Her­cu­lon tank top bear­ings help meet in­creas­ing cli­mate change and pro­duc­tion chal­lenges to liq­uid pro­tec­tion

DEMM Engineering & Manufacturing - - PRODUCT WATCH -

Stor­age tanks to­day can hold up­wards of 10, 20 or even 30,000 tons of liq­uid that must be pro­tected from the el­e­ments and from pol­lu­tion to safe­guard it for use in wa­ter, waste wa­ter, emer­gency fire pro­tec­tion and high pu­rity in­dus­trial pro­cess­ing ap­pli­ca­tions.

A chal­lenge fac­ing de­vel­op­ers and op­er­a­tors of build­ings and pro­cess­ing plants for in­dus­trial and mu­nic­i­pal uses is en­sur­ing their top struc­tures can flex­i­bly cope with in­ter­nal move­ment from cli­mat­i­cally in­duced ex­pan­sion, con­trac­tion and wind and rain forces, while also cop­ing with pro­duc­tion stresses caused by heavy and chang­ing loads, vi­bra­tion and other fac­tors en­coun­tered within di­verse in­dus­tries. Rel­e­vant in­dus­tries can in­clude min­ing and energy, oil and gas, ports and in­fra­struc­ture, food and bev­er­age, pri­mary pro­cess­ing, man­u­fac­tur­ing, ma­te­ri­als han­dling, wa­ter and waste­water util­ity and emer­gency ser­vices.

HLD/TT bear­ings are part of a proven range of Her­cules com­pos­ite slip joints and struc­tural bear­ings for a wide va­ri­ety of struc­tures and weights in­cor­po­rat­ing en­gi­neered high per­for­mance com­bi­na­tions of en­gi­neered ther­mo­plas­tics and me­tal fac­ing sur­faces. Com­ple­men­tary Type D Her­cu­lon Bear­ings HLD/SG are de­signed to ac­cept a lat­eral load of 30 per­cent of the ver­ti­cal rated load, which can be up to 600 kN per bear­ing in stock sizes, with higher ca­pac­ity avail­able cus­tom-en­gi­neered for par­tic­u­lar ap­pli­ca­tions HLD/TT bear­ings con­sist of a thin stain­less steel slide plate with two stain­less steel studs f lash welded to the up­per face. The lower face is highly pol­ished and the plate is pro­vide with two slot­ted holes for up­lift through-bolts. This plate slides against a Her­cu­lon-coated Her­cu­pad, which has two clear­ance holes drilled into it.

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