Area of the surface in contact with the water on the inner surface is minimized by using NPU’s at the external zone instead of tension bars used in the inner part of the tank during manufacture of the classical tank. So, tank life will be extented. The circle used outside the buffer tank increases the durability of the tank and balances its position thanks to the NPU supports. A high level of strength is provided via use of sheet metal at appropriate thickness (from 4mm to 8mm).
The quality of sheet metal used is ST37, the international standard. Special oil sand is used for the bottom of the buffer tanks manufactured, and the tanks produced in line with the layout and design information provided by the Timfog engineers serving greenhouses smoothly for many years.
Oil sand, fills in the gaps between sand grains, and avoids occurence of foreign particles such as humidity, corrosive acids and also prevents corrosion of the plates under the bottom surface. An average of minimum 20 cm fireproof wool insulation material is used depending on the climate conditions.The air above the water level within the tank must be deoxidized constantly for not leading to oxidation-corrosion. Therefore, a nitrification system at high quality standards is used.
It’s also extremely important to check sudden pressure changes within the tank in order to prevent quick expansion and vacuum pressure while filling and discharging water. The deformation and collapse of the tank resulting from the potential pressure changes in the tank might lead to extensice damages and loss.
As one of the limited number of simulated buffer tank manufacturers in the world, Timfog Engineering produces at international quality. All sheet metal and construction designs are made by Timfog engineers. All necessary tests at international level are performed in a computer environment before manufacturing.
All Project details and all assembly details required during installation are shared with the customer. Timfog buffer tanks are manufactured with high hardware components. (Manhole-discharge valves-inner stair-outer stair-filling system-roof ralling.)
All the tanks produced by the Timfog engineering are simulated by 3D modelling by engineers before production is started. Thanks to this simulation modelling programs, we observe all hydrostatic and hydrodynamic reactions before the tank is manufactured and started to be used. Thus, all technical problems that may ocur during tank manufacturing and all the problems that may be dangerous are predetermined. Also, it simplifies the construction process and ensures the establishment of a more efficient physical and operational system.