Restoring Grout on Footings of a HTF TankBy Alphatec Engineering
This whitepaper presents our repair procedure to restore the grout on footings of a 400m3 HTF tank who was with a significant failure in the anchoring+insulation system in the sliding saddle. Since 1977, we have been repairing foundations, installing new machinery, aligning, and regrouting all kinds of Reciprocating and Rotating Machinery. Noise and vibration indicate issues that can affect a machine's reliability, such as imbalanced parts, and can even cause machines to fail through their own damaging effects. Our main products are epoxy resin-based grouts with inert fillers for stiffness and heat resistance, which we use to repair cracked or damaged foundations and to install new machinery following the OEM and API RP 686 recommendations.