3 Popular Types of Water Tanks Available for Your Industrial Water Storage

3 Popular Types of Water Tanks Available for Your Industrial Water Storage

28 August 2019
 Categories: Industrial & Manufacturing, Blog

Need to store water for industrial purposes? Buying a water tank is an excellent way to collect all the water you will need to use. Are you aware of the choices available to you? There are many different kinds of water tanks available on the market today. Each has its unique pros and cons that should be carefully evaluated before making a final choice.

Read along to discover some of the most common types of tanks available for storage of industrial water.

Concrete Tanks

Concrete is one of the oldest and most popular materials used to build water tanks. Concrete tanks are known for their sturdy and durable nature. These tanks are typically installed below the ground level, owing to their heavy weight. They are a great option for applications where there is a need to keep the water cool. They are also ideal for use in areas that are prone to bushfires, as they don't get burned.

One of the major reasons why people shy away from installing concrete tanks is their high initial installation cost. Concrete tanks also tend to be quite expensive to repair. Another notable drawback of concrete tanks is that they can suffer leaching or bacterial growth. Therefore, the inner walls of the tanks must be sealed to minimise the risk of leaching or bacterial growth.

Metal Tanks

These tanks come in a range of metal materials, but steel is the most widely used metal for tank building. Metal tanks are revered for their incredible strength and durability but they face the risk of rust and corrosion. Stainless steel and galvanised steel are popular choices of material for tank construction, as they can resist both rust and corrosion. Steel tanks also come with interior coatings suited to what you intend to store inside your tank. Be sure to choose the right coating for your water tank.

Metal tanks tend to be costlier than concrete tanks, owing to their superior strength and durability.

Polyethylene Tanks

These are essentially plastic tanks. They are an ideal choice for those on a tight budget who don't need huge tanks. They're easy to move, thanks to their lightweight design and smaller sizes.

Polyethylene tanks typically come in a dark colour to prevent bacterial growth inside the tanks. These tanks can last relatively long, if used properly, but they can't outlast their concrete and metal cousins.

As plastic can easily get burned, polyethylene tanks shouldn't be used in areas that are prone to bushfires.

Ultimately, the best water tank for your industrial application will depend on your water storage needs, where you intend to use the tank and your budget. Talk to an industrial water tank expert to discuss your options in greater detail.

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Hey, there! My name is Mandy and this is my manufacturing blog. The articles that I write and post here will help you to gain a better understanding of the world of manufacturing. My husband works at the local manufacturing plant and he invited me along to a recent bring your family to work day. It was really exciting to see my husband's workplace and it inspired me to find out as much as I can about his job and the industrial sector. Over the past couple for months, I have learnt so much cool stuff that I just knew I had to start this blog.