PRODUCTS

ATECO  specializes in the design, manufacturing, supply and installing of above ground storage tank equıpment. The management of ATECO has an extensive track record in this industry, therefore we are the experts in servicing your requirements in this area.

Aluminum Geodesic Domes

Geodesic aluminum domes are the preferred cover solution for any storage application. Aluminum dome structures are superior to other cover designs of alternate materials due to:

Corrosion Resistance

Aluminum is inherently corrosion resistant versus other alloys. It will last the lifetime of the structure and will not need to be painted or repainted for protection from the atmosphere

Low Lifetime Maintenance Cost

With no corrosion or the need to repaint to protect the structure over time, there is little-to-no maintenance costs associated with an aluminum dome

Clear-Span Capability

Aluminum’s lightweight characteristics allows for larger clear-span cover capability than structures utilizing steel, concrete and other materials

Fast and Low Cost Construction

Creative design and lightweight components provide for installation in 1/3 the time it takes to install other cover systems. Less time, labor and equipment needs combine for a low total cost of installation

Design Flexibility

Aluminum’s excellent strength-to-weight ratios and creative component design yield covers and structures that cannot be achieved with other materials

The dome’s superior structural design gives it many advantages. Using proprietary variations of geodesic geometry, our domes are noted for their ability to meet exacting live load requirements by providing greater stiffness and strength, pound-for-pound, than any other dome geometry system.

ATECO Tank domes have been designed for snow loads of up to 165 pounds per square foot and windloads of up to 150 mph. Our unique panel design is specifically engineered to support loads of up to 500 pounds on any one square foot. We have the ability to design domes up to 500 feet in diameter.

 

ATECO Tank History

ATECO Tank is a worldwide company in designing, manufacturing and constructing custom aluminum covers and structures for architectural, environmental and industrial applications.

Key Benefits

 ATECO Geodesic Dome’s advanced design and manufacturing technology provides excellent benefits. Here’s how:

  • Most effective leak-protection solution — Engineered for maximum weather-tightness for both new tanks and retrofits. Ateco provides double sealing on clamp bars to get most effective leak protection.
  • Low maintenance cost — Aluminum alloys are corrosion resistant and don’t require painting like steel fixed roofs. Besides, no need for rebolting etc as the connections are being made by lock bolts.
  • Emissions reduction — reduces wind-induced vapor loss, aids in odor control and provides significant emission credits; for light products such as gasoline, a dome installed over an EFR can cut emissions by over 90%. By using Ateco gastight geodesic dome roof emissions can be controlled and reused.
  • In-service installation — Can be erected on the ground beside the tank or on an EFR and lifted into place easly. There is no hot working required so installation risks are minimised.
  • Custom engineered— To accommodate a wide range of spans and loading conditions for your operation.
  • Complying with the codes— Ateco geodesic dome roofs are being designed as per the latest edition of API 650.
  • Platforms available— We offer you central and gauging platfomrs with handrails for any kind of operation needed on top of dome roof.
  • Key Design Feauters ATECO Geodesic Dome’s advanced design technology provides excellent benefits for operation. Here’s how:
    • Batten bar QUARTET completely covers gasket to prevent environmental degradation.
    • INTERLOCK panels ensure additional protection against weather.
    • Hub designed with gasket of sealing to ensure maximum leak protection
    • Hub cover can be easily removed for inspection or adjustment of IFR suspension chains
    • Options for fixed or sliding shoe connections
    • Can easily handle the weight of suspended aluminum internal floating roofs
    • Industry-leading 3D FINITE ELEMENT ANALYSIS and DESIGN software for maximum accuracy and shorter design time.
    • Easy to understand installation drawings for more accuracy at site during installation.
    • BUCKLING ANALAYSIS for both new and existing tanks.
    • Easy to install central platform for all accessories on the top.
    • Central safety hook connection for any purpose on top of the dome roof.
    • More accuracy and tightness with Lock Bolt connection.
    • Minimum silicone usage after installation.
    • Zero hot work at site.

     

SPECIFICATION

ATECO Geodesic Dome’s are being designed and manufactured as per the latests material requirements of the code. Here below u can find standard specification of the materials. Grades are adaptable as per the specific requirement of your operation

SR No. ITEM GRADE DESCRIPTION
1 I Beams (Dome Struts) AA 6061 T6 ·        Mill Finish

·        Thickness differs according to structural design

2 I Beams (Tension/Comperssion Ring) AA 6061 T6 ·        Mill Finish

·        Thickness differs according to structural design

3 Node Plates AA 6061 T6 ·        Mill Finish

·        10mm thick pre bended circular plates

4 Batten Bar (Clamp Profile) AA 6063 T6 ·        Mill Finish

·        Pre punched at shop

5 Triangular Closure Panel AA 3003 H16 ·        Mill Finish

·        1.2mm thick as per API 650 App. G

·        Double bend on edges

·        Node plate connection for more accuracy of weather thigtness

6 Skirt (Flashing) Plate AA 3003 H16 ·        Mill Finish

·        1.2mm thick as per API 650 App. G

·        Double bend on edges

·        Node plate connection for more accuracy of weather thigtness

7 Bird Screen AA 5754 ·        Mill Finish

·        2mm Thick

 

8 Manway AA 3003 H16 ·        Mill Finish

·        1.2mm thick

·        One step installation at site

·        Onboard sealing

·        Easy to open

·        Permanent locking system

 

9 Doormers, Doors and Hatches AA6061-T6/AA5058-H34 or AA5052-H36 ·        Mill finish

·        2.5mm nominal thickness

·        On shop fabricated

10 Structural Fasteners 300 Series SS ·        Lock bolt connection
11 Joint Fasteners 300 Series SS
12 Isolation Pad SS 316 ·        2mm nominal thickness

·        On shop shaped

13 Friction Bearing Pads PTFE ·        5mm thickness

·        On site installation

14 Batten Bar Gaskets Extruded Silicone ·        Two different type of gaskets for one batten bar

·        On shop installation

15 Hub Cover Gaskets Extruded Silicone ·        On shop installation
16 General Sealing Silicone ·        On site installation

 

 

NOTES:

 

ATECO to ensude and confirm suitability of the dome design for the service conditions, and media to be stored. Water tightness should also be confirmed as a design objective, where this can be tested with a water spray test or during adverse weather conditions.

 

The use of any materials in the dome structure other than aluminium or stainless steel is expressly forbidden. Cadmium plated bolts, galvanized bolts, or other dissimilar materials can introduce serious concerns for galvanic corrosion, and as such can not be used.

 

The use of mastic batten bar gaskets, or rubber batten bar gaskets such as Neoprene, EPDM, Viton or other rubbers is not allowed to avoid accelerated ageing of the dome structure.

 

MIN. DESIGN DOCUMENTS

Ateco always ensures having the right product for the specific requirements. In order to achieve that accuracy, ATECO provides below listed design documents before proceeding with manufacturing.

  • Analysis Procedure
  • Description of Structure
  • Design Load Calculation (Dead Load, Live Load, Snow Load etc.)
  • Material Specifications
  • Wind Load Calculations
  • Free Vent Calculation (API 2000)
  • Section Properties
  • Tension Ring Calculation
  • Shoe Analysis
  • Structural Analysis
  • Tank Shell Buckling Analysis
  • Earthquake Calculation
  • Skylight Analysis
  • Dome Roof Panel Analysis
+ OVERVIEW

Aluminum Geodesic Domes

Geodesic aluminum domes are the preferred cover solution for any storage application. Aluminum dome structures are superior to other cover designs of alternate materials due to:

Corrosion Resistance

Aluminum is inherently corrosion resistant versus other alloys. It will last the lifetime of the structure and will not need to be painted or repainted for protection from the atmosphere

Low Lifetime Maintenance Cost

With no corrosion or the need to repaint to protect the structure over time, there is little-to-no maintenance costs associated with an aluminum dome

Clear-Span Capability

Aluminum’s lightweight characteristics allows for larger clear-span cover capability than structures utilizing steel, concrete and other materials

Fast and Low Cost Construction

Creative design and lightweight components provide for installation in 1/3 the time it takes to install other cover systems. Less time, labor and equipment needs combine for a low total cost of installation

Design Flexibility

Aluminum’s excellent strength-to-weight ratios and creative component design yield covers and structures that cannot be achieved with other materials

The dome’s superior structural design gives it many advantages. Using proprietary variations of geodesic geometry, our domes are noted for their ability to meet exacting live load requirements by providing greater stiffness and strength, pound-for-pound, than any other dome geometry system.

ATECO Tank domes have been designed for snow loads of up to 165 pounds per square foot and windloads of up to 150 mph. Our unique panel design is specifically engineered to support loads of up to 500 pounds on any one square foot. We have the ability to design domes up to 500 feet in diameter.

 

ATECO Tank History

ATECO Tank is a worldwide company in designing, manufacturing and constructing custom aluminum covers and structures for architectural, environmental and industrial applications.

+ KEY BENEFITS

Key Benefits

 ATECO Geodesic Dome’s advanced design and manufacturing technology provides excellent benefits. Here’s how:

  • Most effective leak-protection solution — Engineered for maximum weather-tightness for both new tanks and retrofits. Ateco provides double sealing on clamp bars to get most effective leak protection.
  • Low maintenance cost — Aluminum alloys are corrosion resistant and don’t require painting like steel fixed roofs. Besides, no need for rebolting etc as the connections are being made by lock bolts.
  • Emissions reduction — reduces wind-induced vapor loss, aids in odor control and provides significant emission credits; for light products such as gasoline, a dome installed over an EFR can cut emissions by over 90%. By using Ateco gastight geodesic dome roof emissions can be controlled and reused.
  • In-service installation — Can be erected on the ground beside the tank or on an EFR and lifted into place easly. There is no hot working required so installation risks are minimised.
  • Custom engineered— To accommodate a wide range of spans and loading conditions for your operation.
  • Complying with the codes— Ateco geodesic dome roofs are being designed as per the latest edition of API 650.
  • Platforms available— We offer you central and gauging platfomrs with handrails for any kind of operation needed on top of dome roof.
+ KEY DESIGN FEATURES
  • Key Design Feauters ATECO Geodesic Dome’s advanced design technology provides excellent benefits for operation. Here’s how:
    • Batten bar QUARTET completely covers gasket to prevent environmental degradation.
    • INTERLOCK panels ensure additional protection against weather.
    • Hub designed with gasket of sealing to ensure maximum leak protection
    • Hub cover can be easily removed for inspection or adjustment of IFR suspension chains
    • Options for fixed or sliding shoe connections
    • Can easily handle the weight of suspended aluminum internal floating roofs
    • Industry-leading 3D FINITE ELEMENT ANALYSIS and DESIGN software for maximum accuracy and shorter design time.
    • Easy to understand installation drawings for more accuracy at site during installation.
    • BUCKLING ANALAYSIS for both new and existing tanks.
    • Easy to install central platform for all accessories on the top.
    • Central safety hook connection for any purpose on top of the dome roof.
    • More accuracy and tightness with Lock Bolt connection.
    • Minimum silicone usage after installation.
    • Zero hot work at site.

     

+ SPECIFICATION

SPECIFICATION

ATECO Geodesic Dome’s are being designed and manufactured as per the latests material requirements of the code. Here below u can find standard specification of the materials. Grades are adaptable as per the specific requirement of your operation

SR No. ITEM GRADE DESCRIPTION
1 I Beams (Dome Struts) AA 6061 T6 ·        Mill Finish

·        Thickness differs according to structural design

2 I Beams (Tension/Comperssion Ring) AA 6061 T6 ·        Mill Finish

·        Thickness differs according to structural design

3 Node Plates AA 6061 T6 ·        Mill Finish

·        10mm thick pre bended circular plates

4 Batten Bar (Clamp Profile) AA 6063 T6 ·        Mill Finish

·        Pre punched at shop

5 Triangular Closure Panel AA 3003 H16 ·        Mill Finish

·        1.2mm thick as per API 650 App. G

·        Double bend on edges

·        Node plate connection for more accuracy of weather thigtness

6 Skirt (Flashing) Plate AA 3003 H16 ·        Mill Finish

·        1.2mm thick as per API 650 App. G

·        Double bend on edges

·        Node plate connection for more accuracy of weather thigtness

7 Bird Screen AA 5754 ·        Mill Finish

·        2mm Thick

 

8 Manway AA 3003 H16 ·        Mill Finish

·        1.2mm thick

·        One step installation at site

·        Onboard sealing

·        Easy to open

·        Permanent locking system

 

9 Doormers, Doors and Hatches AA6061-T6/AA5058-H34 or AA5052-H36 ·        Mill finish

·        2.5mm nominal thickness

·        On shop fabricated

10 Structural Fasteners 300 Series SS ·        Lock bolt connection
11 Joint Fasteners 300 Series SS
12 Isolation Pad SS 316 ·        2mm nominal thickness

·        On shop shaped

13 Friction Bearing Pads PTFE ·        5mm thickness

·        On site installation

14 Batten Bar Gaskets Extruded Silicone ·        Two different type of gaskets for one batten bar

·        On shop installation

15 Hub Cover Gaskets Extruded Silicone ·        On shop installation
16 General Sealing Silicone ·        On site installation

 

 

NOTES:

 

ATECO to ensude and confirm suitability of the dome design for the service conditions, and media to be stored. Water tightness should also be confirmed as a design objective, where this can be tested with a water spray test or during adverse weather conditions.

 

The use of any materials in the dome structure other than aluminium or stainless steel is expressly forbidden. Cadmium plated bolts, galvanized bolts, or other dissimilar materials can introduce serious concerns for galvanic corrosion, and as such can not be used.

 

The use of mastic batten bar gaskets, or rubber batten bar gaskets such as Neoprene, EPDM, Viton or other rubbers is not allowed to avoid accelerated ageing of the dome structure.

 

+ DESIGN DOCUMENTS

MIN. DESIGN DOCUMENTS

Ateco always ensures having the right product for the specific requirements. In order to achieve that accuracy, ATECO provides below listed design documents before proceeding with manufacturing.

  • Analysis Procedure
  • Description of Structure
  • Design Load Calculation (Dead Load, Live Load, Snow Load etc.)
  • Material Specifications
  • Wind Load Calculations
  • Free Vent Calculation (API 2000)
  • Section Properties
  • Tension Ring Calculation
  • Shoe Analysis
  • Structural Analysis
  • Tank Shell Buckling Analysis
  • Earthquake Calculation
  • Skylight Analysis
  • Dome Roof Panel Analysis