I am looking for an engineer who can help us develop a design of a 20 feet (6.1 m) long, 8 feet (2.44 m) wide container for CNG Tanks. This container should hold a series of tanks connected to each other to create a bundle. The idea is to design and optimize the materials of the container by virtually testing it (considering stresses, fatigue, etc.) so we can have the most efficient type with the least weight possible, easy to manufacture, and of course able to hold as much tanks as possible. The structural steel shapes should be commercial ASTM standards (EN) and material should be weathering steel “Corten steel” to avoid rust and which would have to be coated with a ceramic insulation. The container should have vents on the top so if there is any leak the gas could get out of the container easily (note: natural gas is less dense than air so it would automatically go up to the atmosphere fast) this design should let all the gas escape quickly. The container should also have water drainage. It should be design with lugs to be able to load it easily into a trailer platform. This container would be primarily use to supply natural gas to communities or places where there is no pipelines available, so it is also important that when placed on the ground it has no problems with rain water. They should also have connections in both of their sides so you can connect several containers together on both of their ends. Link for more information and dimensions on the tanks: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/u4jc9zsjzl1awhb/AACRuOCU8E46i1efa8bCVSUBa?dl=0
(4" should be added to each side of the tank for valves and conections)
We would need a 3D design in solid works and also develop the show drawings for fabrication.