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LNG Tank

LNG Tank

LNG Tank

I have worked on various prestressed structures over the years and I am now working on a large LNG Tank. I am wondering about not using a specialist post tensioning company but inststead do the prestressing with our own resources. We can buy all the materials including anchorages. The equupment including jacks can be rented or bought and of course i can employ an engineer, a supervisor and manpower. Anybody see a downside to this?

RE: LNG Tank

Things can go real bad, real fast! Understand your risk.

Installation of ducting and strand can be challenging.

Stressing and grouting operations requires specialized knowledge and experience for all personnel, and the equipment operation is unique. Dealing with high pressure hydraulic systems. Large stressing forces. Safety issues.

For a tank - a large one - add-in another complexity factor.

However, with experienced personnel (engineer, supervisor and general manpower) it is certainly possible.

You need to assemble a team that knows what to do when things go wrong - like stressing problems, grouting blockages, etc.

Good luck. How receptive is your client (owner) to such a proposal?

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