Why Is Having a Water Storage Tank Important During a Fire?

11 Mar

In today's world, we see these tanks being used almost everywhere around us. They particularly stand out for their use during certain natural disasters. Another reason for their popularity is the numerous advantages they offer and their affordability.

When we consider the general purposes of these tanks, we see that they are vehicles that allow the storage and preservation of a substance, whether it is a liquid, food, or a chemical, and then release it for use when needed. It's worth noting that underground water storage tank models are set up a bit differently from others, making them suitable for use during natural disasters. Additionally, these tanks can be connected to one another, allowing for volume expansion later.

Especially during a fire, water is of utmost importance. Fire extinguishing systems come into play at the very onset of a fire. For those who wish, these systems can draw water from tanks and then switch to using municipal water. The reverse can also be done. This is because if the fire continues to spread, municipal water supply may likely be cut off. In such a situation, these tanks can be of vital importance. So, if you're wondering about the features of these tanks, let's take a closer look together.

What Are the Features of Water Tanks?

These tanks offer users a wide range of sizes and are produced using three different raw materials: polyethylene, polyester, and stainless steel sheets. There are some advantages that come with tanks made from these materials. The most significant advantage is the two-year guarantee they offer. These tanks are guaranteed by the manufacturer against manufacturing defects for two years.

First and foremost, it's important to know that Karmod's production facilities do not use low-quality or recycled materials. This ensures that the tanks can be more durable and longer lasting. Furthermore, damage that occur due to use can be repaired at our facilities. All our tanks can be produced in any color of your choice. They also have high UV resistance, preventing harmful sun rays from entering and preventing the growth of algae or other parasites inside. This creates a healthier environment for your contents. The choice of raw materials adds different features to these tanks, so it's best to consider them individually.

Features of Polyethylene Water Tanks:

Polyethylene, abbreviated as LLDPE in chemical terms, is a linear low-density polyethylene. In everyday language, this material is known as plastic. Now, when people hear "plastic," they may hesitate. However, polyethylene water tank models produced using this material are very suitable for food storage. Moreover, polyethylene has been recognized as food-safe by international food organizations. These tanks belong to the most cost-effective price category and are among the best-sellers for that reason.

They are produced as monoblocks, meaning they are made as a single piece. This feature makes both the inner and outer shells smoother, allowing for easier cleaning. Tanks that are regularly cleaned do not develop bad odors or sediment. In terms of size variety, these tanks can range from 50 liters to 25.000 liters and can operate at temperatures up to +50 degrees Celsius.

Features of Polyester Water Tanks:

Tanks produced using polyester are known for their high chemical resistance. When there is a need for high chemical resistance, these tanks can also be produced using isophthalic and epoxy-based vinyl ester resin. Essentially, they are produced using polyester resin, fiberglass, and special adhesives. This means that sharing your intended use with the manufacturer is important.

From a transport and durability perspective, there are several enhancements in the tanks to increase their strength. These include isolated steel rings and steel profile-supported internal partitions. These improvements make these tanks more durable against impacts and make transportation easier.

In addition to all this, when looking at the capacity variety of these tanks, they can range from as small as 200 liters to as large as 100 tons. This is especially important for use during natural disasters, particularly during fires. The operating temperature is up to +60 degrees Celsius.

Features of Stainless Steel Water Tanks:

Stainless steel water tanks belong to the most durable tank category. These tanks are produced by mixing steel and chrome-nickel to obtain AISI 304 steel, which is then welded together using argon gas according to the design plan. Due to the raw material, these tanks do not allow light to enter and are resistant to corrosion. They can be considered one of the most appropriate tanks to use during a fire because they have the highest working temperature. Their operating temperature is +80 degrees Celsius, and they come in sizes ranging from 500 liters to 100.000 liters. Additionally, due to their production method, these tanks have the feature of on-site assembly.

In this article, we have tried to provide information about the use of these tanks during natural disasters, especially during fires, and the features of the tanks. If you would like more information or a quote for these products, you can contact our customer representatives.

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