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Sep 7

Written by:
Julie Anne Cormier

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Internal Floating Tank Covers,
The Tank Industry,
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Why pull the plug on drains?

DISCUS IFR in Tank 337The design philosophy behind a significant shift in floating cover technology: decks without drains.

Cover drains are defined by the US EPA in AP-42 as either “open” or “closed”. Closed drains are not typically used on aluminum floating covers. Open cover drains can be either “flush” or “overflow”. Overflow drains are not typically used on aluminum floating covers either. We are left with open drains that are flush with the cover and extend to the liquid under the cover to allow liquid to drain off the floating cover. These are also called “stub drains” or “automatic drains”. Since they are open, this type of drain is a source of emissions. Read more from the Nov/Dec 2015 issue of Tank Storage Magazine

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Nov 2

Written by:
Julie Anne Cormier

Posted in:
News and Announcements,
The Tank Industry,
Uncategorized

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Watch for the latest DISCUS article

Website-Media-Ad2xFullpage-TSM-DISCUS-151102-500x321Stay tuned for our new published article coming out this week in the Nov/Dec 2015 issue Tank Storage Magazine, including our latest “Trust your inner roof” ad!

• New LAER benchmark, the EPA’s lowest achievable emissions rate
• Welded seams — zero loss
• Bolted seams — best ever tested
• No enclosed spaces — no trapped vapors
• Patent pending

Feb 15

Written by:
Bill Grimes

Posted in:
DISCUS News,
Internal Floating Tank Covers,
The Tank Industry

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The DISCUS aluminum floating cover and seal are new, but we’re not.

Discus Engineered ProductsDISCUS Engineered Products LLC was launched in January 2011 with a mission to “provide state-of-the-art solutions to enhance environmental controls for above-ground liquid storage tanks and to improve emissions, safety, maintenance and operations.”

Clearly, an audacious aspiration.

In DISCUS’ initial business plan document, we stated that our intention was to “leverage our knowledge, experience and engineering expertise to provide new and demonstrably better products.”

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