A Large Global Gas & Oil company decided to expand their biodiesel terminal in Winnipeg, Manitoba, in order to store B100, a pure biodiesel product. As biodiesel has a higher gel point than regular diesel, it requires a more precise temperature.
Pentair Thermal Management provided a complete turnkey heat management system (HMS) for the piping as well as the heat tracing and insulation of the tank. The project was managed out of the Kitchener Services office in Canada and they utilized resources and talent from service centers in Houston and Edmonton to complete the project on schedule.
The project entailed a detailed heat tracing design in combination with insulation on the B100 tank. Raychem XTV heating cable was used for its design flexibility to maintain an accurate temperature; Tracer Trac-Loc, a vertical lock-seam tank insulation system, was used to insulate the tank.
The comprehensive design was easily integrated within the customer’s timeframe and provided the accuracy required.