Bespoke Buffer Tanks

Mibec bespoke buffer tanks

At Mibec, we take pride in delivering products and solutions that stand the test of time, turning thermal storage visions into reality – from design to delivery. As bespoke buffer tank specialists, we can supply customised tank solutions designed and built for job-specific applications that address our client’s challenges seamlessly. Our bespoke but cost-effective buffer tanks are ideal for various applications, including larger biomass projects, district heating, CHP (Combined Heat & Power) systems and chilled water systems (e.g. large data centres).

Mibec bespoke buffer tanks are precision-built using only the highest quality materials. Our manufacturing facility is equipped with the latest machinery and skilled craftspeople, ensuring precision and attention to detail in every step of the tank production process. Every element, from intricate machining to precision welding, is perfectly crafted, adhering to the highest industry standards. They are typically manufactured from mild steel (usually 5mm thickness / SJ275R grade for the main body and 6mm for the dish ends) and rated to 3 bar (6 bar if required). The tanks are finished with a rigid foam insulation jacket to minimise heat losses (initial thermal K factor 0.023 W/m K. Initial U-value 0.22 W/m2 K) and a metal outer skin for increased durability during installation and service. Before leaving the factory, all bespoke tanks are individually tested to the European Pressure Equipment Directive (PED).

All our Mibec tanks are tailor-made to suit the exact customer requirements. Tanks and vessels of up to 200,000 litres are possible with our bespoke design and manufacture service (although 100,000 litres is often the practical limit for easy transportation to the site). Even manufacturing small bespoke tanks from only 100-litre capacity is possible if you cannot find an off-the-shelf tank solution to meet your exact requirements. 

All tank specifications are fully customisable to meet the exact project requirements; for example, baffles and coils can be added for linking to existing systems and heat loads. Flow and return connections can also be selected to meet customer requirements with different sizes, for example, Female BSP threads or equivalent with flange connections.

If you are looking for a genuinely bespoke buffer tank solution designed and manufactured by buffer tank experts, please email or call us on 01782 959170, where one of our team will work with you to define your exact project requirements and provide you with a no-obligation quote. When the specification for the project has been agreed upon, our team will produce a technical drawing of the tank design for customer sign-off. Once the order is placed, the lead time for delivery is only around 2-3 weeks.

Our recent bespoke buffer tank projects include 300,000 litres of thermal storage for Shafair Energy Centre, 40,000 litres of chilled storage to a creamery in Wales, five low temperature hot water buffers and two chilled water tanks for a project in London.