Mar. 02, 2017
Stainless steel storage tanks have a variety of uses, but most fall under three main categories:
One of the most popular uses for stainless steel storage tanks is chemical storage as a strong, reliable storage system is required to resist corrosion and protect against easy puncture that could lead to an environmental mess.
Chemical stainless steel storage tanks can take the form of stationary structures set in their foundations or nurse tanks — smaller tanks that are designed to be moved around in the field and that can withstand the rigors of being out in the open and moved on a trailer.
For ranches, feed for livestock is one of the most plentiful materials used on a daily basis. Having a ready supply of feed keeps your cows, pigs, horses, chickens, and goats happy and healthy.
Two key aspects of stainless steel storage tanks for feed are how the tanks will be filled and how they will be unloaded. The right custom metal fabricator will be able to create an ideal product to suit any situation — for example, outfitting a tank with a hopper to ease feed dispersal and fabricating structural steel legs to create a throughway beneath the storage tank so distribution trucks can drive underneath for loading.
Irrigation, manufacturing, and fire-protection services require a ready supply of water to hand. For these applications, a conical bottom can be designed for stainless steel storage tanks to ensure quick and complete drainage of liquids.
Potable water can also be stored in stainless steel storage tanks for use in the food and beverage industry.