High-Pressure Storage Solutions
High-pressure storage is required for many industrial processes including marine terminals, refineries and petrochemical facilities.
Hortonsphere® vessels economically and reliably store large volumes of liquids and gases under a wide range of pressure and temperature conditions. With CB&I, customers benefit from our worldwide expertise and resources in this area supported by our commitment to innovation and performance excellence.
Spheres (Designed to ASME Section VIII, Divisions 1 & 2)
CB&I built the world’s first Hortonsphere pressure vessel in 1923 and remains the leader in providing reliable shop-built and field erected pressurized storage solutions. Spheres are the optimal shape to limit boil-off of gases, thereby reducing operating expenses (OPEX) for products that require refrigerated storage, including: propane, butane, pentane, propylene, ethylene, ethane, methane (LNG), liquified petroleum gas (LPG), carbon dioxide, vinyl chloride monomer (VCM), phosgene, water, liquid air and any product that requires pressurized storage.
Storage Pressure Vessels
Customers count on our expertise in shop-built storage pressure vessels and field erected storage pressure vessels to store pressurized gaseous and liquid hydrocarbons as well as gaseous hydrogen.
Process Pressure Vessels
For vessels that are large and/or complex, such as coke drums and vacuum towers, we offer shop-built and field fabricated process pressure vessels. Our patented Vertical Plate Technology can be used for any pressure vessel and delivers more usable life from a coke drum by eliminating almost all of the circumferential seams which act as bands causing bulging and ultimately cracking. As these vessels encounter harsh operating conditions, we also provide repair services for coke drums.
A Higher Standard in High Pressure Storage
At CB&I, we build all storage tanks, vessels and spheres in accordance with relevant national and international codes and standards including the American Petroleum Institute (API), American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), American Concrete Institute (ACI), European Standard (EN) and other national codes as dictated by client requirements, application, industry practices, storage design, geographic location and site-specific location.
Learn more about our industry-leading high-pressure storage solutions.