Case Histories 2

200,000 Gallons On Line the Day After Order

Problem:

200,000 gallons of storage were urgently needed for a Southern California facility project.

ModuTank Inc. Solution:

Two 100,000 gallon EconoTanks were ordered at 9 A.M. Parts were fabricated and shipped via airfreight from New York that evening and delivered to the site at 2 P.M. the following day. Both tanks were assembled and ready for use 12 hours later.


Seismic 4 Tanks for Quake Survival

Problem:

Earthquake zones pose substantial hazards to containment systems which, accordingly, must be engineered and rebuilt to withstand the shock and stress of earth tremors. Such installations required tanks designed and manufactured to rigid Seismic 4 specifications.

ModuTank Inc. Solution:

Meeting or exceeding all Seismic 4 requirements, more than 20 tanks in capacities from 30,000 to 1,100,000 gallons have been supplied. Our reliable, heavy-duty facilities are today in service in California, Utah, Washington, Texas and Colorado.


Secondary Containment Complexity Solved 

Problem:

Two existing 15,000 gallon chemical storage tanks were mounted in tandem on concrete saddles over exposed ground. Immediately safeguarding the neighboring area against spillage from possible tank ruptures was the customer’s preemptive concern.

ModuTank Inc. Solution:

After a thorough study of the tank’s footing arrangements, a customized ModuTank with 25,000 gallon capacity was installed. Without disturbing the 25-ft. long tank’s positions or operation, the ModuTank’s protective liner was precision-cut on site, then fitted and attached around the saddles with watertight seals.


Rental for Emergency Standby 

Problem:

Large storms predicted for the fast-approaching stormy season could cause a possible overflow from a large hazardous waste storage pond.

ModuTank Inc. Solution:

In less than 48 hours after receiving this rental order, a 1,000,000 gallon EconoTank was in shipment to the customer. Assembled near the waste storage pond to which it is linked by a pumping system, the facility secures the site by providing temporary containment for potential spillover.


Resources for Leachate Collection

Problem:

Providing temporary leachate collection from land fills during treatmentplant construction was a priority need. Supplying such facilities rapidly and at relatively low cost was equally critical.

ModuTank Inc. Solution:

Retained by a consulting company on behalf of two of its clients, ModuTank Inc. quickly manufactured and shipped the specified tanks: two 250,000 gallon facilities to each of two different locations. All four tanks were furnished with double liners with leak detection and floating covers.

Problem:

A municipal landfill required additional permanent leachate collection capacity of 4,000,000 gallons. Time and budget restraints were important.

ModuTank Inc. Solution:

Two 2,000,000 gallon Hi-Stor tanks with double liners, leak detection and floating covers were installed on a fast track under budget basis.


20,000 Gallon Storage 2,500 Feet Below Ground

Problem:

A salt mine chamber was excavated 2,500 feet below ground level to receive storage facilities for fuel oil and hydraulic fluid. The confined space was 8-ft. high and accessible only by a conventional shaft elevator.

ModuTank Inc. Solution:

The easily hand-carried galvanized steel components of two 10,000 gallon VariTanks with covers were conveniently transported to their deep site through the mine’s elevator and tunnel.


Modular Tanks for Scientific & Engineering Research

• Astrophysicists tracking neutrinos at the U.S. South Pole Research Station needed to place detectors at the bottom of 6,500 foot deep holes drilled in the ice. They required a holding tank capable of withstanding extreme sub-zero cold while holding hot drilling water. Furthermore, the tank had to be shipped in compact, knock-down form because of limited cargo space. The solution was a specially lined, modular tank erected on site which held heated drilling water during its successful operation.

• Government and university hydrologists required a method to simulate forest streams storm conditions for studying flood control and environmental protection methods. The answer was a low-cost, short term rental of an “L” shaped 33,000 gallon modular tank configured to emulate storm water channel flow patterns.

• An international testing laboratory required immersion testing of large industrial components in order to provide the laboratory’s seal of approval. Although the test space available was limited and constricted, a rectangular 10,600 gallon modular tank was installed to provide the necessary volume and depth.


Power Plant Boiler Cleanout

Problem:

A power plant contractor was hampered by a narrow corridor adjacent to a facility in which to locate temporary containment for contaminated water during boiler cleanout.

ModuTank Inc. Solution:

Meeting an urgent delivery deadline, ModuTank Inc. provided two rental EconoTanks with a combined capacity of 324,000 gallons for rapid installation conforming to the site’s dimensions. A similar cleanout project met requirements with custom designed, narrow and long half-million and million gallon EconoTanks.


Indoor Fish Rearing System

Problem:

An existing greenhouse was the proposed site for raising exotic fish.

ModuTank Inc. Solution:

Two Modutanks, sized to fit the long narrow space, connected by a lengthwise integral inspection walkway and fitted with field coated seamless liners, were installed and ready to go in less than a week.


Superfund Projects for Long Term Storage

Problem:

A superfund site required 600,000 gallons of effluent and 300,000 gallons of clean water storage on an irregularly shaped site.Necessary capacity was supplied by three 15 ’high round Modustor tanks designed to fit the available area and installed on weatherresistant,steel alloy footing plate systems thereby avoiding any penetration or alteration of the site.

ModuTank Inc. Solution:

A similar space problem affected an indoor installation on a floor crowded with process equipment.Storage and handling for 145,000 gallons of dredged effluent were successfully managed by three 20 ’high and one 15 ’high, free-standing,interconnected ModuStor tanks.


Bladder Tanks for Challenging Needs


A Durable one-piece collapsible tanks for liquid storage offer low-cost solutions for special requirements such as these:
• Extensive maintenance within a water system at a national park involved storage of potable during repair work. A 50,000-gallon bladder tank was supplied for temporary use, and then repacked for standby storage.
• A construction crew in a remote mountainous site immediately required a source of potable water for the duration of their project. A 50,000-gallon bladder tank was delivered via expedited shipping in time for the job to proceed.
• A 20,000-gallon capacity bladder tank was supplied for use in a narrow mine tunnel to store runoff water.


Enlisted for Critical Seismic Overseas Service

Problem:

An overseas U.S. government facility required secure underground fuel storage for its building’s energy systems, in a region subject to severe earthquakes.

ModuTank Inc. Solution:

Modular components for two LiquiGard tanks, custom fit with bladders totaling 80,500 gallons in capacity, were hand-carried and rapidly assembled in a specially designed vault below the building. Both tanks offered secondary containment, leak detection, and were built to withstand the increase in seismic requirements.

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