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Geodsic Domes

The application of a geodesic dome over an existing floating roof tank is receiving more & more interest from the tank storage & oil companies. A “big umbrella” over the floating roof tank protects against direct sun radiation on the roof in case of a single deck. This reduces the product temperature direct under the floating roof deck. Moreover, the ageing of the seal fabric & that of the paint on the floating roof is also reduced.

Furthermore, a geodesic dome will keep the wind outside the open top tank & there is no longer any wind effect “Drag” factor within the rim space, an effect similar when installing a secondary rim mounted seal. The floating roof movements caused by the wind are also eliminated, hence the performance & the lifetime seal will improve considerably.