Build and assemble
Gpi supplied 58 new stainless steel tanks to E&A Scheer. As alcohol vapour poses a big risk of explosion, welding and assembling on site was not an option. That’s why the vast majority of the tanks were built at Gpi and transported on lorries to Amsterdam, where Gpi placed the tanks in the storage areas via the roof.
“We needed various sizes of tanks and had the choice of several suppliers. The people at Gpi best understood what we wanted. I visited them in Lopik and saw with my own eyes that they are wellequipped and well-versed in all the possibilities of stainless steel.”
Carsten Vlierboom, managing director and master blender of E&A Scheer
Safety is paramount
Rum has a high alcohol content, so safety is a key consideration in the design of the storage and blending tanks. The stainless steel tanks at E&A Scheer – with a capacity of 15,000, 30,000 and 60,000 litres – are not that complex in themselves. But a number of these tanks are quite special in that they consist of two separate vertical compartments: a highly efficient solution to make maximum use of scarce storage space.