MFG forms new company for making tanks

MFG Tank is filament winding new TortisTank aboveground vessels for the oil and gas industry.

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The Molded Fiber Glass Companies (MFG, Ashtabula, Ohio, USA) announced June 18 that its newest company – MFG Tank – has launched a proprietary product aimed at the oil and gas exploration market in North America. The new trademarked TortisTank line of aboveground fiberglass tanks is designed specifically for water containment in environments where human and environmental safety is a high-risk concern.

In 2012 MFG was made aware of leakage problems with current generation tanks that were causing costly repair and cleanup problems in the oil exploration community. Safety risks from electrostatic hazards were also causing losses and concerns. TortisTank is the result of a 2-year engineering effort to produce a saltwater (brine) tank that addresses these problems and raises the standard for safety, strength and productive lifespan. Improvements in the design, the resins, the glass reinforcement, as well as the manufacturing process, yielded a fiberglass tank that holds up in extremely harsh environments for 20 years or more without fractures or delamination.

The manufacturing technology used by MFG Tank is filament winding, where continuous, resin-impregnated fibers are wound on a rotating mandrel in a predetermined pattern, providing maximum control over fiber placement and uniformity of structure. A proprietary formulation of premium grade resin and Owens Corning's (Toledo, Ohio, USA) corrosion-resistant Advantex E-CR glass is key to the TortisTank’s superior longevity in contrast to traditional tanks. TortisTanks meet or exceed all pertinent oil and gas industry standards, including API Spec 12P.

TortisTank is the first product introduction by MFG Tank, and is available in a range of sizes and colors and can be customized with common appurtenances to satisfy the individual customer’s tank battery needs. MFG Tank is headquartered and manufactures its products in Gainesville, Texas, USA at a facility colocated with MFG Texas. The company is currently accepting orders and has a number of units installed at customer sites.

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