Horizontal Bitumen Tank

What is a Horizontal Bitumen Tank?

A horizontal bitumen tank is a purpose-built storage vessel utilized in various industries for the safe and efficient storage of bitumen, a viscoelastic and thermoplastic material derived from crude oil. These tanks are integral components in bitumen handling facilities, asphalt plants, and bitumen modification units, serving as storage reservoirs for bitumen used in road construction, waterproofing applications, roofing materials, and industrial processes.

Significant Components and Systems of a Horizontal Bitumen Tank:

1. Tank Structure:

The primary structure of a horizontal bitumen tank typically comprises a robust cylindrical container positioned horizontally. Constructed from high-quality materials like steel or reinforced concrete, the tank is designed to withstand the weight of stored bitumen and maintain structural integrity over prolonged periods of storage.

2. Insulation System:

Horizontal bitumen tanks are equipped with advanced insulation systems to minimize heat loss and ensure the bitumen remains at the optimal temperature for handling and storage. Insulating materials such as mineral wool, polyurethane foam, or thermal blankets create a thermal barrier that preserves the viscosity and workability of the bitumen.

3. Heating Mechanisms:

Given the high viscosity of bitumen at ambient temperatures, horizontal bitumen tanks are equipped with heating mechanisms to maintain the bitumen in a pumpable state. Heating options may include electric heating elements, hot oil coils, or steam jackets, which efficiently heat the bitumen to the desired temperature for handling and transportation.

4. Agitation System:

To prevent stratification and maintain the homogeneity of stored bitumen, some horizontal tanks feature agitation systems. Agitators or mixers are employed to periodically stir the bitumen, ensuring uniform temperature distribution and consistent composition throughout the tank.

5. Temperature Control and Monitoring:

Horizontal bitumen tanks are equipped with temperature control and monitoring systems to regulate and monitor the temperature within the tank. Temperature sensors, controllers, and alarms enable operators to maintain the bitumen at the optimal temperature, ensuring its quality and flow characteristics are preserved.

6. Safety Features:

Ensuring operational safety is paramount in horizontal bitumen tanks. These tanks incorporate essential safety features such as overfill protection systems, emergency vents, pressure relief valves, and fire detection equipment to mitigate potential hazards and safeguard personnel, equipment, and the environment.

7. Loading/Unloading Infrastructure:

Efficient loading and unloading systems are integral to horizontal bitumen tanks to facilitate the seamless transfer of bitumen. Pumping units, pipelines, valves, and transfer mechanisms enable the smooth loading of bitumen into the tank and its transfer for use in asphalt production, waterproofing applications, or industrial processes.

Horizontal bitumen tanks play a pivotal role in the storage and management of bitumen across diverse industries, ensuring the availability of quality bitumen for a wide range of applications while adhering to stringent safety and operational standards.

30-Tons Horizontal Bitumen Tank

30-Tons Horizontal Bitumen Tank

30-Tons Horizontal Bitumen Tank

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50-tons Horizontal Bitumen Tank

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75-tons Horizontal Bitumen Tank

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100-ton Horizontal Bitumen Tank

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120-ton Horizontal Bitumen Tank

120-ton Horizontal Bitumen Tank

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150-ton Horizontal Bitumen Tank

150-ton Horizontal Bitumen Tank

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200-ton Horizontal Bitumen Tank

200-ton Horizontal Bitumen Tank

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300-ton Horizontal Bitumen Tank

300-ton Horizontal Bitumen Tank

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500-Ton Horizontal Bitumen Tank

500-Ton Horizontal Bitumen Tank

500-Ton Horizontal Bitumen Tank

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1000-Ton Horizontal Bitumen Tank

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2000-Ton Horizontal Bitumen Tank

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2500-Ton Horizontal Bitumen Tank

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3000-Ton Horizontal Bitumen Tank

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5000-Ton Horizontal Bitumen Tank

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