Mechanical Insulation of Asphalt Storage Tanks

Luse Insulates 5 Asphalt Storage Tanks  

The Luse Team was contracted by Asphalt Operating Services to insulate the 5 tanks shown above. The tanks are each 48 feet tall, with diameters of 90 feet and 130 feet respectively. This site is AOS's new state of the art facility in Chicago's South Side Deering District (106th & Torrence Ave) designed for receiving and processing asphalt cement.   

One of the project components consisted of Luse coordinating with the tank erection contractor for all mechanical insulation system welded supports and adherence to schedule demands. This was an insulation panel system installed without the use of scaffolding. Using manlifts and following the Luse site specific safety plan allowed us to successfully accomplish another in a series of Panel System projects. Luse is proud to be considered a value added contractor on this LEED certified project. The plant was engineered by ECF,Inc out of St. Louis, Missouri. This is one of several initiatives being undertaken by private industry in partnership with the City of Chicago to revitalize the South Side Corridor.

  
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