Stainless steel storage tanks are used to store substances such as water, chemicals, and food. With the ability to resist corrosion, prevent contamination, and protect stored goods from harsh environmental conditions, stainless steel storage tanks are the preferred storage method for many industries. Used primarily for fermentation and processing of everyday products, there are multiple types of storage tanks to suit the needs of various applications.
Storage Tank Applications
Storage tanks can meet a variety of standards and specifications, depending on the needs of the application and industry. The type of product being stored, how the product will be handled, and how often the tank will need to be cleaned are all important factors to consider when choosing the correct storage tank for your needs.
Stainless steel storage tanks play an essential role in protecting, processing, and storing products. As a highly reliable and customizable storage solution, stainless steel storage tanks are ideal for a wide range of industries and applications, including:
- Cosmetics processing
- Food and beverage processing
- Oil and gas
- Brewing, Distilling, and Winemaking
The individual needs and requirements of these applications will determine the type of storage tank needed for optimal performance.
Types of Storage Tanks
There are several types of storage tanks, each of which have their own unique characteristics that make them suitable for different applications.
Vertical Storage Tanks
Vertical storage tanks are manufactured to store acid, gas, alcohol, and other refined chemicals. Characteristics include:
- Even Pressure Distribution. The vertical design allows for even pressure distribution, providing increased strength and the ability to hold larger amounts of material.
- Storage Space. Vertical storage tanks use less floor space, making more space available for other equipment.
- Vertical storage tanks have increased stability when placed on a solid, flat surface, which is highly beneficial for storing liquids.
Horizontal Storage Tanks
Horizontal storage tanks are ideal for storing liquids, such as water and chemicals. Characteristics include:
- Easy Transportation. The horizontal design of these tanks allows for easy mobility and transportation.
- No Height Issues. Horizontal tanks use less vertical space, making them perfect for areas with low vertical clearance.
- Temperature Control. Heating and cooling liquids is easier due to the shape and orientation of horizontal tanks.
- Cost-effective and Efficient. Due to their increased surface area coverage, horizontal tanks can easily and efficiently transport products, cutting transportation costs.
Single-Walled Storage Tanks
Single-walled storage tanks, sometimes known as diked tanks, offer a less expensive storage tank option. They are commonly used indoors or outdoors in combination with a concrete structure for secondary containment.
Doubled-Walled Storage Tanks
Double-walled storage tanks are suitable for storing petroleum or chemicals that require additional protection. This highly reliable storage tank option complies with necessary secondary containment requirements, ensuring optimal performance when containing certain products.
Why AAF for Storage Tanks?
At AAF, we specialize in manufacturing custom storage tank solutions to meet the needs of various industries and applications. We offer single-walled, double-walled, vertical, and horizontal storage tanks, and our facility allows us to manufacture storage tanks as large as 10 feet in diameter. Our custom storage tanks are non-code, work under atmospheric pressure, and can be designed to handle a variety of non-corrosive and corrosive liquids to suit a range of storage needs.
Stainless Steel Storage Tanks From AAF
Stainless steel storage tanks come in a variety of sizes and types to suit the needs of various industries and applications. As an ideal solution for storing both corrosive and non-corrosive liquids, stainless steel storage tanks can handle products such as water, gas, alcohol, acid, and more.
AAF has been specializing in stainless steel tank manufacturing since 1989. Our expert design and manufacturing capabilities allow us to serve a range of industries, providing specialized storage tanks for both international and domestic customers. We can handle custom fabrications of any size with quick turnaround times and excellent customer service. To learn more about our storage tank solutions, contact us to speak with our specialists today.