Water storage tanks, also referred to as cisterns, are fundamentally used to store water for domestic, commercial or industrial purposes. Commercial and industrial water tanks are important in protecting and preventing the contamination of water as it travels to the consumer.
Every commercial or industrial setting needs clean and safe drinking water, and hence the rising demand for water storage reservoirs. Most people are comfortable with the idea of using water from natural sources for washing clothes, or flushing toilets, but have reservations about bathing or drinking, and that is why they collect the water for treatment. For commercial or industrial use of water, there are only two main types of reservoirs available in the market; elevated and underground types.
It is very dangerous to store acids and hydrocarbon fuels such as petrol on high grounds, and that is why it is advisable to store them in the ground. The ground water tanks do not necessarily have to be covered, they can also be left open. There are three ways in which the groundwater tanks can be constructed, either below the ground, partially below the ground or above the ground accompanied with a water pump. Non-flammable substance and water can comfortably b stored in the elevated water reservoirs because they pose no potential harm or damage to the humans.
There are two types of elevated water tanks; steel tanks and standpipes. The standpipe type of elevated water tank can be described as an elongated cylindrical tank made of steel or concrete in some instances. There are different forms and styles on which the elevated type of industrial tank is placed on.
It is very crucial to bear in mind that not all water reservoirs are the same, but they tend to vary. Depending on the liquid to store, for instance, water or other fluids, the material that is used to make the tank is very vital because not all liquids react the same to similar types of industrial water tanks. Commmercial or industrial water tanks can either be made of plastic or galvanized steel.
Galvanized water tanks are made of iron sheets coated with zinc alloy, hence their name. Rusting or corroding nature of iron is curbed by the application of zinc alloy on its outer coat. The galvanized steel water tanks are also reinforced with an inner poly lining that prevents zinc from leaching into the stored water which can result in unpleasant metallic taste. No leakages can be experienced in galvanized water tanks because the joint is water-leaking-proof. When one intends to buy a certain size or shape of water tank, the galvanized tanks guarantee variety of sizes and shapes too. Another aspect of galvanized water tanks is that they are easy to install and to put in place. Uneven surface will damage the base of the tank.