Liquid Storage SolutionsAluminium Domes
Apex Domes by Tank Connection are constructed entirely utilising their proprietary component fabrication, their geodesic domes are corrosion resistant, maintenance free and designed for extended service life.
Tank Connection dome advantage:
- All aluminium construction
- Corrosion resistant
- Maintenance free
- Engineering excellence
- Strongest space frame design
- Clear span design
- Water tight construction
- Reduced vapor losses on internal and external floaters
- Quick field installation
- Extended service life
- Optimum cost efficiency
- Superior aesthetics
- Superior performance
Tank Connection Battern Bar Design: Fig 1 & 2
Tank Connection’s beam design uses flange stiffeners for maximum beam strength. The battern bar attachment slot does not attempt to pre-form threads for screw that attach the batten bar to the beam, since a 1/4″ bolt thread pattern requires tolerances in excess of what can be extruded in aluminium. Instead this slot is sized for a thread rolling fastener that can be removed and installed multiple times in the same slot. The battern bar is designed such that when the battern is tightened, the panel is pushed into the gasket. This is the only battern system with three redundant features to ensure a leak free design. The battern legs are also designed to prevent twisting when personnel access the dome roof.
Competitor Detail: Fig 3
The attempt to form threads in the beam at the extrusion mill is not practical due to normal extrusion process tolerance. A screw will strip out the threads in the slot after one or two installations and will not develop maximum strength. No flange stiffeners are allowed due to manufacturing limitations. The gasket compression is the sole device for sealing the joint.