Why Customize a Tank Cover?

A tank cover must work as intended while minimizing disruptions to your staff's work flow. Here's why a customized tank cover makes a world of difference.

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Why Customize a Tank Cover?
GTI's cover designs are customized according to each customer's specifications and preferences, resulting in a unique cover for every client.

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Treatment plants choose to cover tanks for various reasons including controlling odors, blocking sunlight to reduce algae, minimizing heat loss and preventing debris from entering the tank. But ultimately, all plant staff are looking for the same thing from a cover system: a tank cover that works as intended, while minimizing disruptions to the normal work of plant staff.

Custom-designed cover systems
Geomembrane Technologies Inc. (GTI) is typically chosen to provide cover systems at a treatment plant because:

  • GTI’s retractable covers perform the primary function (odor control, algae control, etc.) while still providing quick and easy access to tank internals.
  • GTI is very good at making the covers fit — that is, customizing the covers to match the work requirements of plant staff, as well as work within the physical constraints of a particular tank’s features.

Factors that influence cover design include:

  • Access requirements (full access or specific locations within a tank)
  • Safety during inspection and maintenance
  • Tank openings with irregular shapes
  • Varying wall heights around a tank perimeter
  • Protruding equipment (pipes, ducts, motor drives, valves, instrumentation, etc.)

GTI’s team always asks how the covers will be used as part of normal plant operations before designing our quality cover systems. Gathering this critical information determines how the site-specific cover should be constructed. Our cover design is then customized according to your specifications and preferences, resulting in a cover that is uniquely yours.

Structurally supported covers are custom-designed to support local code loads and can incorporate options such as:

  • Guardrails around covers for increased safety
  • Cover retraction from the most convenient tank edge
  • Cover retraction from two tank edges
  • Inspection/access hatches at key locations
  • Connections for foul air withdrawal ducts
  • Customized openings to allow removal of large equipment from within tanks
  • Intermediate aluminum walkways to divide cover sections into appropriate lengths for easy retractability

About GTI
For more information, visit our website at www.gticovers.com or contact Brent Howe, vice president of product management: brent.m.howe@gticovers.com or 506/449-0993.


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