10 Things to Think About Before Buying a Water Tank
Purchasing a water tank can represent a very real investment and a good amount of thought should take place beforehand in order to make certain that you select the proper make and model. Let's look at ten areas to address so that the most appropriate decisions can be made.
1. The Dimensions of the Tank
In this sense, we are referring to the amount of water that the tank can hold. Depending upon your requirements, we can provide a dimensional range between 45 litres and 97,500 litres.
2. Weight Issues
The weight of a tank needs to be considered; particularly if it will need to comply with existing structural requirements. A GRP water tank (glass fibre-reinforced plastic) boasts a lightweight and sturdy nature that is ideal for such situations.
3. Water Tank Fittings
Water tank fittings and valves are other important accessories to keep in mind, as they will directly affect the efficiency and dependability of the unit. They should be made of modern materials and be resistant to corrosion over time.
4. Protection from the Elements
A GRP water tank is normally equipped with some form of cover. Inspection hatches, handrails and even walkways can be other choices. Always check to make certain that the cover will meet the exact specifications of the tank itself.
5. Unique Solutions?
Many firms only offer a very specific range of tanks. While this may be sufficient for most applications, you can also encounter times when you will require a bespoke tank to be manufactured to exacting dimensions. Does the company offer this service and will they perform an on-site survey in advance?
6. Screened Venting
Some tanks will require a surface aperture in order to safely vent excess fumes or heat. This could apply to certain types of water and chemical storage tanks. There may even be times when local regulations dictate that such a vent is required by law. So, be sure to discover whether or not this is relevant to your situation.
7. Sectional Tanks
Sectional water tanks are often found within schools, hotels and hospitals. they are used when there is only limited access to an area or if replacing an existing tank will require major structural alterations. These can be installed by the manufacturer or with the expertise of accredited on-site engineers.
8. Internal or External Flanges?
The location of water tank flanges will often depend upon discrete installation requirements. For instance, internal flanges will be used when the tank rests upon a flat foundation. External flanges are needed when the tank is placed upon steel girders or dwarf walls.
9. Remote Tanks
Sometimes referred to as plant tanks, these variants are frequently utilised in remote locations (such as on a construction site) or when a separate pump housing is required alongside a water supply. These are excellent ways to save space and to protect all internal mechanisms.
Of course, it would be remiss to not mention the price of the unit. This concept is just as relevant for chemical storage tanks as it is regarding common water tanks. We are pleased to provide a number of different options and thanks to our in-house fabrication methods, clients can expect to enjoy highly competitive rates.
These are ten important metrics to take into account when deciding upon a specific water tank. Should you have additional questions or if you desire a personal consultation, please contact us to speak with a trained representative. Precolor Tank Division will be more than happy to help.