Benchmarked as the Industry Standard
Since the 1960's, tank builders worldwide have trusted FOAMGLAS® insulation as a core component in tank base insulation systems, and today thousands of hot, cold and cryogenic tanks are supported by FOAMGLAS® insulation systems.
In fact, FOAMGLAS® HLB insulation is a core component of over 90% of the world's Liquified Natural Gas tanks base insulation systems, a critical application requiring high load bearing capabilities and thermal insulation properties.
The actual design of a load bearing insulated base is a specialized engineering discipline and numerous qualified companies have their own preferred design and construction procedures.
When designing a load bearing insulated tank base system, many factors must be evaluated in determining the specific type of FOAMGLAS® HLB insulation and capping system to be employed.
These include, but are not limited to :
- tank height
- type of liquid to be stored
- storage temperature
- preferred application procedures
- local environmental conditions such as earthquake requirements
- load during hydro testing
- existence of non vertical forces
Typical Configuration for Cold & Cryogenic Tank Base Applications:
LNG, LPG, LN2, LOX, Ammonia, Ethane, Ethylene
- Multi-layer system of high load bearing FOAMGLAS® insulation
- PITTCOURSE™ DPC interleaving membrane or other appropriate interleaving for the application temperature range.
Typical Configuration for High Temperature Tanks Applications:
Hot Oil, Asphault, Solar Salt
- Single layer system of high load bearing FOAMGLAS® insulation
- Layer of sand, oil-sand mix or sand asphalt mix as levelling and pressure distribution layer