Polymaster designed and manufactured a self-bunded storage tank for installation at the Melbourne International Airport. Commonly known as the Tullamarine airport, the Melbourne International Airport is the primary airport serving the city of Melbourne, and the second busiest airport in Australia.
The client, Airservices Australia, is a government owned organisation providing safe, secure, efficient and environmentally responsible services to the aviation industry. The company needed a large capacity, single-unit self-bunded storage solution for fire retardant foam, which would be kept ready on the airstrip in case of an emergency. The storage solution would be connected to a pump set for filling onsite fire tankers.
Polymaster supplied a 13,000-litre self-bunded storage tank to comply with relevant Australian Standards. Custom modifications and nozzle penetrations were welded into the tank to suit the onsite pumping and delivery assembly. Safety was a major consideration during the design and manufacture of the tank, given that it would be installed in a sensitive location at the airport.