Tarragona Refinery: “Sock type” seal for better environmental protection

Repsol Petróleos has decided to take another step towards environmental protection at its refinery in Pobla de Mafumet (Tarragona). The aim is to avoid the losses that occur in floating roof tanks due to evaporation of product through the support leg guides.

The method involves using a sock-type gasket (leg socks) from our partner PTS (Premier Tank Services). This provides an almost 100% efficiency in sealing in these areas, which completely eliminates any type of loss.

It also prevents rainwater from getting into the product by sealing the spaces through which it could evaporate.

At the same time, protective devices are also being developed to seal the floating roof tank guide tubes