LPG Bulk Installation
We BNH Gas Tanks are manufacturers of Gas Tanks and provide total turnkey solution for bulk LPG storage facility with vaporizer, pressure reducing station and other accessories for use of LPG as fuel in various Industries like Steel, Cement, Ceramics, Automotive, Glass and various other applications. These products are widely used by many small and big industries where consumption of LPG is very high. You can maintain a steady flow & pressure thru this system.
LPG is used as a fuel in a range of applications including in heating and cooking appliances, industrial applications, in vehicles and as a propellant and refrigerant.
390 M3 LPG Bulk Storage Installation
- Design Pressure: 18 bar (MixA1 - ADR)
- Design Temperature: -20 / + 50
- Design Code: EN - 12493 / ADR, PD 5500, ASME SECT VIII DIV 1 & 2
- Volume (m: 100 | 200 | 350 | 500
We have the opportunity of being associated with some large companies. This association provides us an in- depth knowledge on implementation and designing of LPG or propane storage facilities to comply with client’s requirements and various local governing bodies and explosive norms.
Mainly include for following factors
- Space: space for the Above Ground installation will be more than mounded installations for similar size installations.
- Installation of cost: The installation of cost for mounded is more than above ground installation
- Installation for safety: The mounded installation is firstly prior to safety installation
LPG installations are generally located in non-natural gas areas where convenience in catering to energy needs is a far away possibility without supply of a guaranteed and convenient fueling system. LPG Bulk installations the most cost effective solution for large users with higher consumption rate is Bulk Installations. LPG is stored in bulk storage tanks which come in various sizes as per the need.
- Robust construction
- Precise engineering
- Long lasting durability
What is LPG and Why LPG Is better?
LPG stands for Liquefied Petroleum Gas – a very versatile, portable and manageable fuel that’s a naturally occurring by product of the oil extraction process. LPG is easily stored and delivered in cylinder and bulk tank form, and as it produces far lower carbon emissions than oil, coal, peat and even electricity, is one of the cleanest conventional fuels available.
LPG changes from liquid into gas by introducing the right amount of pressure, at which point it turns into gas vapour, which is then drawn off as you use it. A pressure regulator keeps the gas pressure constant as the cylinder or bulk tank empties, until there is no remaining liquid left.
LPG comes in two types – propane and butane. Propane is stored in bulk tanks or a variety of red, green or grey cylinders (sizes: Patio Gas, 11kg, 34kg and 47kg), while butane is stored only in cylinders. Butane cylinders are either yellow or blue, and come in the following sizes: 1kg, 4.5kg, 5kg and 11.34kg.
Propane performs best at low temperatures, allowing it to be stored outdoors in tank or cylinder form all year round. Butane performs best at a temperature of 10 degrees Celsius, making it more suitable for indoor use and only suitable for outdoor use during summer months.
Each type of LPG cylinder is specially made to store propane or butane in its liquid state, under moderate pressure, until it is used.
COMPARISION OF LPG STORAGE TANKS WITH LPG SPHERES :
1) LPG Storage tanks are much safer since it weight is distributed evenly on a larger area thus reducing chances of collapse as compared to sphere, especially in small islands prone to earth quakes, cyclones and Tsunami as can be verified from the recent incident in Japan where a row of LPG sphere went under severe fire condition.
2) Multiple LPG storage tanks have an added advantage that the load is distributed over a larger area thus the problem of uneven settlement / collapse is largely reduced.
3) LPG Multiple LPG storage tanks makes the project faster, economical, easier and will in turn help the company to start the terminal as soon as possible which in turn will generate good immediate returns.
4) LPG sphere of same volume needs more time for construction as compared to LPG multiple storage tanks.
5) In case of installations with Multiple LPG storage tanks if there is any problem / maintenance / repair / breakdown of any one tank the outlet and inlet valves of the same can be closed and the tank can be isolated, also in case of emergency the LPG product in the tank under repair / maintenance can be easily transferred to another tank located in the same plant thus increasing safety of the plant. Whereas in case of sphere if there is any problem with the sphere or its valves or pipeline the entire plant comes to a standstill (This is a loss to the company in terms of business loss, product loss, as well as extra demurrage that the company may have to pay to the shipping company if unfortunately the LPG ship also arrives the same time when the sphere has generated a possible breakdown). But in case of multiple storage tanks even if one of the tank generate a possible breakdown and the LPG ship also arrives the same time still the LPG from the ship can be unloaded to the remaining tanks and the company will have to incur least loss due to ship demurrage.
6) Though there is a common notion that for the same volume a sphere has the least surface area and least thickness and hence lesser weight and less cost but our past experience suggests that weight saved in making a sphere as compared to storage tank is lost as wastage in the development of various sections (petals and crown) thus leaving little or no benefit of the weight saved.
7) The fabrication cost increases considerably in case of sphere as compared to multiple LPG storage tanks, since the sections have to be pre fabricated at shop, shipped to site, adjusted, assembled and welded at site piece by piece in proper sequence, heat treated, radiographer and tested at site. Fabrication of sphere requires lot of time since the petals / sections are required to be assembled piece by piece in proper sequence and completion of one stage is entirely dependent on completion of the earlier stage as so on and so forth. More over there is a continuous requirement of close monitoring, blockage of all construction equipments and manpower till the entire completion of work sequence by sequence, this makes the fabrication of sphere still more costlier and time consuming as regards to blockage of manpower, machinery rent etc.