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Aluminum Dome Covers offered by Tank Connection, employ precision quality, premier design, innovation in application and unmatched field installation services. Constructed entirely of aluminum utilizing our proprietary component fabrication, our domes are corrosion resistant, maintenance free and designed for extended service life.

Tank Connection Dome Advantage

  • All aluminum construction
  • Corrosion resistant
  • Maintenance free
  • Engineering excellence
  • Strongest space frame design
  • Clear span design
  • Installation by direct factory crews
  • Water tight construction
  • Reduced vapor losses on internal and external floaters
  • Quick field installation
  • Extended service life
  • Standard warranty 2 years
  • Optimum cost efficiency
  • Superior aesthetics
  • Superior performance

WHAT MAKES THE BEST ALUMINUM GEODESIC DOME DESIGN?

  • Proprietary design software, automated drawings and download files for manufacturing.
  • Proprietary extrusions, struts, batten bars and node cover designs.
  • The latest state-of-the-art dome fabrication equipment.
  • All aluminum construction that is corrosion resistant and virtually maintenance free.
  • Unmatched product quality that is backed by the best warranty in the industry.
  • A dome cover that provides superior field performance and superior aesthetics.
  • Available for expedited shipments worldwide.

TANK CONNECTION BATTEN BAR DESIGN: FIG. 1 & 2

At AluminumDomes.com our beam design uses flange stiffeners for maximum beam strength. The batten bar attachment slot does not attempt to pre-form threads for screws that attach the batten bar to the beam, since a ¼" bolt thread pattern requires tolerances in excess of what can be extruded in aluminum. Instead this slot is sized for a thread rolling fastener that can be removed and installed multiple times in the same slot. The batten bar is designed as a leaf spring to compress the low memory set silicone gasket between the panel and the batten bar. The panel edge bend is designed such that when the batten is tightened, the panel is pushed into the gasket. This is the only batten system with three redundant features to ensure a leak free design. The batten legs are also designed to prevent twisting when personnel access the dome roof.

COMPETITOR DETAIL: FIG. 3

The attempt to form threads in the beam at the extrusion mill is not practical due to normal extrusion process tolerance. A screw will strip out the threads in the slot after one or two installations and will not develop maximum strength. No flange stiffeners are allowed due to manufacturing limitations. The gasket compression is the sole device for sealing the joint

TC Node Designs

AluminumDomes.com Design

Note detail utilizes proprietary extrusion design.

Spun aluminum gusset cover provides precision seal.

Competitor

Pressed cover provides inconsistent seal.

TC Center Safety Line Support

TC Center Safety Line Support

Unmatched Safety Design:
Center safety line support uses a hoist ring designed for 5,000 lb. lateral load.

Apex Domes

Apex Domes

03/21/2016 · 10:32am

Apex Domes represents the pinnacle of precision designed aluminum covers. These advanced design innovations have evolved from the most experienced engineering department in the industry. Apex Domes ISO 9001 Certified facilities utilize cutting-edge 3D computer modeling technology and state-of-the-art fabrication equipment.

POTABLE WATER

POTABLE WATER

02/11/2016 · 4:19pm

The two, bolted RTP (rolled, tapered panel) tanks, topped with aluminum geodesic dome covers, measure 148 feet diameter by 44 feet tall with a capacity of over 5.3 million gallons. These tanks are instrumental in the water supply of Sao Paulo, Brazil and will add over 40,000 m3 in needed storage capacity a year.

FRAC SAND PROCESS WATER

FRAC SAND PROCESS WATER

02/06/2016 · 4:05pm

Tank Connection was selected to design, manufacture and install a turnkey package for over 4 million gallons of frac water storage. The customer owns and operates their own oil and gas wells and contacted Tank Connection to assist in finding the most economical storage solution for their frac sand operation.