An additional 5 million gallons of feedstock and finished product storage was needed within this biodiesel and renewable energy company’s tank farm.
New tanks and supporting systems had to be designed and installed within the existing tank farm and without disrupting existing production processes.
After evaluating existing space and processes, Baker Group engineers recommended a layout that would incorporate two new 500,000-gallon and four new 1,000,000-gallon tanks, which Baker Group engineers designed to accommodate either feedstock or finished product, depending on market conditions.
Baker Group also designed the processing system, including pumps, pipe racks, expansion systems, compressed air, steam and condensate, and carefully planned installation to avoid disruption to existing production. Piping for certain tanks was installed so that spools could be removed in order to maintain crane access to the tank farm.
In addition to achieving the client’s goals for additional storage, Baker Group’s Mechanical and Sheet Metal teams collaborated closely with the client to create and execute a construction schedule that did not disrupt normal production. The entire project was completed in five months, concluding in October 2013.