Testing Procedures. Insulation. Lightweight concrete aggregate combined with Portland cement air entraining agent and water produces the ultra lightweight insulating properties capable of withstanding the temperatures produced in a fire incident.
Lightweight concrete aggregate combined with Portland cement air entraining agent and water produces the ultra lightweight insulating properties capable of withstanding the temperatures produced in a fire incident.
The mix to a specified density is pumped in to the 150mm interstitial cavity which when cured attains the 4 hour SwRi fire rating and multi-hazard approval
the 110% minimum bund capacity is not compromised due to its unique multi-cellular structure
The average bund/secondary containment capacity is in fact in excess of 135% across the capacity range
Internal temperature rise was only 165 degrees.
is exposed to a Hose Stream Test
ball ammunition (2700 feet/sec.) The bullets penetrate
the outer containment tank and stop in the insulation.
battering ram traveling at 10 miles per hour.
RESULT: the supervault withstands high intensity fire exposure without damage to tank
AVERAGE TEMP RISE 165 °F AFTER 4hours
HOSE TEST 5mins, 45psi stream through 1-1/8”nozzle
RESULT: the supervault withstands hose
stream impingement without damage to tank
BULLET RESISTANCE: 5 rounds, 150-grain M-2 ammunition, 0.30 caliber
RESULT: the supervault withstands 5 rounds
without damage to primary tank
IMPACT RESISTANCE: 12,000 pounds over 1 sq/ft travelling @ 10mph
RESULT: no collapse or penetration of tank
LEAKAGE TEST: after completing all of the tests a leak test was performed by pressurising the tank to 5psi.
RESULT: supervault was leaktight. This proves the supervault can withstand multiple hazards
ADDITIONAL FIRE TEST: 2nd 2 Hour fire test @ 2000°F
RESULT: No damage to tank
At the Nummi Toyota Plant in Fremont California in December of 1996, a transport tanker truck ignited and exploded. The truck was in the process of pumping gasoline into one of three 6,000 gallon aboveground storage tanks. The fire burned for almost 4 hours, consuming 9,000 gallons of fuel from the tanker truck. Fire officials reported that the gasoline inside the SuperVaults was thermally protected from the intense fire and never reached an unsafe temperature. No injuries resulted in what could have been a disaster. The SuperVaults suffered only cosmetic damage to the exterior.