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Internal Floating Roof Benefits - Savings

The Ultraflote® Roof utilizes the highest grade aluminum materials to maximize strength and corrosion resistance to assure a maintenance-free service life. There are many benefits to installing an Ultraflote Roof:

Benefit 1: Savings

By preventing the evaporation of product, the Ultraflote Roof can pay for itself in less than one year and continue to save thousands of dollars year after year.

For example, in a typical 120' (36.6 meter) diameter tank the losses from a fixed roof tank would be more than 5,550 barrels. With an Ultraflote Cover installed you would save more than 5,480 barrels for a savings of over $200,000 each year. Click on the image to the right to view a larger Graph.

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Let us compute the savings from your actual tank. Simply print out the enclosed form and fax or mail back to us or click here to send us an e-mail.

Benefit 2: Prevents Pollution

Internal Floating Roof Benefits - Prevents PolutionBy preventing the evaporation of valuable product, the Ultraflote Roof also prevents harmful vapors from entering the atmosphere and thus causing further pollution of the environment. The typical tank mentioned above would emit more than 1,000,000 pounds of pollutants per year. However, with an Ultraflote Roof installed more than 99% of these vapors could be contained.

Ultraflote's active involvement on API committees, particularly the Committee on Evaporation Loss Measurement, has provided us the opportunity to incorporate the latest environmental technology advances into the Ultraflote Roof.

In fact, our Vice President and Technical Director, Mr. Ronald Kern, has been active on a number of API committees since 1975. These committees have been very active recently conducting tests and developing new, more accurate loss factors and emission formulas for fixed roof and floating roof tanks. These new formulas were published recently as a new document "Evaporative Loss from Floating Roof Tanks" and included in API's Manual of Petroleum Measurement Standards as Chapter 19, Section 2 (19.2).

Benefit 3: Safety

Internal Floating Roof Benefits - SafteyThe Ultraflote Roof not only saves money and prevents pollution, but it also makes the tank much safer to operate. Inside a fixed roof tank the liquid evaporates until the space between the fixed roof and the liquid becomes saturated. Once the product in the tank is drawn down, fresh air enters the tank, dilutes the saturated vapors which then become explosive. In the rare instance that a spark ignites these vapors, the reaction would be catastrophic. By trapping all the vapors below the Ultraflote Roof the space above the cover is clean and will not burn.

Benefit Summary:

  • Cost effective initial investment.
  • No normal maintenance or operating costs.
  • Rapid field installation means minimum downtime
  • Stored product quality is protected from contamination by the elements.
  • Outstanding safety record assures against hazards and may improve your insurance rates.
  • Modular design allows components to fit through existing manways, eliminating the need for door sheets.
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