantages, but also since it removes the need for joints in the concrete, which is a characteristic of this method. The monolithic structure obtained through this method of construction, besides improving the structural quality, also confers a functional improvement when dealing with the storage of liquids and gases.

Our contribution in the implementation of elevated tanks goes from the shaft sliding to the hoisting, which is executed on the ground and lifted into place using a system of special jacks, releasing it in the final position. As a result of that, there is no need to use falseworks.

Given that the size of these kinds of works is very large, we use a double bracing system for storage tanks and digesters which is composed of:

  • Perimeter bracing: made up of a double triangulated tubular structure connected to the formwork.
  • Radial bracing: made up of a central ring and a series of turnbuckles connected to the formwork.
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