Cryogenic Storage Tank Design

Royal HaskoningDHV provides a global service backed by more than 40 years’ experience in the concept creation, design, engineering and building supervision of protected storage structures for hazardous fuel.

Our Protected Storage Engineering (PSE) team provides a highly-specialised service, from conception and design to final handover of prestressed storage facilities. We work with clients around the world to the highest international quality standards and safety regulations.

These prestressed concrete protection structures are used for the cryogenic storage of liquefied gasses such as butane, propane, ethylene and LNG, with storage capacities ranging from 60,000m3 to 240,000m3 of liquefied gas.

Our PSE team always hold safety as their prime consideration. As these structures are subject to high pressure and temperature loads it is essential to predict and control when crack development occurs. During design phase, our team simulates different loads on the tank to prove that it will be able to withstand various impacts in different scenarios.

Specialised software such as DIANA (international recognized FEA software tool) is used for the design and analysis of the structures to test the static and dynamic loading impact to the structures.

Our Protected Storage Engineering services include:

  • Technical proposals
  • Basis of design
  • Detailed design reports
  • Bills of quantities
  • General arrangement drawing
  • Detailed design drawings
  • Pre-stressing protocol
  • Material specifications and procedures
  • Site supervision

Our PSE team also provides on-site guidance to local supervisors to help in the construction phase during soil preparation, piling and concrete construction works.

Depending on the type of service and our client’s requirement, we can also offer a range of expertise in geotechnical analysis, seismic hazard analysis, FEM linear- and non-linear elastic static, FEM dynamic analysis, heat flow and radiation analysis and earthquake analysis.

As a multidisciplinary company, our clients have the benefit of accessing specialist support from other areas of Royal HaskoningDHV as and when required.