Steel tank construction according to the Bygging-Uddemann system
The Bygging-Uddemann system was introduced at the end of the 1950s to rationalize the erection of steel cisterns for various storage purposes. The system is used for cisterns of various design of all sizes. The construction and welding work is carried out entirely on the ground. This gives a high degree of safety and precision in the workmanship and facilitates the inspections required.
All work takes place under adequate protection and safety for the workmen. Most of the welding work is carried out inside the cistern, independently of the weather conditions. The method reduces construction time.
Bygging-Uddemann has been a leading supplier of steel tank equipment for many years, contact us when you need help constructing steel tanks.
With our equipment, you can also replace a cistern base or perform foundation repairs.
Find out more about repairing of existing steel tanks here.
The steel tank construction system, like Bygging-Uddemann’s other systems, has been in use all over the world for many years.
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The base of an old stainless steel cistern may have to be replaced. When the base plate has been cut free from the shell ring, the cistern is lifted to a sufficient height and the base plate is replaced. The cistern can then be lowered exactly in position again.
This method is also used to lift cisterns in order to repair or reinforce the foundation. Cistern which tilt as a result of uneven settling can also be lifted in this manner and straightened.
The lifiting trestles must be provided with a stable base for all of these operations.
Increasing the cistern capacity
The Bygging-Uddemann method makes it easy to increase the storage capacity of an existing steel cistern. An increase in capacity means that the bottom of the cistern must be provided with additional shell rings.
In some cases, special lifting trestles in which the jacks are placed at the top, are used depending on the size and weight of the cistern.
Bygging-Uddemann jacks can be used to move steel cisterns horizontally for longer or shorter distances.
Contact us if you have to repair, increase the capacity or move an existing cistern.
The steel tank erection set-up is a very cost-efficient way of constructing large-volume cisterns and has been developed from our knowledge of controlled heavy lifting technique with hydraulic jacks.
The Bygging-Uddemann steel tank set-up allows a complete cistern to be erected with hydraulics without the need of expensive construction cranes and with the minimum amount of labour.