What is floating roof?

Firstly let’s talk about the storage tank. Storage tank is used for storing different kinds of liquids including organic liquids, non organic liquids, vapors, etc. It can be found in many industries like petroleum, petrochemical, oil, chemical,etc

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The storage tank is normally in cylindrical shape, size from 1 to 60 meters or more, mainly consists of shell, floating roof, seal and spare parts.

It include eight main categories:

  1. Fixed-roof tanks
  2. External floating roof tanks
  3. Internal floating roof tanks
  4. Domed external floating roof tanks
  5. Horizontal tanks
  6. Pressure tanks
  7. Variable vapor space tanks
  8. LNG (Liquefied Natural Gas) tanks

What is floating roof?

The floating roof is the roof that floats on the surface of the stored liquid, rising and falling with the liquid level. It focuses on reducing the volatilization of the liquid in storage tank, the loss of energy and protecting the environment. By installing the floating roofs to seal the liquid, the storage tank is able to reduce the temperature and achieve the goal to save energy and protect the environment.

The material of floating roof include steel, aluminum, stainless steel.

According to the types of storage tank, it include two kinds:

  1. external floating roof
  2. internal floating roof

Floating roof application:

Suitable for storing volatile liquid such as gasoline, light diesel oil, crude oil etc, and chemical medium such as alcohols, benzene,etc

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