Why opt for Steel Tanks over Concrete Tanks?
Storage tanks are an important part of varied industries. Different types of storage cisterns and tanks can be generally found at construction sites, manufacturing plants, and similar locations. Depending on the size of the manufacturing plant or the construction site, businesses can select the types and number of tanks they require. Companies who especially need tanks for storing water, selecting steel tanks can be an appropriate option. These tanks made from steel not only last longer, but they also do not require much maintenance. Read the following points to understand the varied benefits of choosing steel tanks over concrete ones:
Stainless steel is not one specific metal, but a group of corrosion resistant steel alloys, which also contain around 10% chromium. The chromium in this alloy reacts with oxygen to form thin film of chromium rich oxide film on the surface. This film helps prevent it from getting corroded (All Metal Solutions, WHY USE STAINLESS STEEL IN CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS?, 2014). The concrete tanks are subject to contraction and expansion, caused due to freeze thaw cycles. With time this can lead to cracks, where the contents of the tanks can leak out (Tanks Direct, WHAT ARE THE DISADVANTAGES OF CONCRETE STORAGE TANKS?, 2015). This can directly have an impact on their durability. On the other hand, tanks made from stainless steel are highly unlikely to experience similar issues. Hence, it is advised to opt for tanks made from steel.
Easy installation and sustainability
Steel tank erection is an uncomplicated process. In this method, the erection and the welding work is carried on the ground. This helps ensure that there is utmost safety for workmen and facilitates inspections when required. Also, as most of the welding work is carried inside the cistern, it remains unaffected by external weather conditions; thus, help reduce the time required for construction. In addition, as mentioned earlier as steel tanks are durable and the procedure used to make them can help make sure that these tanks stay unaffected for a long period of time.
Customization and Eco-friendly
Different businesses might require different sizes of tanks for storage. Hence, businesses can consult storage tank construction companies that can manufacture tanks based on businesses’ requirements. Moreover, not only is steel completely recyclable, but 50% of it comes from re-melted stainless steel scrap. This helps reduce its environmental footprint left behind (LinkedIn, DO YOU KNOW THE ADVANTAGES OF WELDED STEEL STORAGE TANKS?, 2017).
In Korea, Bygging Uddemann is one company that can help businesses manufacture and repair existing cistern. Visit their website to know about their services.
“The above opinions are purely a reflection of the author’s point of view. They do not reflect the position of Bygging Uddemann.”
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