Bolted steel tanks are a convenient storage solution for either liquids or dry goods, such as water, sand, mud, or cereal grains. They are constructed from individual steel panels that are manufactured and finished at an enclosed facility, then transported to the site and bolted together using the appropriate gaskets and fasteners for the product that will be stored. Unlike conventional concrete or welded storage solutions, which require extensive fabrication and finishing processes onsite, bolted tanks offer quick installation, lower shipping costs, and they can be assembled in nearly any type of weather, eliminating many weather-related delays.
Bolted tanks are extremely versatile and can be used in many industrial, commercial, residential, municipal and rural applications. They can be assembled from a variety of materials, such as powder-coated, galvanized or stainless steel, and they are available in a wide range of dimensions that allow them to be customized to fit a project's specific requirements. They offer a durable, leak-free storage solution that is quick to install, easy to maintain and an economical alternative to other tank designs.
By using the appropriate materials and finishes for the individual tank sections, along with the proper gaskets and fasteners for the product that will be stored, bolted steel tanks can be custom-manufactured to store just about any material, including:
Bolted steel tanks are extremely versatile, and offer several advantages over competing tank designs like concrete, welded steel, plastics or composites. Some of the most important benefits include:
First, a subtitle foundation must be installed. The land is cleared at the installation site and graded to create a level surface. Then sand or crushed rock are brought in and compacted to create a suitable pad for installation, or to create a suitable surface for a concrete ring wall foundation or a full concrete slab. Once the foundation is complete, the panel sections are shipped to the site, where an installation team assembles the sections a layer at a time, placing the gaskets at the appropriate locations and bolting each section to the adjacent ones. Finally, the roof is added, along with any required fittings, such as valves or manhole covers.
Will installing bolted steel tanks save me money?
A variety of industries utilize bulk storage tanks to store their dry goods and raw liquids. The most popular of these storage tank options, and the one that will save you money, is the bolted steel tank. And here’s how:
Do you have bolted steel tanks sized to meet my needs?
One of the biggest advantages of bolted steel tanks is that they can be cost-efficiently manufactured to meet just about any size. The most popular sizes range in storage capacities from just a couple thousand gallons to several million. What size you order will largely depend on what’s being stored and for what usage. For example, a rural resident looking simply for excess water storage will find that a smaller capacity tank will do just fine, while an industrial site needing to store chemicals or wastewater will likely require much larger bolted steel tanks.
However, it’s important to consider size isn’t just about capacity, but also about how that capacity sits. Bolted steel storage tanks can be manufactured into a variety of designs to match the space where it needs to be installed. For example, some customers might require a cylindrical tank that has a small base diameter while another customer is more concerned about outfitting appropriate roofing for protection. All these demands can be readily met with the flexible sizing of bolted steel tanks.
How Pre-Finished Bolted Steel Tanks Benefit You
One of the biggest benefits of bolted steel tanks is that they come in pre-finished sections. These sections are all manufactured at an off-site, environmentally-controlled facility. Meaning, all of the metalwork, surface coatings, and refinishing products are done within a safe, regulated environment with minimal pollution and waste involved.
These coatings include silica and virconium liquid seals as well as epoxy powder coating requiring very specific mixing instructions and climate-controlled application. Having these applied off-site with pre-finished bolted steel tanks enables you to rest assured that you’re only getting the highest quality products.
“When we first started the development, a small tank on our shared well was fine. After adding more tracts, we needed a larger tank, and bolted steel tanks were perfect, because they offer the opportunity for future expansion.”
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