What You Need to Know About Water Storage
When it comes to storing a large volume of cold water, you should realise that you have a choice of tank type and that you should pick the one that best suits the project or installation you’re currently working on. Before you choose your tank, you should perform plenty of checks to ensure its designed and manufactured to comply with the industry standards.
Cold Water Storage Tanks
The most common type of cold water storage tanks (CWST) you’re likely to find are made from bolted glass and reinforced plastic (GRP). Galvanised steel sectional tanks are also pretty common. The difference between the tanks is that sectional tanks are manufactured as either cold-press or hot-press panels. Generally, hot-press is the better option because you won’t find any corners on the individual panels. This is because they are hot-pressed together as a single unit rather than having the corners welded, which is what you’ll find with cold-pressed panels.
The good thing about all of the tank types is that they can be fitted with plenty of accessories. These include everything from pipe connectors and ball floats to gated ladders, immersion heaters and even access hatches if you’re working on an industrial scale. The tanks are ideally suited if you’re looking to store pretty much any type of water. It doesn’t matter if you need to store rainwater or water for a sprinkler system, the tanks can be adapted to your needs thanks to the accessories. The water tanks we stock are widely used in all sorts of places, from commercial and residential properties to hospitals, farms and more.
Maintenance and Repair
Water tanks are like any other product in that they need to be maintained and inspected regularly. Regular maintenance should include a full visual inspection and even an ultrasonic thickness measurement if required. Certain tanks, depending on where they are installed, will also need an internal ROV inspection. Outside the tank, it’s important to also inspect roof structures and supports to ensure they remain strong enough to support the tank, and it goes without saying that all the internal and external seals should be examined to make sure they are water-tight.
If you’re thinking of installing a water tank, or you just need to replace your existing one, be sure to contact us to discuss your needs.