The Big 5 is undoubtedly the major construction exhibition for the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) and we have just returned to the UK from the 2016 event. Balmoral Tanks is a long-time exhibitor at the Dubai-based exhibition and we have seen it reflect the highs and lows of the sector and the region over the years. There is always a palpable buzz around the event: high ranking members of the UAE Royal family…
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By John Cunningham, Design and Engineering Director Industry demands for increased design deliverables can add time, cost and complexity to a project. In recent times Building Information Modelling (BIM) has been one of these calls from both government and industry where the design information ceiling is set to move from supplier to client level. BIM is a digital concept that gathers and stores project component information in one place. Individual suppliers’ components constitute single pieces…
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By Jonathan Smith, Sales Director Although I’m in danger of teaching grannies to suck eggs here, please bear with me… Design & Build (D&B) is a project delivery system used by the construction and related industries to deliver projects in which the design and construction services are contracted by a single entity known as the design & build contractor. D&B relies on a single point of responsibility and is used to minimise risk and reduce…
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As a Balmoral Tanks installer your week starts before the previous one ends. Before the end of the current week you have to ensure all your paperwork and documentation for the week ahead is in place. Time-scheduling is important to ensure you are on site first thing the following Monday morning for the induction, always accounting for traffic hold ups of course. Working out where you will be each night, so that accommodation can be…
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Over the past year or so we’ve noticed a significant increase in the number of enquiries for Horseley Bridge hot pressed steel sectional tanks which reverses the trend seen over the previous 10 years. An important part of Balmoral’s portfolio, hot press steel sectional tanks are still preferred over GRP for certain countries and applications. In particular Africa has a strong leaning towards steel as it is a material with which they are familiar and…
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“A tank is a tank is a tank” but do all tank manufacturing companies approach the design of their products in the same way? It is perhaps surprising to learn that there are less than a dozen companies worldwide that design and manufacture bolted cylindrical steel tanks and these are located predominantly in Europe, the USA and, more recently, China. Although the bolted steel tank market is global, the relatively small number of suppliers indicates…
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‘Best in the world’; ‘State of the art’; ‘High quality’; ‘Market leading’… blah, blah, blah. In today’s business world we constantly hear manufacturers and suppliers telling us they represent the benchmark in their respective industries. You can easily be led into believing you are dealing with a market leading, best in class, never-to-be-beaten supply chain. If everyone says the same thing how do we know who is really telling the truth? What is a ‘market…
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There is an old adage in the construction industry; ’expensive today, cheap tomorrow’. With the stakes being so high on product performance within the anaerobic digestion (AD) market, it is time for end users to seriously consider their project liability portfolios, particularly when there is more than one supplier on a single project. The operating parameters for mechanical and other equipment within the AD sector are demanding. More often than not, clients are looking for…
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If you’re kind of clueless on cubic metres, gormless on gallons or even lacklustre on litres, now’s the time to check out a fantastic new tool for working out your tank capacities and sizes on the new Balmoral Tanks website. Whether you need a sectional GRP, steel, one piece, or cylindrical water tank, this unique tool will work out the dimensions and capacity to your specification. Even if you only know the space in which…
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