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Plant production infrastructure
Tank Clinic JHB currently employs some 100 employees of which close on 80 are factory related. Tank Clinic JHB manufactures on average some 15 tankers of various types and configurations per month, with a maximum output capability in the region of 25-30 tanks per month.
The plant consists of the mainline tanker facility which builds the tank shells, supporting frames and running gear structures, installing of pipelines, meters, pumps etc. Adjacent to the mainline tanker building is Tank Clinic’s tank testing facility, paint shop and final finishing facility.
Tank Clinic designs their tankers to the specific customer needs to comply with SANS 1518 (ADR) and other statutory requirements. From the design, the customer specification is translated into engineered drawings and a technical specification. A great deal of emphasis is put on structural integrity of the designs and experience has shown that this philosophy pays handsome dividends with regards to reliability and longevity.
Only the highest quality materials and components are used and subcontractors for specialized functions are of the most reputable. Application of the latest processes and techniques ensure that costs are minimized, effective payload is maximized and that reliability of the product is further enhanced. Tank Clinic further applies a strict quality assurance procedure to ensure that the end customer receives maximum satisfaction
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Tank materials and construction codes
The main material used in the manufacture of Fuel tankers is Aluminium. Tank Clinic has developed from manufacturing tanks in grades 5454, to 5083 and more recently built with 5182 H111 grade. This complies with local and international codes of construction.
Depending on the customer requirements and types of products to be carried Tank Clinic also manufacture with various Stainless steels (316 and 304), carbon steels, Domex steels and commercial grade mild steels.
Based on local legislative and industry requirements the fuel tankers are built in accordance with – South African National Standards acceptance. The main codes applied are SANS 1518 – Transportation of Dangerous goods by road.
These documents have been compiled using a mix of DOT and EU standards, with the main document of reference being ADR. In the event of manufacturing pressure vessels, Tank Clinic applies BS5500.
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ADR / ISO Certification
Tank Clinic is able to meet the most stringent design and quality standards and is certified to both ISO and ADR standards. Although ADR is a relatively new legislation for manufacturers of vehicles which are to transport dangerous goods, Tank Clinic has been building tanks which meet these requirements since as early as 2006.
The manufacturing process is closely monitored by third party inspectors from Bureau Veritas and all designs are verified by means of an integral Finite Element Analysis (Stress Analysis). The early incorporation of ADR into the design developments has ensured a smooth transition and compliance with the SANS 1518 standard.
Tank Clinic is actively involved with the South African Bureau of Standards as a participant on the sub-committee which is charged with the implementation and amendment of SANS 1518 in respect of dangerous goods vehicles.
Tank Clinic currently holds the following ISO ISO 9001:2008; 14001:2004 and 18001:2007 Certifications.
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TANK CLINIC EMPLOYEES TRUST
Although a great deal of emphasis has been made to equip the staff with the most up to date tools, Tank Clinic is still adamant that the greatest asset the company has is its people. This is evident from the newly formed Tank Clinic Employees Trust which is aimed at empowering the employees of the company and entitling them to profit sharing in the form of year end dividends. The Employees Trust currently has a 20% Shareholding in Tank Clinic.
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TTank Clinic was established in 1976 as a general repair and refurbishing shop, servicing the general tanker industry and Oil companies throughout South Africa.
Tank Clinic Founder, Nic Gerber, and his first employee, Manalele Lutholi successfully completed tanker repair work for its first client, Shell South Africa, from where Tank Clinic has through the years grown into a leading manufacturer of Liquid Bulk Road tankers. Tank Clinic’s main production plant is situated in the industrial area of Alrode near Johannesburg.
Tank Clinic has extended its operations with branches situated in strategic areas of the country such as Cape Town. Tank Clinic further enjoys the support from its dedicated repair facilities at Tanker Repair Division JHB and Tanker Repair Division KZN.
Tank Clinic has developed into one of the leading manufacturers of new tankers for the fuels, chemicals, LPG and Food industries within Southern Africa.
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A Few Words About Us
Tank Clinic is a High Tech Manufacturing and Repair facility incorporating State-of-the-Art Design and Production Technology. Tank Clinic is recognised as a leading South African Designer and Builder of Road Tankers supplying South Africa, Africa and now even exporting worldwide.
Tanker Repair Division JHB:
22 Beryllium Str, Alrode Ext 5
Tel : +27 11 864 1112
+27 11 864 5228
Tank Clinic JHB (Head Office):
26 Barium Rd, Alrode Ext 5
PO Box 124130, Alrode, 1451