Tecniplas says it is known for manufacturing the largest FRP tank in Brazil – measuring 15 m in diameter and storing up to 3.5 million litres – but in addition to its largest tanks, it will exhibit the tanks it produces for water and sewage utilities.
“For example, one of the most common requirements is the inclusion of resting points, structures consisting of intermediate platforms and stairs,” says José Roberto Vasconcellos, Commercial Manager of Tecniplas.
Another requirement concerns the colour of resins used in the tank walls.
“We adjusted the shade of the polymers we process to make them darker,” Vasconcellos explains. “Thus, the liquid stored is not affected by sunlight.”
Tecniplas will also discuss the importance of considering the influence of wind loads on tank designs. As a result of the recent climate changes, the number of incidents caused by high winds has increased in Brazil, it says. For tanks subject to wind loads the company adds reinforcement rings, which are designed to provide protection against external pressures and avoid dents that can damage the structure.