Tank storage equipment
How can external factors such as rain, snow and wind affect the tank?
External factors such as rain, snow and wind can affect the tank and this needs to be taken into account in order to select the right type of external floating roof seal and work out the correct dimensions.
- For example, strong winds in coastal areas can push the floating roof and the seal in a certain direction. The seal needs to be dimensioned to handle the movement and ensure that the seal continues to seal completely tightly against the tank wall.
- Heat and direct sunlight increase evaporation and it is important that the tank is painted in as light a colour as possible to minimise the amount of emissions.