If you work in the industrial production field, you’ll likely need to store large amounts of water, chemicals, or waste. But because there are so many types of chemical, water, and wastewater storage options available, it’s easy to make a wrong decision about the type of below ground or above ground tanks you use. In many cases, modular steel tanks will work best, and in others, a plastic storage tank may be more appropriate. It’s important to keep specific requirements, rather than personal material preference, in mind when making these determinations. If you’re stuck on what type of liquid storage tank to use, this brief guide may be able to help. Be sure to ask the following questions when choosing your water, chemical, or waste water holding tank:
- What type of liquid is being stored?
If you’re storing water, you’ll likely want to use stainless steel water tanks. Modular steel tanks are resistant to corrosion and will offer better hygiene (a must, when storing drinking water). However, if you’re storing chemical liquids, you won’t want to use these modular steel tanks. Instead, plastic storage tanks will be a better option. Always confirm that the type of liquid being stored is compatible with a given tank material and its components.
- What size do you need?
In this case, size definitely matters. You’ll want to figure out what size tank you’ll need to store your liquid and make sure that it works well in the space you’ve chosen. When choosing your tank size, you should also consider your tank stand and any secondary containment requirements you might need (which help to prevent spills). Should you need an unconventional size or shape, many companies will design custom storage tanks for you.
- Where will it be stored?
If you’ve decided to install your storage tank indoors, translucent storage tanks will probably work fine. But if you’re planning on having your tank be outdoors, you’ll likely want it to be opaque. That’s because opaque storage tanks will prevent UV rays from entering the tank and impacting the liquid that’s stored inside. Keep in mind, though, that you won’t be able to assess the levels of your stored liquid with an opaque tank. Should you need this feature in an outdoor application, you can install an ultrasonic level transmitter on the top of your tank.
Trackback from your site.