Lloyd's Register Energy has inspected and certified a 28 m high cryogenic storage tank for VRV Asia Pacific Pvt. Ltd.
Lloyd’s Register Energy surveyors were involved during the manufacturing of the vessel to ensure the equipment was built to specified construction codes and India’s Petroleum and Explosives Safety Organization (PESO) regulation.
PESO stipulates the design of the structural support and foundation for the cryogenic storage tank must be verified by an independent body. Lloyd’s Register Energy is an approved inspection body by PESO for pressure tanks. The end user, Ellenbarrie Industrial Gases Ltd, nominated Lloyd’s Register Energy for the design appraisal work to ensure compliance.
The storage tank is the largest to be made in India using a technique called ‘cold strengthening’, which uses hydrostatic force to test for strength and leaks. Using this test helps maintain safety standards and durability of a vessel over time with stringent process control procedures under the guidance of Lloyd’s Register Energy.
VRV’s tank will operate in temperatures of -196 C° and has a storage capacity of approximately 433 000 litres.
Adapted from press release by Callum O'Reilly
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