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Engineering Excellence: A Case Study of Precision in Refrigerated Storage Tank Fabrication

By Zetwerk Editorial Team


31 January 2024

Precision engineering is the cornerstone of safety, efficiency, and reliability in energy infrastructure. This is especially true for projects that involve the fabrication and commissioning of refrigerated storage tanks, where every detail matters to ensure the secure containment of volatile substances. A recent project that Sharp Tanks and Structurals Pvt. Ltd. (STSPL) executed for SHV Energy Pvt Ltd exemplifies this ethos.

In the heart of Tuticorin, Tamil Nadu, SHV Energy Pvt Ltd, sought to bolster its infrastructure with two refrigerated storage tanks, each with a capacity of 15,000 metric tons. These tanks, designed to store propane and butane, were required to meet the stringent guidelines set forth by BVIS 2022. STSPL was given the responsibility to design, conceptualize, and commission the project.

The project’s intricacies were apparent from the outset. With dimensions stretching over 46.8 meters in diameter and 20 meters in height for the Outer Tank, and 45.2 meters in diameter and 18.4 meters in height for the Inner Tank, precision was non-negotiable. The storage of volatile substances demanded utmost caution, amplifying the need for error-free execution at every project lifecycle stage.

Navigating through phases of design, procurement, fabrication, and commissioning posed a multifaceted challenge. Each step demanded meticulous attention to detail, coupled with adherence to BVIS 2022 standards to ensure compliance and optimal operational efficiency and safety.

STSPL rose to the occasion to meet stringent quality control measures, third-party inspections, and the expertise of seasoned professionals across all project facets. The result was a resounding success; despite the project’s complexities, both refrigerated storage tanks were delivered on schedule, meeting and exceeding BVIS 2022 standards.

The significance of this achievement reverberated beyond mere project completion. It underscored STSPL’s unwavering commitment to excellence and safety, further solidifying its reputation as a trusted partner in the Oil & Gas sector. SHV Energy Pvt Ltd’s satisfaction served as a testament to the professionalism and dedication exhibited by STSPL throughout the project lifecycle.

The successful fabrication and commissioning of two refrigerated storage tanks underscored STSPL’s technical prowess and reinforced its position as a preferred partner for clients seeking uncompromising quality and reliability. The SHV Energy Pvt Ltd project is a testament to the transformative power of precision engineering and unwavering commitment to quality.