Pressure vessel and tank design

At Practical Engineering, we recognise the importance of tanks and vessels across many industries and respect their inherent danger. We solve our clients’ problems and meet their specific requirements with solutions based on  quality, value and integrity.

We understand the vast range of Australian standards and legislation for pressure vessels, tanks and tank farms, and can offer you a range of services for their safe use.

These include:

Hazard Level Assessment

Depending on the material to be stored, the volume and the pressure, a hazard level assessment determines the requirements for state based design registration or plant registration.

Tank Design

  • Structural analysis under the applicable Australian and international standards.
  • Wind load assessment and design of wind girders.
  • Protective coating specification.
  • Level monitoring specification.
  • Tank heating system and lagging design.

Pressure Vessel Design

  • Class designation to suit construction techniques.
  • Structural analysis for compliance to the applicable Australian and international standards.
  • Design and specification of pressure relief systems.
  • Manway and inspection access design.
  • Weld, NDT and post weld heat treatment specification.
  • Hydrostatic and Pneumatic testing of pressure vessels.

Storage Facility Design

Layout and design of storage facilities to include:

  • Hazard Identification
  • Emergency response planning
  • Safe operation
  • Maintenance access
  • Separation distances
  • Spill containment (tank bund)
  • Fire suppression systems
  • Overfill protection
  • Loading stations
  • Vapour barriers
  • Lighting

Transportable Vessel Design

  • Design and certification of transport vessels
  • Hydrostatic and crack testing of road tank vehicles.
  • Department of transport RPEQ certification of Dangerous Good Tankers

Compliance Assessment of existing storage facilities

  • Site measurement and drafting of existing facilities
  • Tank thickness testing and assessment of tank farms for compliance to applicable standards

Tank Storage Facility Modifications

Assessment of the impact of modifications to existing facility registrations, assessment of mixed class storages.

We can also provide assessment reports suitable for submission to council for storage facility registration.


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Practical Engineering Australia Pty Ltd

Address 1 Colebard Street East
Acacia Ridge Qld 4110
Postal PO Box 61
Corinda QLD 4075
Phone + 61 (0)7 3875 2133 Fax + 61 (0)7 3875 2177
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