Steel tank construction according to the Bygging-Uddemann system
One of our most appreciated innovations on the world market is the Bygging-Uddemann Jacking System for Steel tanks. The system is a very cost-efficient way of constructing large-volume cisterns and has been developed from our knowledge of controlled heavy lifting technique with hydraulic jacks.
The Bygging-Uddemann system was introduced at the end of the 1950s to rationalize the erection of steel cisterns for various storage purposes. The system is used for cisterns of various design of all sizes. The construction and welding work is carried out entirely on the ground. This gives a high degree of safety and precision in the workmanship and facilitates the inspections required.
All work takes place under adequate protection and safety for the workmen. Most of the welding work is carried out inside the cistern, independently of the weather conditions. The method reduces construction time.
Bygging-Uddemann has been a leading supplier of steel tank equipment for many years, contact us when you need help constructing steel tanks.
Steel tank construction and repair
With our equipment, you can also replace a cistern base or perform foundation repairs.
Find out more about repairing of existing steel tanks in the menu to the left.
The steel tank construction system, like Bygging-Uddemann’s other systems, has been in use all over the world for many years.
Quality and Safety
Our customers’ and our own safety are always our highest priority. We are always up to date on the latest safety standards and our technology has been used for decades, which gives our customers absolute peace of mind. Our ambition is to deliver products and services of the highest quality and we are proud to have been certified according to the current standards to give ourselves and our customers the greatest possible security.
Capacity & dimensions of tanks produced with the Bygging-Uddemann system
Max. width (diameter):
Unlimited size. The only limitation is that there are enough jacks and lifting trestles available.
Min. width (diameter):
If lifting trestles can be placed on the outside of the tank, there are no limitations more than what the shell plate can allow.
If lifting trestles must be on the inside of the tank, tank diameter cannot be less than ~4 m.
No limits. In unusually high constructions and in windy workplaces, additional wind struts are used.
Is it possible to use the Bygging-Uddemann System for construction of:
– single shell (wall) tanks:
Yes. Single shell tanks are built reliably with our steel tank jacking system.
– double shell tanks:
Yes. The shell walls can either be built one complete shell at a time or simultaneously. Trestles is placed on both the inside and outside of the tank.
– conical geometry
Yes. For conical geometries, a gantry scaffold is used on which the jacks climb along.
Is it possible to use the Bygging-Uddemann System in combination with other techniques?
Yes. For example, a movable lifting equipment (telfer or similar) can be mounted on top of the roof. This can streamline the placing of plates around the tank.
Bygging-Uddemann’s system for Steel Tanks can also be combined with robot welding technology.
The construction and welding work is carried out entirely on the ground. This gives a high degree of safety and precision in the workmanship and facilitates the inspections required.
All work takes place under adequate protection and safety for the workmen. Most of the welding work is carried out inside the cistern, independently of the weather conditions.