Failure Analysis of Overpressurized Storage Tank

During the delivery of a shipment of resin, damage occurred to a storage tank at a production facility in Southwestern Pennsylvania. The tank damage was apparently the result of tank overpressurization.

O’Donnell Consulting performed a failure analysis of the tank, and determined that overpressurization was due to a “blow-down” following the transfer of resin from transport tanks to the storage tank. We then developed recommendations on how to best repair the vessel.


O’Donnell Consulting Engineers Performs Failure Analysis and Design of Repairs on Equipment including Tanks, Reactors, and Process Equipment.

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