Bulk Storage Tank Insulation Service
Sales, service and installation of thermal insulation systems
Banks Industrial Group provides you with a safe and reliable network of quality contractors and suppliers for above ground bulk storage tank insulation and related industrial services.
Our vertical-panel thermal insulation provides the most durable, maintenance-free system available for the temperature control and energy efficient operation of above ground storage tanks and vessels.
Outstanding thermal control & energy cost savings
Engineered & factory built for your exact needs
Weatherproof, no leak design
Durable & maintenance free
Installation possible while tank is in-service
Expert BIG consultation & installation service
BIG is fully insured, ISNetworld certified A+ & OSHA compliant
Need Tank Insulation?
Hassle-Free, Single-Source Tank Insulation Service
We manage the entire process from start-to-finish, including: engineering, project management and resource coordination. This benefits our clients accordingly with simplified paperwork, fast response and consistent quality. We eliminate costly subcontractor overlaps and multi-sourcing headaches to allow the customer to focus on more pressing issues.
BIG is fully insured, OSHA compliant and ISNetworld Certified A+ with documented safety conformance. We train and certify our crews continuously, and subject them to regular drug and alcohol surveillance. In short, you can be sure they have the required qualifications to get your job done safely.
Engineered Thermal Insulation Solutions
We consult with each client in order to engineer a storage tank insulation system that suits the exact operational requirements. Design factors include: tank dimensions, operating temperature, operating environment, wind load, closure details and flashing. All things considered, this information enables us to recommend the best solution possible while minimizing the chance of any unforeseen job challenges.
Problem Solving Capability
BIG can rapidly fix any unexpected challenges discovered during an insulation project. Moreover, we can solve your corrosion under insulation, leaking tank base problems, and thin-wall / through-wall defects. As a result, we help to minimize downtime by placing your assets back in service faster–and keeping them in service longer.
We provide our customers with superior customer service and a durable insulation system that saves money through increased energy efficiency and reduced long-term maintenance costs.
About Our Vertical-Panel Storage Tank Insulation
Our vertical-panel sidewall insulation for bulk storage tanks is a high quality, durable product designed for fast installation and long-term, weather resistant thermal control. Applications include: oil, gas, asphalt, chemical, fire protection, thermal energy storage, brewery, and food product storage and processing.
BIG’s composite insulation panels use foil-faced polyisocyanurate (PIR) foam laminated to a stucco texture, polyester-paint-finish, aluminum outer sheathing. The panels measure 24-inches wide–we cut them to fit the exact height of your tank. This made-to-order approach saves you money by reducing build time and labor costs.
Higher Energy Efficiency
We can match insulation panel R-values (the measure of thermal resistance) to the exact thermal requirements of your tank. We construct our panels from closed-cell foam that requires less thickness than other materials to meet the desired performance criteria. Foil faces on both sides and top edge of the foam create a moisture barrier that provides additional R-value by reflecting radiant heat. Polyiso foam resists moisture with a <0.3 perm water vapor transmission and <1% water absorption which helps maintain thermal efficiency and reduce potential for corrosion under insulation. We can add optional inner-face layers of mineral wool, fiberglass, calcium-silicate or foam glass to the panels in order to extend temperature range.
Superior Weather Resistance
Our panels use machine-formed, double-locking, standing seams to create a watertight seal with superior wind load resistance. Unlike other insulation systems, our vertical panel insulation does not use exposed screws that can leak or loosen. Locking out water intrusion lowers long-term maintenance costs because it reduces the possibility of energy sapping wet insulation and damaging corrosion.
Save money by reducing heating/cooling energy costs
Maintain product temperature and process control
Lower maintenance costs when compared to foam or horizontal panel insulation
Weatherproof as a result of our double rolled seam which creates a durable, watertight seal between insulation panels
Designed to withstand hurricane force winds
Does not require external rivets or screws, therefore reducing the chance of leaks, wet insulation and tank shell corrosion
Engineered and factory built to custom fit the exact height of your tank
Fast and easy installation does not require scaffolding, welding or hot work permits–saving you time and money
Internal cable and clip anchor system eliminates the need for external bands
Accommodates tank expansion/contraction movement by internal anchors and double rolled seams that allow for thermal movement while holding insulation panels securely in place
Compatible with all types of conventional or standing rib tank roof insulation
Easily modified in the field to fit tank irregularities, manholes, etc.
Insulation panels can be repaired on-site without affecting system integrity
Tank roof insulation systems are also available
Insulation Sheathing Colors
Insulation sheathing comes in four standard colors. We can accommodate special requests for custom colors.
Innovative Design Saves You Money
An internal cable and clip system anchored within standing seams firmly holds our insulation panels in place yet also allows for thermal expansion and contraction movements of the tank. This flexibility lowers maintenance costs compared to horizontal insulation systems which need periodic band adjustment to remain in place. Most noteworthy, your storage tanks can remain in service during the installation because there is no need for welding or hot work.
Learn How to Estimate Your Storage Tank Insulation Project
We wrote about how to estimate the cost of a storage tank insulation project in our blog.