Infrastructure Materials Manufacturer
Knockout Tank Replacement
Our team worked with this client from design through commissioning and provided API 653 evaluation services, detailed engineering for repairs, equipment procurement, and construction support for the replacement of two knockout tanks at one of their key production plants.
This client is a major producer and supplier of roofing, insulation, and composite materials used for commercial and residential building, transportation, and other infrastructure.
When this client needed to replace two existing Knockout Tanks, they approached Salas O’Brien for engineering design assistance. The current tanks’ locations and existing space limitations caused unique design challenges, and in order to meet the client’s heavy production schedule, the plant could only tolerate minimal downtime for the replacement. In addition, the inlet and outlet fume piping required replacement and re-design to increase operational flexibility.
Working closely with the client and construction contractors, our team developed a detailed scope of work and drawings package. In order to ensure our design’s success, we began by evaluating the existing foundation to confirm the structure gave adequate support for the new heavier stainless steel tanks. Our design encompassed new fume piping layouts, a new structural steel platform for access, and new tank equipment layouts to alleviate space issues. Our team also evaluated the new tanks for conformity to American Petroleum Institute (API) standards, and we supported equipment procurement and on-site construction through the subsequent phases of the project.
Our work on this project helped the client achieve their goals, meet compliance standards, and minimize production downtime.