What to Keep In Mind When Setting Up Storage Tanks
Storage solutions are an integral part of many different industries and enterprises. Construction sites, agricultural bases, manufacturing plants, etc, all make use of different types of light and heavy storage cisterns and tanks. Depending on the size of a construction project, or the scale of a manufacturing plant, companies might require more than one tank or tanks made of different materials and built for different capacities.
Companies might consider investing in tanks when setting up a new construction project, or expanding existing projects and manufacturing sites. In such cases, there are various factors that must be considered before selecting and setting-up tanks. For example, would the company require a steel tank for extra durability, or a fiberglass one? Would the company require the project constructed within a deadline, or leisurely? Given below are more such points that could be kept in mind when setting up tanks:
Companies could consider what material is to be stored in the tank, how long the tank is expected to be in use, the surrounding conditions, other installations and ongoing work related to the tank, etc. Depending on these factors, heavy storage solutions could be availed in metal, plastic or cement. For example, stainless steel tanks would provide good resistance against corrosion. Tanks made of Fibreglass Reinforced Plastics (FRP) could find application in chemical industries, extraction industries, etc (Newberry & Putri, Science Direct, “WORLD’S LARGEST FRP ACID STORAGE TANKS”, 2005).
Design and make of tanks and cisterns could be closely tied-in with the construction procedures and techniques. Companies should assess in advance how fast they want the tank to be constructed, with what sort of equipment and techniques, etc. For example, opting for a steel tank erection style where welding and erection is done on the ground could be a good option for companies seeking to maximize on safety and workmanship.
There are various options in cistern shape and size that companies could consider when investing in building one. The help of professional construction experts could be taken to build extra large tanks or those with customized dimensions. Again, depending on what item or product is to be stored in the tank, companies should ensure that the thickness and width of the walls are appropriate enough to securely hold contents.
There are various other factors that companies might have to consider when building or repairing tanks and storage units. Conducting a performance analysis, repeated maintenance checks, predicting weaknesses in structure that might develop in time, etc, are some such factors. Companies could contact construction and machinery experts for a detailed review of their specific needs. One company that provides storage and construction solutions such as tanks, jacking equipment, steel tank supply, etc, is Bygging-Uddemann. More information can be found on their website.
“The above opinions are purely the reflection of the author’s point of view. They do not reflect the position of Bygging-Uddemann.”
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