PKG Equipment Inc. Field Erects Polypropylene Tank at Water Treatment Facility

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PKG Equipment Inc. replaced a bulging and embrittled rotationally molded tank with a custom fabricated polypropylene tank that was shipped to the job site in pieces that would fit through a 5' x 6' opening.

Last week PKG Equipment Inc. replaced a bulging and embrittled rotationally molded tank with a custom fabricated polypropylene tank that was shipped to the job site in pieces that would fit through a 5' x 6' opening. The tank was located in the basement of the Pennsylvania American Water Company's water treatment plant in Hummelstown, PA. The largest opening to the basement was a 5' x 6' hatch in the first floor of the building, but the tank needed to be 142" Ø x 101" high.

In order to avoid any demolition work that would be required to get the tank installed in one piece, PKG Equipment assembled and extrusion welded the tank on site. The tank was fabricated from ½" thick copolymer polypropylene and was supported by epoxy coated steel girth bands. Field erecting this tank saved the customer money and greatly reduced their downtime.

About PKG Equipment
PKG Equipment is a family owned manufacturer and service provider of wet and dry process equipment typically used in the finishing, chemical manufacturing, steel manufacturing and glass manufacturing industries. Established in 1969, the company offers complete turn-key service from design to installation and start-up. PKG is a unique manufacturing company with the ability to fabricate equipment from various metals and thermoplastics. For more information, please visit http://www.pkgequipment.com.

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