The high-capacity of storage tanks are important to several organizations and businesses, including food processors, manufacturing facilities, wastewater treatment facilities, municipal water distribution, oil & gas industry, power plants, or fire protection systems. They’re often used for storing the potable water for the municipal water systems, fire suppressants, chemicals for manufacturing, drilling fluids, food products, dry goods and fuel, or to perform very well they should be water-tight, simple to maintain and comes repairable.
The third option is the bolted tanks that use die-cut steel or laser panels, which are bolted in place onsite. The bolted tanks provide strength of steel, are fast to install and simple to maintain and repair. When compared to field-welded steel or concrete tanks, the bolted tanks provide many distinct benefits.
The steel tanks should be inspected and welded onsite and the concrete tanks should be poured in proper place. Both need days of the installation time, which includes a lot of labor and associated costs, and suppose there is inclement weather, installation procedure will get delayed and postponed. As bolted tanks are made offsite and come in set-to-assemble sections, the installation is fast and simple, and can also be done in any weather.
The bolted tanks will allow the installation flexibility, which surpasses steel and concrete tanks. They’re accessible in different sizes that range from 2500 gallons – over 2 million gallons, they are customized to fit allocated installation area. For the narrow areas, this tank can be made taller, and in the wider areas, width will get increased. The bolted tanks are built over the grade band foundation, the concrete ring wall and full concrete slab, which depends on project requirements & local regulations.
Compliance with the Industry Standards
The bolted tanks made to store the drinking water generally comply with AWWA D103-09 and AWWA D103-97 of standards, and EPA and FDA requirements & NSF Standard 61 for the potable water usage. The bolted tanks for many other uses generally comply with the AWWA D103 standards, by using steel sheets, which meet the ASTM A1011 33 Grade requirements & steel plates that meet the ASTM A36 requirements. The fasteners are the galvanized steel having neoprene-coated washers, which meet API 12B & Appendix A standards. The bolted tanks comply with API, NFPA & FM Global standards.
Lower Shipping Charges
Bolted tanks can be shipped disassembled, they’re highly compact to transport compared to large sections of the welded tank, reducing the shipping costs. When compared to materials needed for the concrete tank, the shipping costs are lower for the bolted tanks, as they are light than concrete.