Light footing shoring of a floating roof inside a tank during tank inspection and maintenance

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United States of America

APP PUB NO 20200024068A1





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A shoring structure for insertion inside a tank through a manway of the tank and for installation under the floating roof of the tank. This shoring structure has: a telescoping upright structure made of detachable elements; and these detachable elements being configured for movement through the manway of the tank. Foldable top and bottom panels are mountable to the telescoping upright structure, the top and bottom panels being also respectively configured for movement through the manway of the tank. The foldable bottom plate being configured for integration of a pallet jack thereto, for movement of the shoring structure in a raised position inside the tank when the top and bottom panels being mounted to the upright structure. In another aspect, there is provided a combination of a shoring structure and a pallet jack incorporated in this shoring structure. Also described is a method of inspecting or maintaining a tank.

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MacLeod, Reg Kensington, CA 1 0

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