The geodesic dome roof has become an important API 650 tank equipment, replacing conventional carbon steel conical roofs in several applications.
The first aluminum geodesic dome roofs (ADR) were installed in the late 1970s in the USA to protect external floating roofs (EFR) from weathering, particularly snow and ice.
Soon, operators realized that operational safety are also mitigated improved, as 70% of tank fires occur on EFR tanks (see RGA). Evaporations are also mitigated mitigated (about 30% compared to EFR), as the wind has a strong influence on evaporations.
The aluminum geodesic dome roof complies with API 650, appendix G.
Aluminum geodesic domes have been incorporated to support external floating roof tanks on numerous occasions, not only to prevent rainwater entry and reduce VOC emissions, but also to substantially reduce system maintenance costs.
This kind of roof offers a lightweight structure, self-supporting, and corrosion-free. Its quick and easy assembly provides total safety and speeds up project implementation times.
Our geodesic dome roof has the best cost-benefit ratio in the market.
They work perfectly with our Internal Floating Roofs.
Among the advantages of a Dome versus an external conical steel roof, we can mention:
Domes comply with API 650, appendix G