PKG field erects polypropylene tank at water treatment facility

PKG Equipment Inc. replaced a bulging and embrittled rotationally molded tank with a custom fabricated polypropylene tank that was shipped to the job site in pieces that would fit through a 5' x 6' opening. The tank was located in the basement of the Pennsylvania American Water Company's water treatment plant in Hummelstown, PA. The largest opening to the basement was a 5' x 6' hatch in the first floor of the building, but the tank needed to be 142" in diameter x 101" high...

ROCHESTER, NY, Dec. 20, 2007 -- PKG Equipment Inc. replaced a bulging and embrittled rotationally molded tank with a custom fabricated polypropylene tank that was shipped to the job site in pieces that would fit through a 5' x 6' opening. The tank was located in the basement of the Pennsylvania American Water Company's water treatment plant in Hummelstown, PA. The largest opening to the basement was a 5' x 6' hatch in the first floor of the building, but the tank needed to be 142" in diameter x 101" high.

In order to avoid any demolition work that would be required to get the tank installed in one piece, PKG Equipment assembled and extrusion-welded the tank on site. The tank was fabricated from 1/2" thick copolymer polypropylene and was supported by epoxy coated steel girth bands. Field erecting this tank saved the customer money and greatly reduced their downtime.

PKG Equipment is a family owned manufacturer and service provider of wet and dry process equipment typically used in the finishing, chemical manufacturing, steel manufacturing and glass manufacturing industries.

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