Pressed Steel Tanks And Water Storage

July 30, 2019 3 mins to read

As a result of their “flat pack” design, the modular hot dipped galvanised panels that comprise each tank are easily palletised which can then be packed onto vehicles capable of reaching remote regions.

Traditionally fibreglass or plastic tanks have been used in remote areas requiring liquid storage facilities. Unfortunately, both of these materials degrade over time as a result of ultraviolet light damage. In addition, these tanks are typically built as solid units – which complicates their transportation. By contrast, steel pressed tanks require little or no maintenance as a result of their galvanised finish.

Pressed steel tanks do not require welding to assemble, instead they are assembled using bolts which make the tanks easy to construct, once the reach their destination. The tanks also negate any fire hazard that a non-modular steel tank would present by eliminating the need for hazardous welding equipment during construction.

Being modular in design the tanks can be custom built to any project’s requirements. The robust materials used to construct the modular panels also make the tanks suitable for a wide variety of applications including the storage of drinking water, effluent water, petrochemicals, and a wide variety of other chemicals.

They have been used to great effect in rural areas to build cost effective water storage facilities to supply villages with a reliable source of drinking water. When combined with reliable water treatment systems steel tanks can lead to a reduction in waterborne diseases, including dysentery, which is caused by a variety of species that belong to a variety of species in the geneara Shigella and Salmonella; the most common being Shigella dysenteriae. Dysentery manifests its symptoms in patients as blood filled diarrhoea and, in some cases the vomiting of blood.

Used in conjunction with an adequate water treatment system steel pressed tanks have also been known to prevent the spread of cholera. Cholera is spread by waterborne pathogens and, in severe forms, is known to be one of the most rapidly fatal illnesses. Symptoms include watery diarrhea, cramps, nosebleeds a rapid pulse and vomiting. In the worst cases Cholera has been known to kill patients in as little as 12 to 18 hours.

Storing treated water is an essential part of the prevention of the rapid spread of waterborne disease in southern Africa. Pressed steel tanks have the advantage of being light proof once constructed. This prevents algae from growing in the tanks, which in turn maintains the quality of the treated water.