There are a number of options when considering water and wastewater storage. Balmoral Tanks provides guidance on how to select the correct tank for your project and how to maintain it to provide extended, trouble-free service.
Cylindrical steel water tanks
These are available in fusion bonded epoxy coating, galvanised and stainless steel and the range of materials offered provides cost effective, project specific options for the potable, irrigation, fire and wastewater sectors, amongst others. They are available in capacities 10,000-4,000,000+ gallons.
GRP sectional water tanks
These are built on site by bolting together panels typically measuring 3.3 x 3.3ft and 3.3 x 1.65ft. GRP tanks are generally accredited to 13ft high and can be built to almost any width/depth. They are commonly used to store water in capacities 264-26,420 USG with optional insulation.
Steel sectional water tanks
Steel panels should be manufactured to BS1564:1975 Type 1 (Hot Pressed) standards and bolted to the adjacent panel using a sealant. The panel thicknesses depend upon the size/depth of the tank and range from 1/8th-1/6th inch. Tanks are built on site to 16.5ft in height and to any width/depth giving almost infinite storage capacities.
Inspection, maintenance and repair
It’s important that water tanks are inspected and maintained regularly. Maintenance should include internal and external visual inspections, ultrasonic thickness testing, internal ROV inspection, cleansing and disinfection.