How to Protect Your Water in Plastic Tanks from Freezing?

18 Apr

Water tanks are generally used to store and preserve liquids or food and to release and use them when needed. These tanks can be produced to meet almost any need and budget.

In our facilities, we use state-of-the-art production systems, and no recycled raw materials or any materials that could harm the water tank have been used in the manufacturing of these tanks. Furthermore, all our tanks are covered by a two-year warranty against manufacturing defects.

After providing some general information about tanks, let's focus on how to prevent the water inside these tanks from freezing. The freezing of the contents inside the tank can have a negative impact on users. Given this, we have compiled what you can do to prevent the food and liquids in the tank from freezing. Here are some tips for protecting your water from freezing:

Consider the Operating Temperature

This factor is crucial. The lowest operating temperature for all tanks is -5 degrees Celsius. However, the highest operating temperatures vary due to the characteristics of the materials used. The warmest operating temperatures are up to +50 degrees Celsius for polyethylene tanks, up to +60 degrees for polyester tanks, and up to +80 degrees for tanks made with stainless steel.

Analyze the Environmental Impact

When a tank is left outdoors, it is more exposed to environmental effects. While these tanks exhibit maximum resistance to environmental impacts, if you leave them outside, their lifespan will decrease. Tanks left outdoors are exposed to more cold, which leads to the contents freezing faster. Therefore, during winter months, it's advisable to bring the tank indoors. If you can't bring it inside entirely, for example, if it's on a covered terrace, you can still prevent the contents from freezing by covering it with a blanket.

Consider Material Characteristics

These tanks are manufactured using three different materials: polyethylene, polyester, and stainless steel. Stainless steel water tanks are notable for their properties related to temperature. They quickly absorb and release heat due to their material characteristics. However, stainless steel tanks are highly heat resistant. Tanks made from polyethylene, which we mentioned in this article, are among the best performers when it comes to preventing freezing. This is because polyethylene also serves as an insulating material.

What Are the Material Properties of Plastic Water Tanks?

After providing general information about these tanks and discussing their freezing characteristics, we come to the most important point. We will focus on plastic tanks, even though they are commonly known as plastic.

In chemical terms, these tanks are made of polyethylene. The name used in production is linear low-density polyethylene. This material has two critical properties. First, it is internationally recognized as food-grade. Our company holds over 15 production certificates and approval from the Ministry of Health under the food regulation. The Ministry of Health has granted this approval after taking necessary samples and conducting analyses. You can review these certificates on our website.

Another essential property is that this material is UV-stabilized. Consequently, the tanks made from this material have high ultraviolet ray resistance. This feature prevents sunlight from entering the tanks, which, in turn, inhibits the formation of algae, mold, and fungi inside the tanks.

How Are Plastic Water Tanks Manufactured?

Users sometimes ask about the manufacturing process of these tanks, so it's good to provide information on this matter. Tanks made from polyethylene are manufactured as monoblocks. To explain monoblock production in more detail, we can say that they are produced as a single piece. Since they are made as a single piece, they do not leak and are easy to clean. Additionally, the throat design of these tanks is made for easy cleaning.

Another important feature of these tanks is their color diversity. Although they are typically produced in two standard colors, blue and white, customers can request tanks in any color to match their preferences.

For full food compliance, the tank lids are also made from polyethylene. In addition, stainless brass connectors, which are food-grade, are used for the manhole part.

In this article, we discussed the general features and freezing characteristics of tanks made from polyethylene. If you have any other questions in your mind, you can contact our expert customer representatives to get more information.

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