IPSAM designs and produces vacuum and high pressure installations from A to Z in-house. This makes us an outsider in the market. In the meantime, we have sold over 2.000 vacuum trucks and 30.000 agricultural tanks.
How we do that? The IPSAM way!
All our projects always start with engineering. Our multidisciplinary engineering team will calculate, design and draw the project using the client’s specifications.
The engineers establish, together with the chassis supplier, the chassis demands and the remaining building space.
After that, the tank and general construction are designed. All components receive a spot, taking into account the legal requirements and available space. After validation of this mechanical design, the plumbing and direction of the installation are designed.
We write the PLC program ourselves, which makes it possible for you to operate your installation from the control cabinet or using a remote control.
Moreover, we take care of the assessment files and we implement all the necessary action points following the applicable guidelines. Finally, you also always receive a manual tailored to your installation and containing all the most important user information guidelines.
The pressure vessel is manufactured with rolled steal or stainless steel plates, which are combined with the tank heads to a whole. After this, all seams are welded using our unique welding robot which produces a perfect welding seam.
To make the tank vacuum resistant, the pressure vessel is strengthened on the outside using reinforcing rings. Our tank builder installs the hinged rear cover and finishes the tank following the provided tank drawings.
* If the tank will transport toxic substances, it needs to be an ADR tank and this needs to be certified by an external assessment organism. They will use x-ray pictures to check if the welding seams meet the strict requirements.
Once the frame is available, we will assemble the complete installation for the first time using the production file. A spot-welding technique is used to fit all the components and plumbing together temporarily.
All other accessories are also provided, eg a hose tray, toolboxes and other demanded finishings. After a final approval by the customer, the installation is fully dismantled and prepared for conservation.
A very important step in our process is the conservation or coating of the different components. After all, our installations need to be prepared to be used intensively for 15 years by our clients.
During the pre-treatment, the components are coated individually in our coating factory. After this, everything receives a two-component ground layer and a two-component finishing layer in the client’s preferred color.
Now everything is conserved and color-coated, we can start the second assembly procedure. There’s no more welding now and everything needs to fit perfectly.
The hydraulic and pneumatic plumbings are installed and joined. The command cabinet with wiring for the electrical steering is now provided. Finally, the PLC command system is installed and the installation comes to life.
All our installations our thoroughly checked and calibrated for handing over. We use checklists to perform an extensive testing of the installation’s quality, durability and liability:
Are all mecanical components and plumbings assembled following the norms and the rules of the art?
Are all the pumps generated correctly and are they turning following the right RPM?
Is the command of all the pneumatic and electrical parts working properly?
All hydraulic components are callibrated by pressure and speed before the quality control department gives its latest approval. The installation is now ready to use!