Gas Accumulator - Lipp System
LIPP Gas Accumulator, 500 m3 Volume
LIPP Gas Accumulator, 500 m3 Volume

LIPP® Gas Accumulators

Cost-effective system for the non-pressurised storage of biogas, landfill gas, sewage gas and CO2

In biological processes, gas production is not continuous. That is why the utilisation of gas (e.g. in a combined heat and power plant) requires an accumulator in order to compensate for fluctuations during gas production and to bridge downtimes for plant repairs and maintenance.

Besides high functional and operating safety, other important criteria for the construction and operation of gas tanks include the economic aspects of investment and maintenance costs.

  • High functional and operating safety
  • Highly accurate radar measurement enables exact content to be displayed
  • Low investment and maintenance costs
  • Quick construction
  • Low-maintenance
  • Long service life
  • Leak-tightness can be checked

Technical Data

from 50 to 5.000 m3

sewage gas, landfill gas, biogas and CO2

Operating pressure
atmospheric between 0 – 1 mbar
Maximum pressure: 3 mbar
Minimum pressure: not applicable
Other pressures on request

Exterior colour
freely selectable according to RAL


galvanised steel in proven LIPP Double-Seam System

stainless steel, e.g. 1.4301 [304]

Storage balloon
PVC polyester fabrics


  • Radar measurement system
  • Over-/underpressure protection
  • Lockable access hatch
  • Gas reading
  • Stairways, ladders, platforms, connection pieces, manholes, etc.


LIPP Gas Accumulators are built according to prevailing safety standards.

Proven quality for non-pressurised storage of dry gas

Lipp developed a system for the non-pressurised storage of dry gas which has been used for over 300 projects worldwide since the early 1970s. Sizes from 50 to 5000 m³ are available according to the gas yield in each case.

Gas Storage Tank - Lipp System

The gas accumulator consists of two parts:

  • a bubble-shaped storage balloon
  • a steel container to protect the balloon against mechanical damage and the effects of weathering

The container is produced using the tried and tested LIPP Double-Seam System. The storage balloon is made of polyester fabric specially laminated with PVC on both sides for improved gas resistance and UV protection. It is suspended in the container by means of a support ring.

The gas pressure is increased as required between the gas accumulator and the point of utilisation by means of compressors. This results in lower investment and maintenance costs on the one hand and an extremely reliable and virtually wear-free system on the other. Consequently, this will also increase the service life of the system.

Construction of the LIPP Gas Accumulator
Construction of the LIPP Gas Accumulator

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