Earthquakes are a daily occurrence throughout much of the world and the risk of serious damage to your infrastructure is a real and ever present threat.
Liquid storage tanks are traditionally fixed to their foundations with mechanical connections that, once a single earthquake pulse has caused them to fail, offer no resistance to subsequent cycles of the earthquake and aftershocks. Unfortunately, no one knows when, or how big, your next earthquake will be, and an event large enough to cause a failure could strike at any time. The negative downstream impacts of these events are numerous, and often not appreciated until it’s too late: business disruption; compromised workplace safety; loss of hard-won market share; and financial blows to both the bottom line and the balance sheet.
Until now, tank design the world over has been based on design codes that were developed to protect only people, not property.
The result is a system that provides protection from seismic activity, can be quickly and cheaply reset after an event, and minimizes the potential for negative impact to both lives and livelihoods.
Knowing from experience that failing to protect your facility and your product from earthquakes could be catastrophic for your business, ONGUARD’s inventors reversed this approach and created a system that is focused primarily on preventing earthquake damage and loss, knowing that in doing so people will be inherently protected as well.
By ensuring your tanks and surrounding infrastructure are secure, you reduce the risk of injury or death resulting from tanks rupturing or collapsing during an earthquake. By adopting the ONGUARD system you are meeting your statutory obligations to maintain a safe workplace and ensure the safety of your staff consistent with world’s best practice.
We understand that market share is gained through consistency of delivery and customer satisfaction over a long period of time. Loss of product, or the inability to produce due to infrastructure damage, could result in loss of valuable market share to your competitors and take years to reverse. ONGUARD helps to guarantee a sustainable future for your business in spite of earthquake risk.
Profit is the fuel that keeps your business running. Lost product, lost markets, costly repairs to infrastructure and insurance deductibles all hit profits hard. By protecting your tanks, you’re protecting the entire feasibility of your business, and reduced insurance premiums deliver consistent benefits to the bottom line this year, and the next, and the next…
Your infrastructure is a key asset, and its protection is paramount to the continuation of business during, and following, a seismic event. ONGUARD minimizes the risk of damage to your infrastructure, and of the costly repairs and downtime that would follow.
Product is possibly your greatest asset and the lifeblood of your business. Your product delivers your profits. ONGUARD ensures it is held securely within your tanks during an earthquake and its aftershocks.
Being able to maintain your operation is crucial, especially during times of peak activity. After an event or series of events that may have activated the ONGUARD anchors, the sacrificial element within each anchor can be simply, quickly and cheaply replaced using everyday tools
and with no specialist expertise or knowledge. ONGUARD protects your infrastructure, keeping any business interruption to a minimum and making sure that you maintain full production capability at all times.