Considerations When Choosing Bulk Water Tanks Not Intended for Drinking Water

29 Feb

In the category of bulk water tanks that suit your needs, you can purchase either polyethylene tanks or polyester tanks. If you can't find what you're looking for in both, you will find it with stainless steel tanks.

Not every tank is suitable for storing drinking water or food. Therefore, storage products for food must have specific features. Storage products cater to a wide range of needs. While tanks are generally used in homes, agricultural and industrial applications, they can also be chosen for safe use in restaurants, social facilities, sports complexes, drinking water distribution and collection systems, attic spaces, and many other areas. If you are purchasing a tank for drinking water purposes, you may need to pay attention to the following.

What is Suitable Food-Grade Materials?

Some materials are suitable for food use, and one of these materials is polyethylene. This material is internationally recognized as food-grade. The material, specially imported from Europe, is referred to as LLDPE in chemical science. Tanks produced with this material have a durable and robust body structure. Moreover, they are long-lasting as they do not require additional rivets or fasteners.

Another type of tank suitable for food storage is those made from stainless steel. These tanks are known as the sturdiest option. They do not cause any harm to food. In fact, some of them can even be used for pharmaceutical storage. Due to the inherent structure of stainless steel, no light enters the tank. Polyethylene materials, on the other hand, are inherently UV-insulated. This creates a healthier environment inside the tank for food and drinking water.

Which Tanks Are the Most Economical?

All tanks produced using polyethylene material are the most economical options compared to their counterparts. The main reason for their affordability is the raw material and production method. Due to their production method, polyethylene tanks can be produced in a serial manner. While polyethylene tanks are produced with superior quality compared to their counterparts, they do not strain your budget and add value to your projects. Although the cost is close in terms of measurements specific to storage products, as the capacity increases, the pricing increases.

How Are Food Storage Tanks Manufactured?

The production process of polyethylene tanks is slightly different from others. They have a monoblock production approach. The word "mono" means single or one, and "block" means section or part. In terms of its meaning, it signifies a single piece without any joints or sections. The production involves extracting the polyethylene poured into specific molds as a single piece without any rivets or fasteners. This results in tanks with a smooth external surface, making them easy to clean. Furthermore, due to the lack of fasteners, they are considerably long-lasting compared to other tanks.

Tanks made from stainless steel, on the other hand, are manufactured by mixing chrome and nickel to obtain steel as the main material. The obtained steel material is combined using argon welding according to the tank design. Thanks to the steel's rigid structure and insulating properties, they are known as very durable tanks. Additionally, their operating temperature of up to +80 degrees Celsius allows for the storage of many chemicals.

How Should You Choose the Size?

Tanks made using polyethylene come in various sizes. The size range starts from 50 liters and can go up to a capacity of 25,000 liters. In standard production, storage products with a capacity of up to 25 tons can be produced. For larger capacities, special mold designs can be made. Our stainless steel tanks have a much wider range of sizes, ranging from 500 liters to 100 tons.

Can Drinking Water Be Stored in Underground Water Tanks?

Our underground tanks are made from two different materials: polyethylene and polyester. Since they are underground, the color of the tank does not matter much. Underground water tank usage is preferred for areas where insulated tanks are needed or for regions with challenging climate conditions. In addition to this, they are widely used in industrial, agricultural, and landscaping areas. Even in the summer season, drinking water is stored in underground tanks because they can keep the water a few degrees cooler than above-ground tanks.

In addition to drinking water, underground tanks are used for storing valuable contents. They reduce the security concerns of users because such tanks are difficult to steal. In short, these tanks can store almost anything. If you would like to take advantage of these tanks filled with benefits for drinking water or if you would like more information about tanks, you can contact our customer representatives.

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