Storage Tank Basics
storage tank companies Industrial storage tanks are normally grouped into two broad categories: above-ground and underground. Underground storage allows an operator to use all of the surface real estate that would normally be occupied by a tank.
One example is gasoline storage tanks at any service station. In this situation, having tanks above ground would actually be more hazardous due to the possibilities of a vehicle striking them, tampering and fuel theft. There is also the space for parking and fuel pumps that would be lost by the tanks’ footprint.
The downside is that these tanks can present serious problems if they ever develop a leak. Because of this they are more stringently regulated than their above-ground counterparts.
Above-ground tanks are easier to maintain, less expensive and less heavily regulated. Some are designed to be portable such as the smaller variants used for water storage in agriculture.
Part of the quest to ensure safety is continuous inspection and testing of tanks. While repetitive, their purpose is to identify and repair potential hazards before they manifest as an accident.
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