The Overview and Problem:
Insulation was required on the ground storage tank in order to maintain an adequate temperature year-round to keep from freezing. The tank was designed to store water for fire protection purposes.
The insulation was needed on an above-ground storage tank at an insulation manufacturing company in Elizabethtown, PA. Elizabethtown is located in the southwest corner of Pennsylvania and is relatively close to Philadelphia, PA, and Baltimore, MD.
This RIDGLOK® Vertical Standing Seam Panel Insulation System was manufactured at the MC&I facility in Reed, KY for installation on a 41.5’D x 32’H fire water storage tank with a straight roof panel design. The tank shell and roof materials consist of a 1.5” Polyisocyanurate insulation board R-Value of 10. Insulation is laminated to stucco embossed 0.024 x 24” W aluminum metal jacketing at our facility prior to installation. Also, the RIDGLOK® straight roof design and flashing system minimized potential corrosion points contributing to the overall performance of the system.
The client now enjoys:
- Lower Energy bills
- An aesthetically pleasing tank that complements the facility
- 1-year warranty and a Lifespan of 25+ years of thermal protection
When the installation was completed, the site foreman responded with the work being done satisfactorily and would recommend the RIDGLOK® Panel System.