We choose the right materials of your tank based on the volume of liquid you want to store and other factors. If you are dealing with a large volume of liquid, we may choose to use durable material like concrete or welded steel.
The choice of materials also depends on the local climate. The water temperature in steel gravity tanks can rise beyond usable levels during daytime in sunny areas. Concrete can be a better option if you want to keep things cool!
Placement and Tank Size
Gravity tanks are mostly elevated above the roof though you can have other configurations. The placement of the tank depends on the space available for installation. The nature of space may also influence the design process.
For instance, narrow places can benefit from a longer tank with a smaller diameter. If you have ample space, we can build a shorter tank with a wide diameter. Both the sizes can be used for varying volumes of liquid.
Gravity tanks need to be designed with proper pressurization so that they can use the force of gravity effectively. We use the optimum height for your gravity tanks so that they have enough pressure to meet domestic and commercial distribution requirements.
The height is also crucial to use the natural water pressure which automatically pushes water to tanks. For example, in New York, we can create gravity tanks for buildings up to six stories that don't require additional pumps. Buildings over six-stories can use pumps to refill the tank.
We also consider the local climate while designing our tanks. Conditions like wind load, seismic history and snow load are important factors for crafting our design.
We will decide the type of materials and placement based on your local environment. For example, hurricane-prone areas will need durable material like concrete to withstand the high velocity winds during storms.
Based on your needs, we can include various features in your gravity tank. Some common features include inlets, vents, discharge nozzles, overflow, ladders, guardrails and liquid level indicators. We can also go for advanced technology with sensors for monitoring water levels and controlling your water supply system.
Corrosion Resistant Coating
We use advanced technology coating in our gravity tanks to prevent corrosion and rust. Our team ensures that the tanks are properly cured and coated evenly to ensure a long lifespan.
We choose the right type of coating based on the liquid you want to store. It's really crucial as the wrong use of a tank can lead to significant corrosion, reduce the effectiveness of the coating and even damage the product inside.
We use NSF Standard 61 Certified coatings for gravity tanks meant to store drinking water for maximum safety and peace of mind.
While you can't move concrete or field welded tanks, some tanks do offer the flexibility to be moved. Bolted designs are ideal if you want to move your tanks. Bolted tanks are built with individual sections which are brought to the site and installed. The easy installation process and modular design make them the most flexible of all gravity tanks.
Business owners may need to expand their tanks to suit the growing needs of their operations. We design scalable bolted gravity tanks that can be expanded whenever you need to. You will only have to add additional sections which can be done easily using gaskets and simple hardware.
We ensure that our gravity tanks meet your needs without any compromise!