Structural Integrity and Corrosion Resistance in One
Forgeweld has been producing the remarkable Composite tank since 1991. Thousands of our Composite Tanks have been installed worldwide.
The success of the Composite Tank lies in the fact that it remains problem-free without external corrosion monitoring. This is because Composite Tank technology combines the structural integrity of steel with the corrosion resistance of a Fibreglass Reinforced Polyester (FRP) coating.
No External Corrosion Monitoring Required
The Forgeweld Composite Tank is fabricated from high quality SABS Grade 300W (43A) steel plate with shell- and head-thickness in accordance with SANS 1535/UL 58 specifications. The exterior is abrasive blasted to 2.5 Swedish and clad with a 2.5mm fibreglass isopthalic resin and .02 flowcoat in accordance with ACT-100 specifications. The cladding materials have high impact properties and high tensile strength, permitting normal handling, transportation, rigging and installation. The finished cladding is quality checked by a 35 000 volt holiday test over 100% of the tank surface to ensure that there are no discontinuities in the coating of the tank's outer surface. Forgeweld Composite Tanks are fully insulated from the surrounding soil and are equipped with isolating bushes. Neither cathodic protection nor corrosion monitoring is required.
The steel primary tank of the Forgeweld Composite Tank provides the broadest compatibility available, safely storing all blends of conventional and oxygenated fuels, including methanol. The steel tank blends super stamina with the necessary compatibility required to remain competitive in the constantly evolving fuel market.
Forgeweld Composite tanks are fitted with lifting lugs and flanged or dished ends, depending on particular customer requirements, and are equipped with top-fitted manholes incorporating filler, dip, breather and suction (pump) apertures. Drop pipes are fitted to customer order. Standard tank sizes range from 5m³ to 45m³ but larger units can be manufactured on request.
Quality and Safety
Our Forgeweld Composite Tanks are manufactured to the very highest standards, conforming to and even exceeding the requirements of the world's top standards authorities:
We are so confident of our quality that we back every standard Composite Tank with a thirty-year warranty covering external corrosion and structural failure
Image right: Forgeweld Composite Tanks waiting to be despatched at our manufacturing plant in Isithebe, kwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.
We encourage all our customers to read the applicable codes - the protection of property, people and environment is everyone's responsibility. Copies are available from Standards South Africa or see www.stansa.co.za.