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Land and Marine Engineering, Oil Storage Vessel

Petrochemical Insulation


Shield Insulation undertook the thermal insulation of the shell of a one-off vertical cylindrical storage tank measuring 28m metres radius x 16 metres in height. Health and safety was at the forefront of the project engineer’s plans, ensuring that every eventuality had been planned.

The works took place during September and October 2013 following the construction of the tank by Land and Marine Project Engineering Ltd.
A specialist team worked with Land and Marine Project Engineering Ltd to design a bespoke scaffolding system capable of dealing with the technicalities of the project.

Working to the set specification, we applied 120mm thick semi-rigid mineral wool to the shell of the vessel. The insulation was then over-clad using 0.5mm Plastisol Trapezoidal coated steel cladding with a specified ocean blue finish. The Plastisol was stitched together using colour-coded moulded head fixings.

Close contact between Shield Insulation and Land Marine Project Engineering Ltd was critical to the success of the project. Daily site contact was maintained by our site supervisor and regular site meetings were held between the contract managers.

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