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Gulf Petrochem selects Ergil StorageTech internal floating roofs for its Pipavav Project in India

01st December 2014

Ergil has been selected by Gulf Petrochem to provide 16 pontoon type internal floating roofs for their Pipavav Terminal project in Pipavav, Gujarat region, India

Gulf Petrochem selects Ergil StorageTech internal floating roofs for its Pipavav Project in India
Gulf Petrochem selects Ergil StorageTech internal floating roofs for its Pipavav Project in India. Source: Ergil

Ergil as a designer, builder and installer of storage tanks to the petroleum and chemical industries, has expended much effort to the cause of reducing tank storage losses since 1996.

In addition to building fixed roof storage tanks, it manufactures full-contact type internal floating roofs, pontoon type internal floating roofs, and carbon steel external floating roofs, as well as a range of external and internal floating roof seals, weather seals and a rim-seal firefighting system, an essential safety feature.

Ergil StorageTech is a major supplier of pontoon type internal floating roofs, which fully complies with API 650 standards. Pontoon type floating roofs are the most economical type of floating roofs in the market. Pontoon type IFR, which consists of a series of capped hollow tubular pontoons connected to a grid of beams and top-sheet of aluminum tread plate. The design permits a vapour space between the floats and the underside of the plate. StorageTech internal floating roofs, which minimize the evaporation losses of stored products, such as jet fuels, gasoline, diesel, and crude oil, can be offered as aluminum or stainless steel design. In addition to the economic benefits, floating roofs help control hydrocarbon emmisions and risk of fire.

Oktay Altunergil, CEO of Ergil comments: “In the past ERGIL successfully supported Gulf Petrochem in their projects in Tanzania and the United Arab Emirates. With this project I very much look forward to developing business and opportunities in India. Since establishment of Ergil we have continued to strive to provide high quality of products and services to the oil and gas industries all over the world and I believe this is a landmark order for ERGIL in such a competitive and fast growing market.”

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