Services Plant design for industrial construction, chemical industry, petroleum industry and tank farms

The employees in the Oil & Gas Facility Planning department have extensive knowledge of a large number of legal requirements as well as environmental and plant engineering regulations. With their help, they plan tank and handling facilities in mineral oil tank farms for a large number of clients at international and national levels. In addition to the development of planning documents for the new building, the services of the department also include the conversion and expansion of existing tank farms. Depending on the client's requirements, the planning documents are created in multiple languages ​​using tried-and-tested software modules and powerful CAD technology.

Mineral oil and liquid gas tank farms

  • Storage facilities, tanks and containers
  • Loading systems for TKW, KWG and ships
  • Emission reduction systems / VRU and vapor storage
  • Pipe alignment pump stations
  • Refurbishment of reception rooms
  • safety considerations
  • Fire protection concepts for mineral oil tank farms

Energy and utilities

  • Combined heat and power (CHP) with a CHP or fuel cell
  • Fuel supply systems
  • Optimization of process engineering plants
  • Conditioning of biogas
  • Water treatment and distribution

Other industrial and property planning

  • Water supply system for foundry operations
  • Workshop technology for maintenance companies
  • Maintenance base for rail vehicles
What are the challenges in designing tank farms?

In tank farms, a wide variety of systems must function smoothly and ensure the safety of everyone involved and the environment. All facilities, ancillary buildings, pipelines must be coordinated with each other and designed with appropriate expertise by safety and process engineering. Above all, the mechanical trades must work hand in hand to ensure that the subsequent plant can be commissioned and operated safely.

What role do fire protection concepts play in the design of tank farms?

Due to the storage of liquid and solid hazardous substances, tank farms must have a comprehensive and state-of-the-art fire protection concept. Tank farms are considered specialized structures and must take preventive fire protection measures accordingly. Protective measures and safety precautions serve not only the well-being of the operator, but also the protection of the population in the surrounding area from fires, explosive mixtures or toxic vapors in the event of a fire.

New construction or conversion and expansion of existing tank farms? Which is the better option?

Together with our clients, we find the most suitable and economical solution. Our technical expertise includes interdisciplinary skills in plant and piping design, fire protection and permit planning. Precise planning for all flammable liquids in accordance with the latest safety and environmental standards is part of our core competence.

Our performance aspiration - A good solution for you!

Dipl.-Ing. Reinhard Gedrich
P: +49 351 47878-20