BACKGROUND OF THE CHALLENGE
A sump is a subsurface area (pit) designed to provide access to equipment located below ground and act as containment to prevent liquid from being released into the environment. The sump is susceptible to various exposures i.e. soil movement, high water table area and high-load above the ground that could lead to cracking and holes resulting to potential material integrity, ineffective containment function of the sump and product contamination.
THE WINNING SOLUTION
Winner: Atlas Composite Technologies Sdn Bhd
Tank sump and dispenser sump are designed to provide access to equipment located below ground of PETRONAS’ petrol station and act as containment to prevent liquids from being released into the environment. However, the sump is usually exposed to external pressure mainly due to soil movements, high water table area and high-load above the ground that could cause mechanical failures of the equipment. PETRONAS Technology Challenge 7 aspires to seek innovative solutions that will improve the operations of PETRONAS’ fuel stations while delivering our award winning product to customers.
The challenge received an encouraging participation from both local and international companies. Upon comprehensive assessment by a panel of internal subject matter experts, Fiber Composite Crack-Resistance, Liquid-Tight and Maintenance-Free Dispenser Sump proposed by Atlas Composite Technologies Sdn Bhd has been chosen as the winning solution which provides higher strength to the tank and dispenser sump, allowing ease of maintenance and piping while being cost-efficient.
PETRONAS applauds Atlas Composite Technologies Sdn Bhd and looks forward to the deployment of the technology. Our heartiest gratitude to all participants foryour continuous support and participation in the PETRONAS Technology Challenge.