There are a number of products such as biodiesel that have to be kept at a specific, constant temperature. If they cool beyond this point, the liquid will begin to solidify, making it extremely difficult to extract from the tank and use. In order maintain temperature, the liquid has to be constantly heated through the use of one of several different heating methods. All of these methods require large amounts of energy to keep the heat consistent. This challenge becomes even more difficult in colder climates. These tanks should be insulated to help keep the heat inside and to reduce the overall cost of heating the liquid.
Using RIDGLOK® to Insulate Tanks
The RIDGLOK® Vertical Standing Seam Panel Insulation System was designed for use in biofuel terminals, refineries, petroleum plants, and other industries where liquids must be stored at high temperatures. The system is engineered to be a very durable and energy efficient insulation system that protects the tank from freezing and minimizes heat loss. RIDGLOK® Panel Insulation Systems also reduce the amount of energy needed to keep the liquid heated, thereby lowering overall fuel cost.
When it comes to providing fire protection, RIDGLOK® Panel Insulation Systems meet the requirements laid out in the ASHRAE Handbook of Fundamentals and NFPA 22 codes. All of the panels are custom designed to each tank’s dimensions to ensure that the insulation system fits precisely.