Dacotah, LLC www.dacotahllc.com joins Bakken Energy Service www.bakkenenergyservice.com providing low profile steel liquid storage tanks for oil and water in Bakken, Williston Basin. Major project completed in Fort Berthold www.mhanation.com . The tanks are proudly engineered in North Dakota www.nd.gov
In early 2012, Dacotah, LLC’s parent company, Micada www.micada.com , was approached to design and fabricate a for installation on the exploration and production pads on the Fort Berthold Reservation. The primary concern was the extreme visibility of conventional storage tanks, which although very common, are not easy to conceal and according to some of the end users detracted from the wild landscape.
In February, Dacotah, LLC introduced its’ low profile tank capable of storing 967 barrels of Bakken crude oil or 40,600 gallons of production water. With an overall height of less than thirteen feet, the tank or tank battery is easily concealed behind any low ridge or berm.
By mid-June the first eight tank battery was installed on the Ft. Berthold Reservation at Independence Point on the shores of Lake Sacajawea.
In keeping with the custom fabrication tradition of Micada, all Dacotah tanks are hand-built using either US or Canadian steel in accordance with standards set forth in API Standard www.api.org/standards 650 11th Edition handbook. All the tanks are fabricated in a climate controlled environment by AWS and Canadian Board certified welders. The precision rolled side walls, pitched roof and floor are formed from ¼” HR plate and welded inside and out then vacuum and pressure tested to guard against leakage.
As a final step, all interior seams are hand finished to “near white metal” then coated with an acid and solvent resistant sealant against long-term leakage. This sealant is crack resistant has been tested against breakage. It has been bent to a 12 inch radius before cracking appeared. The exterior of all tanks are cleaned, epoxy primed and top coated.
As a custom fabricator, we can offer smaller storage tanks for volatiles. While not part of the inventory, these tanks can are fabricated to customer specifications.
Dacotah tanks are turnkey when delivered, complete with internal roof support column and roof rafters. The blow in and sump pipes are factory installed as are all necessary pipe couplers and the access hatch door. All thief hatches must be ordered by the end-user due to the variability of styles.
Dacotah, LLC also supplies OSHA www.osha.gov compliant walkways and stair systems to match their tanks. The walkways are fabricated from hollow structural steel (HSS) with galvanized walking surfaces. The walkways are shipped out in fully assembled twenty-foot sections. Stairs are fabricated using channel raisers, galvanized treads and HSS welded handrail. Everything is cleaned, primed and top coated before shipping.
All materials used in the fabrication of Dacotah, LLC storage tanks, catwalks, stair systems and step-overs conform to one or more of the following ASTM specifications; A36, A53, A500 Gr.B, RR-G661a or MIL-G-1958.
Dacotah, LLC is www.dacotahllc.com located in Hope, North Dakota just hours from the heart of the Bakken Play.“Dacotah, LLC – Backin’ the Bakken”. Dakotah, LLC www.dacotahllc.com joins Bakken Energy Service www.bakkenenergyservice.com providing low profile steel liquid storage tanks for oil and water in Bakken, Williston Basin. Major project completed in Fort Berthold www.mhanation.com . The tanks are proudly engineered in North Dakota www.nd.gov . Call Michael Gram at 701.866.8602 email@example.com