So what does that mean to you, the storage tank buyer? Well, it means that Bendel is among a handful of specialtystorage tank manufacturers that that designs and manufactures storage tanks that do other things besides store liquid. So let us present to you some different ideas on how to evaluate your next storage tank purchase.
What liquid or chemical liquid will be stored in the tanks?
We need to know the exact liquid or chemical that will be stored in the tank. What will the liquid or chemical be used in? What is the percentage of concentration of the chemical, as this helps determine the storage tank wall thickness.
Where will the storage tank be located?
This is a big question because the location helps determine the makeup of materials in the tank manufacturing process. Will the tank be outside or inside? Will the weather be freezing or hot?
Is the tank a horizontal or vertical tank? What are the specifications? Will the bottom of the tank need to be a specific cone shape for mixing materials with the stored liquid or chemical? What about the thickness of the tank walls? This all depends upon the size and functionality of the storage tank.
What connections and other hardware accessories might be needed?
The types of connections are determined by how the liquid will be transported from the storage tank into other areas. Is the liquid corrosive? What fittings materials might react negatively with the stored liquids? What about OSHA-compliant storage ladders or cat walks? Other tank options available include: Internal and external coatings, polished stainless steel finishes, internal heating/cooling coils, half pipe jackets, dimpled jackets, heat tape systems, submersible or dry well heaters just to name a few. Bendel can also insulate your storage tank and provide a protective carbon steel, aluminum or stainless steel insulation skin prior to shipment.
Bendel has been manufacturing storage tanks since 1962. Bendel can provide high quality custom fabricated above-ground single-wall or double-wall horizontal storage tanks up to 144” diameter and 50,000 gallon capacity. Our horizontal storage tanks are designed, built, tested and labeled per UL-142. We can also provide stamped and non-stamped ASME single-wall storage tanks up to 186” diameter and 75,000 gallon capacity.
For your next storage tank manufacturing project, please call Bendel Tank & Heat Exchanger at 866.596.5112 or reach our contact page here.