Nordweld’s Automated Tank Building System uses the “Top-Down” method of construction. All shell plates are loaded and fed individually from one location and then rotated around the tank’s periphery. The system consists of 15 ton electro-mechanical Lift Jacks, Roller Beds, Trolley (optional), Tank Rotators, a Welding Station and a Tac weld / welding stand. As the tank is being constructed, it is continually rotated, with all shell joints welded, as well as the attachment of any required nozzles. The system utilizes a mechanised welding processes, designed and refined over many years of continual research and development.
The maximum height of a tank built with our technology is 50 meters with maximum capacity of 700 metric tons. Height of a tank depends on its diameter and other factors that have to be taken into consideration (e.g. wind, tank weight, etc.).